Ricky Stoddart

Stay in the loop - June 2020

It’s been a while since my last update primarily due to the great number of challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. I want to take this opportunity to update you on what’s happening at Koi Wholesale.

April was a challenging month because of the uncertainty that we all faced. What is typically the biggest month in the water gardening calendar looked like it could be a total disaster. For us and many companies that we deal with sales were reported to be significantly down on the previous year but by the end of the month consumer interest seemed to be on the rise.

Throughout February I had...

Ricky Stoddart

The Covid-19 Pandemic

I want to take this opportunity to let you know what is happening at Koi Wholesale during the current pandemic, but also to share my thoughts on our responsibility as human beings and aquatic business owners during this time.

The announcement by Boris Johnson to order everybody to stay at home was one that I predicted would come this week and in all honestly I’m glad it has. A great number of the U.K. population didn’t seem to be taking the severity of this invisible killer seriously enough. I witnessed a lot of selfish, stupid behaviour in my local town and in the media by people choosing to ...

Ricky Stoddart

Dates for Your Diary - March 2020

March is always an important month in an aquatic retailers calendar as preparations for the start of the new season are in full swing. We understand how crucial this time of year is and how significant the up and coming Easter bank holiday is to the industry.
Ricky Stoddart

February 2020 Koi Shipments - Latest Update

Last month we had 2 shipments of top quality Japanese koi arrive within a 7 day period. We just wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick update.
Ricky Stoddart

Large Shipments of Japanese Koi Arrive at Koi Wholesale

Within a busy 7 day period an astonishing 179 boxes of Japanese koi carp arrived at Koi Wholesale in preparation for the new season. To break that down into facts and figures the combined weight of both shipments was 3.3 tonnes with a total of 9973 fish.