Cost of living affects long-established Hereford Pet Shop

THE owner of a pet shop in Hereford has seen a drop in footfall in recent months due to rising energy prices.

The High Town Market is full of wonderful stalls, and although many have come and gone over the years, the community vibe remains the same.

Broughtons is one of the long-established stands.

Claire Bishop took it over from her mother, who had been there for 25 years.

Their family ethos and passion for helping people with their animals is what drives Mrs. Bishop, with her dog and daughter by her side.

Hereford Times: Broughtons Pet Store sells a range of different pet productsBroughtons Pet Store sells a range of different pet products (Photo: Rob Davies)

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“We are a family business with a passion for providing only the best for your pets,” she said.

“I like what I do.”

The Hereford community has continuously helped over the years, which means they have long-time clients they have come to know.

The stand itself hasn’t been directly affected by the rising cost of living as they run on little electricity, but she’s also noticed a drop in attendance.

“People are more cautious when buying,” she said.

But she also thinks it will resume at Christmas.

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