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Crawshaws reintroduces value to range following sales drop

Butchery chain Crawshaw Group has revised its change in pricing following a decline in sales for the first six months of the year. 

Butcher shortlisted for apprenticeship award

Wrexham butcher Matthew Edwards has been named as a finalist for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. 

North Yorkshire develops heritage breed Christmas alternatives

Online heritage breed butcher Farmison & Co has produced a number of alternative dinner options for the festive season. 

Innovative technology extends meat products’ life

The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings. 

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork awards. 

Crawshaws sees fall in like-for-like sales

Butchery chain Crawshaws has reported a reduction in its like-for-like sales, although this has been softened by further strengthening of gross margin. 

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

The British Beefeaters took home the best pork sausage title at this year’s World Butchers’ Challenge. 

New Worshipful Company of Butchers Master elected

Stuart Thompson of Thompsons of Smithfield has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. 

Industry mourns the loss of “hard-working” Polish butcher

The industry has shown its support and respect after the murder of Polish butcher in Essex, Arkadiusz (Arek) Jozwik. 

Top meat showcased at the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Some of the best meat in Scotland is receiving a platform to show off as part of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. 

British Beefeaters arrive in Australia ahead of World Butchers’ Challenge

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge touched down in Australia over the weekend, ahead of the competition. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016 finalists announced

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the finalists for the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016. They are as follows: 

Well Hung Meat Company moves into retail

The Well Hung Meat Company has launched its branded range of fresh organic meat into the independent retail sector. 

Cosmos Labels adds “meat and muscle” by joining Q Guild

The Butchers Q Guild is expanding its corporate membership further by welcoming West Yorkshire-based Cosmos Label into the union. 

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers’ Challenge

With just over one week until the World Butchers’ Challenge takes place, it’s time to meet the fourth and final team challenging The British Beefeaters for the title. 

James Whelan Butchers invests €100,000 in scholarships

Tipperary-based James Whelan Butchers is to launch its own privately certified professional butchery academy this Autumn. 

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Food writer to present Q Guild Smithfield awards

Food luminary Tom Parker Bowles will present the 2017 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, to be held early in 2017. 

Ireland prepares for first cross-border Butchery Trade Expo

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are preparing for the inaugural All-Ireland Butchery Expo next month. 

Meat businesses ‘named and shamed’ for not paying fairly

Two meat-related businesses have been named and shamed on the largest-ever list of businesses that have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. 

Himalayan salt wall takes butcher to the “next level”

Thatcham Butchers is hoping to be a cut above the rest with the installation of its Himalayan salt wall.

WorldSkills final six named

Cambrian Training Company has named the final six butchers who will be battling it out in the WorldSkills competition. 

Pure South Sharp Blacks aim to make it four in a row

As The British Beefeaters get ready to for the World Butchers’ Challenge next month, some of the toughest competition is bound to come from New Zealand’s Pure South Sharp Blacks. 

Butcher goes for gold with backing for Olympic hopeful Rebekah Tiler

Yorkshire butcher Ian Hewitt of I and J Hewitt Butchers will be paying close attention to the Olympic Games today as 17-year-old local woman Rebekah Tiler represents Great Britain in the weightlifting competition. 

Derbyshire butcher gets behind Olympics with speciality sausage

Croots Farm Shop is celebrating the world’s greatest sporting event by launching Croots Rio Sausages.

Welsh butcher expands business operations

Jamie Ward’s Traditional Family Butchers has opened its second store in Churchstoke, on the Wales/England border. 

Deadline for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards entries extended

Due to overwhelming demand, this year’s entry deadline for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016 has been extended. 

Meet the Australian Steelers

We’ve already introduced you to the British Beef Eaters, who will be representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge, but who will they be going up against to be crowned the best in the business? 

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year. 

Butchery skills demonstrated in masterclass videos

JJ Food Service is showcasing traditional butchery skills in a series of ‘Meat Masterclass’ videos via its social media platforms. 

Lishman’s celebrates 30 years in service

West Yorkshire butcher Lishman’s was joined by hundreds of customers, neighbours and locals to help celebrate its 30th birthday. 

Ginger Pig shortlisted for Lloyds Bank National Awards

North Yorkshire farming and butchery firm Ginger Pig has been shortlisted for Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year, at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Awards. 

Traders issue warning on National Living Wage increase

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has joined forces with other trade associations to express concerns over potential increases to the National Living Wage. 

Ginger Pig opens eighth London site in Wanstead

Butcher chain Ginger Pig has opened its newest London shop, its eighth in the city. 

BDCI tees off for charity golf day

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is calling on golfers in the meat industry to help to raise funds by signing up to participate in this year’s Golf Day. 

Butchery champion crowned at Royal Welsh Show

Mark McArdle (pictured left) has been crowned champion of Wales at the final of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Butchers’ Club butchery competition at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

Butchers Q Guild expands membership

Brendan Anderton Butchers (pictured) in Longridge has been welcomed back into the national Butchers Q Guild, after already holding membership in previous years. The business will join 116 independent butchers across the UK.

Bradford to host Great Yorkshire Competition

The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition returns to Bradford this year. 

Scholarship winners to take fact-finding tour of US

The recipients of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC’s) 2016 scholarship have been announced at a reception at the Royal Welsh Show. 

High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment. 

Crawshaws set for further shop openings

Forty new jobs are to be created in the north west as the fresh meat and food to go retailer prepares to open two new stores. 

Aubrey Allen opens new café site

Coventry butcher Aubrey Allen has expanded into food to go with the launch of Aubrey Allez - a café and takeaway outlet next door to the company’s butcher’s shop and delicatessen. 

Scottish meat industry gets behind Homeless World Cup

Scotch Beef PGI, which is promoted by the Scotch Butchers Club, has been named as one of the official supporters for Team Scotland ahead of this year’s Homeless World Cup 2016. 

Hammond Charcuterie to expand with move to new premises

Hammond Charcuterie is planning to more than quadruple production and set up a dedicated butchery workshop and retail outlet when it moves into new premises in the autumn. 

Turkey farm joins Q Guild

The Q Guild has welcomed poultry producer Caldecott’s as its newest corporate member. 

Gift voucher scheme to benefit butchers and farm shops

A Premier Butcher gift voucher scheme was launched Wednesday, 6 July at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) Members’ Day held in London. 

Scottish butchers’ shop finds new owners

Award-winning Davidsons Specialists Butchers in Aberdeenshire has acquired Royan’s of Elgin in Moray for an undisclosed sum. 

Winner of WorldSkills English heat named

The winner of the third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition took place in Leeds City College yesterday (Tuesday, 5 July 2016). 

Butchers prepare for English heat of WorldSkills challenge

The third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge will take place tomorrow at Leeds City College. 

British Beefeaters welcomes Leeds City College student

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey will be joining the British Beefeaters Team GB as it prepares for the World Butchers’ Challenge. 

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