M&S Money Launch Pet Food Competition
on: October 14, 2009, 4:08 am
Author: M&S Money
Money has reported that Brits will spend more than £1.7billion
on cat and dog food this year, and now the insurance provider
is giving pet owners a chance to win a years' supply of pet food.
who takes out or renews an M&S
Pet Insurance policy before December 31st 2009 will be entered
into a prize draw. There will be six prizes of Royal Canin dry
pet food for one cat or one dog for one calendar year.
Last year £1.7billion* was
spent on feeding the nation's 14.5 million cats and dogs.
are becoming more concerned about what they feed their pets. A
recent survey** found that 90% of pet owners know that what they
feed their pet affects is
health and therefore they want to feed their pets the best-quality
food. High-quality premium foods are therefore a growing market
owners who want to keep their cats and dogs on a healthy diet
but still keep costs down are increasingly turning to online pet
stores. Bestpet, an online pet pharmacy and shop, has seen a 30%
increase in sales of premium cat and dog food in the past year.
The site sells pet medication and food costing up to 50% less
than prices found at veterinary surgeries.
Sweeney of Bestpet Pharmacy said: "Obesity is an increasing
problem among cats and dogs. Pets that carry too much weight can
suffer from heart complaints, diabetes and arthritis.
pet owners who ensure their cats and dogs have a healthy diet
and regular exercise can help reduce expensive vet bills in the
Pet Insurance policyholders can benefit from reduced pet food
costs with a 5% discount from Bestpet.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
*Estimated cost according to Mintel Report Pet Food and Pet Care
Retailing, Retail Intelligence, October 2008
**Survey by the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) quoted
in Mintel Report Pet Food and Pet Care Retailing, Retail Intelligence,
M&S Money (the trading name of Marks & Spencer Financial
Services) was founded in 1985 as the financial services division
of Marks and Spencer Group plc. The company is now a top-ten credit
card provider and the second-largest travel money retailer in
the UK. M&S Money also offers a range of insurance cover,
insurance and car
insurance, as well as loans, savings and investment products.
November 2004, Marks & Spencer sold M&S Money to HSBC.
The Group serves customers worldwide from around 9,500 offices
in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region,
the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$2,527
billion at 31 December 2008, HSBC is one of the world's largest
banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed
worldwide as 'the world's local bank'.
Money has an executive committee comprising an equal number of
representatives from HSBC and Marks & Spencer.
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