THE owner of a pet shop in Hereford has seen a drop in footfall over recent months as energy prices rise.

The High Town market is full of wonderful stalls, and while many have come and gone over the years, the community feel remains the same.

Broughtons is one of the long-established stalls.

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

Their family ethics and passion for helping people with their animals is what keeps Ms Bishop going, with her dog and daughter by her side.

Hereford Times: Broughtons Pet Store sells a range of different products for petsBroughtons Pet Store sells a range of different products for pets (Image: Rob Davies)


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

“I love what I do.”

The community in Hereford has continually helped over the years, and means she has long term customers she has come to know.

The stall itself hasn’t been affected directly by the rising cost of living as they run on little electric, but she has too noticed a decrease in footfall.

“People are being more cautious about buying,” she said.

But she also believes it will pick up at Christmas.


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