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187-year-old butchery business hails ‘fantastic’ new store

Yorkshire-based Johnson’s of Thirsk Quality Butchers has opened a new store twice the size of its old premises, which has been a butcher’s shop since 1830.

Last call for Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Fancy your chances against the best in the country? Well, you have until Monday 14 August to get your entries into Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017.

Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards welcomes all

Butchery businesses of all shapes and sizes, not just traditional high street outlets, are invited to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards 2017. 

Puddledub expands with new butcher’s shop

A Fife farm is set to open its first standalone butcher’s shop under the Puddledub brand next month, following a successful pop up. 

Butcher’s Shop of The Year 2017 open for entries

Calling all butchers: Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of The Year (BSOTY) 2017, the premier contest for UK butchers, is now open for entries, with a deadline of 7 August. 

Topping Pies launches new gourmet range

The Topping Pie Company has launched gourmet and speciality fresh and baked frozen pie ranges and unbaked frozen products at the Farm Shop and Deli Show, organised by Meat Trades Journal publisher William Reed. 

Butchery success at Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Butchery won big at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards. 

Business ‘booming’ for new Tariq Halal Tooting store

Award-winning Tariq Halal butchers has opened its eighth store, in Tooting.

How can you keep your customers interested?

Standing out is increasingly important in a competitive market. Our expert gives tips on the best way to attract and retain customers.

Butcher’s Shop of The Year hosts book signing

Butcher’s Shop of The Year 2016 winner Walter Rose & Son hosted a book signing on 20 January by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, a regular customer of the business.

Appleton’s to open new Boroughbridge shop

Independent butcher’s Appleton’s is to open a new shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. 

Integrated approach: How the latest EPoS and labelling systems benefit butchers

Butchers are facing an onslaught of evolving demands from harried, price-conscious shoppers accustomed to cash-free transactions, escalating labelling requirements and potentially a reduced workforce as the National Living Wage puts pressure on operational costs. Installing the right EPoS system can streamline the operations of a butcher’s shop, creating a more efficient business from stock control through to labelling and sales, allowing shop staff to focus their valuable labour hours elsewhere.

Q Guild welcomes Cotswolds farm shop

Jesse’s Farm Shop in Cirencester has been awarded membership into the national Butchers Q Guild. 

Broughgammon Farm plans farm shop and café expansion

Northern Irish artisan cabrito and veal processor Broughgammon Farm has announced plans to add a farm shop and café to its estate. 

Snaffling Pig takes Dragon’s Pantry crown

Flavoured pork crackling specialists The Snaffling Pig Co were crowned the winners of the Dragon’s Pantry pitch competition at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC from 18-20 April. 

Cheshire lad named best farm shop butcher

A nationwide competition has crowned its 2016 Farm Butcher of the Year champion. 

North Yorkshire farm shop gets new butchery counter

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop at Gate Helmsley in York has incorporated a new butchery counter with the help of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company. 

Shopfitting: Fighting Fit

Ensuring your business is looking its best can be costly but it’s vital for any butcher with long-term success in mind, says Aidan Fortune.

Shoppers buying little and often

The big weekly shop may be getting smaller, according to research from IGD. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalists announced

The entries have been examined and the finalists for the 2015 Butcher’s Shop of the Year have been revealed. 

Deadline day to enter Butcher’s Shop of the Year

If you haven’t entered Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK, do it now! 

Premier Young Butcher prize awarded

Lucy Crawshaw of Taylor’s Farm Shop in Lathom, Lancashire has become Britain’s Best Young Butcher, winning the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015. 

Retailer promotions keep food prices falling

A focus on promotion by retailers has led to another month of food price deflation.

Butcher unveils Plan Bee for store

A butcher’s shop in Wishaw is to start selling honey alongside its meat after it acquired four beehives, which sit next to the shop.

Lincolnshire butcher’s shop gets facelift

An award-winning Lincolnshire butcher has refurbished his flagship store with a state-of-the-art dry-aging cabinet. 

NI consumers prefer butchers to supermarkets

Consumers in Northern Ireland believe that meat should be purchased in a butcher’s shop and not a supermarket. 

Buckinghamshire butcher to expand estate

Buckinghamshire butchers Ricky and Emily Jeffrey are to open another shop in the county. 

The search to find UK’s best butcher’s shop is on!

The time has come to start Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. Entries to the Butcher's Shop of the Year competition are now officially open, with 12 categories to enter this year. 

Video: The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015

This year's Farm Shop & Deli Show saw over 400 suppliers descend on Birmingham to exhibit at the NEC.

Farm shop bosses share knowledge

A panel of farm shop experts gave visitors their top tips for running a successful business in a special talk at the Farm Shop & Deli show in Birmingham earlier this week.

Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

London-based Tariq Halal has opened its fifth butcher’s shop in Fulham, with plans to open more this year.

Scottish butcher’s strikes burger deal with Tesco

Perthshire’s Simon Howie butcher’s will launch its steak burgers into 51 Scottish Tesco stores next week.

Revamped butcher’s gains alcohol licence

A North Yorkshire butcher’s shop has been celebrating its revamped shop, which includes a licence to sell alcohol and a food-to-go counter.

National Butchers' Week - Edwards of Conwy

It's National Butchers Week so we caught up with our Butcher's Shop of the Year, Edwards of Conwy.

Seven to vie for Premier Young Butcher title

Seven of the UK’s top young butchers will be taking to the stage to compete for the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015, up from the previous year’s six.

Sausage King sets himself a new challenge

A UK sausage expert has set out on a mission to try the nation’s best bangers, most recently sampling a “stunning array” at a Derbyshire Farm Shop.

Scottish butcher creates yellow sausage for charity

An Aberdonian butchers has come up with a yellow sausage recipe in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’.

College to open butcher’s shop as part of course

A North-East college is involving students in a field-to-fork project by opening a butcher’s shop from which to sell its own farm’s meat. 

Big expansion for Farm Shop & Deli Show

Due to “exceptional demand”, The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015 is set to be 100% bigger than last year.

ABP in local training move

Beef firm ABP Doncaster aims to reduce unemployment in Barnsley and Doncaster by teaming up with a local training initiative.

Tributes paid following butcher's death

Tributes are being paid to a young butcher who died in an road traffic accident over the Christmas break, leaving behind a baby daughter.

Carol Smilie lends festive help to butchers shop

Scottish television presenter Carol Smillie offered a festive helping hand at a West Lothian butchers shop during its one of the busiest week of the year.

Entries urged for young butcher contest

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders is urging hopefuls to get applications in for its Premier Young Butcher competition as the competition is already hotting up.

Video: Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014

Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards was a great success again in 2014, and here is our video round-up of the event.

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2014 on Twitter

INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014.

Butcher’s Shop awards revealed tomorrow

The winners of Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014 competition will be revealed tomorrow at the Rosewood London Hotel.

Turnbull’s extends ‘meals on wheels’ service

A Northumberland Q Guild butcher is adding a second mobile shop to its long-standing ‘meals on wheels’ service.

Conwy butcher exports to Malaysia

A Q Guild butcher has received its biggest ever overseas order for homemade sausages and dry cured bacon.

Franklins hosts annual goose walk

One Bedfordshire goose farm has opened its doors for the British Goose Producers’ (BGP’s) annual walk.

Young finalists chosen in Butcher’s Shop awards

Four young butchers have been selected to go head-to-head for the prestigious title of Young Butcher of the Year in the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

Butcher’s targets students with value meat box

Butcher’s shop G N Badley and Sons is offering university students across the country affordable meat through its new student meat box scheme which it hopes will set it apart from the supermarkets.

Butchers’ Shop of the Year finalists revealed

Butchers throughout the UK are celebrating after being named as finalists in the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

Makeover for Hazlemere butcher’s

A Buckinghamshire butcher’s shop, Halls of Hazlemere, has been refurbished for the first time in almost 30 years.

Farm shop’s sausages go online

Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, has launched an online sausage shop, meaning its bangers are now available for home delivery throughout the country.

Deadline extended for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

Q Guild grows membership base

The Q Guild of Butchers has accepted five new members from across the country in the first half of 2014.

Marks & Spencer sees food sales rise despite online problems

Despite heavy losses for Marks and Spencer (M&S) online, the department store chain has reported growth in food sales.

Hunt on for best butcher’s shop

The search is under way for the UK’s best butchery business, with Meat Trades Journal urging butchers throughout the country to step up and be in with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade.

Muddy Boots steps into retail

Meat brand Muddy Boots has opened its first meat shop in Crouch End after turning down a lucrative Tesco deal last year.

Co-op to slash prices on everyday meats

The Co-operative has launched its latest price slashing campaign, ‘Fair and Square’, which has reinforced fears of a supermarket price war.

Brian Turner joins butchers to compete against supermarkets

In a strong attempt to compete against supermarkets, chef and TV personality Brian Turner has officially opened a brand new concept butcher’s shop in Leeds today.

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