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Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

New appointment at Tariq Halal Meats

Tariq Halal Meats has appointed Mansur Ahmed as halal assurance and development director. 

Swansea butcher’s goes digital

Swansea-based Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher is set to enter the digital world with the launch of its new retail website, bestonlinebutcher.co.uk, at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells. 

New chairman for HCC - Meat Promotion Wales

Kevin Roberts, the new chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), has outlined his priorities following his appointment.

Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

Butcher introduces boozy bangers into market

A Northern Irish butcher is capitalising on the popularity of alcoholic favourites, by infusing them into his widely recognised sausages. 

Royal Welsh Show to highlight best in butchery

A selection of Wales’ most celebrated butchers will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and promote the trade at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Butchers benefit from card payments

For the first time, card payments have overtaken those made by cash among UK retailers. 

Morrisons to stock 100% fresh British lamb

Morrisons has announced that it is to stop selling New Zealand and Australian fresh lamb and will only stock British fresh lamb products. 

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

The nation’s premier sausage competition is now open for entries. 

Police investigating butcher theft in Sheffield

The South Yorkshire Police service is investigating a reported theft from a Sheffield butchery business. 

Federation honours ladies section as it closes

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) honoured its Ladies Section at its annual general meeting in Chesterfield yesterday (9 July), as it announced the Section’s activities were ending.

Scottish butcher boosts burger sales

Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher is celebrating a bumper summer, with sales of its premium BBQ range growing. 

Scottish butchers rally behind pork campaign

Butchers across Scotland are supporting a campaign encouraging consumers to ‘Do More with Pork’. 

Industry united over charity football event

The meat industry has united behind a charity football event supporting homeless young people organised by butcher William Ross, manager of Northamptonshire butcher’s Sauls of Spratton.

Lucas Ingredients launches ‘Smokehouse’ burger mixes

Lucas Ingredients is bringing the smokey taste of the US deep south to butchers’ burger offers, launching Tennessee and Louisiana ‘Smokehouse’ burger mix lines as the first in a broader range of mixes.

Like-for-like sales drop at Crawshaws

Retail butchery chain Crawshaw Group posted a drop in like-for-like sales but is focusing on its new shop models to get it back on track.

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. 

Final Worldskills butchery heat winner named

The fourth and final winner of the Worldskills butchery competition has been named. 

Scottish meat industry wins millions in grant funding

Scottish meat processors and butchers have secured funds totalling £3.7 million through Scotland’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) Grant Scheme. 

Butcher ‘thrilled’ by royal recognition

A Welsh butcher has become one of an exclusive club of 16 Royal Warrant Holders in Wales, and is the only butcher in the country to achieve the recognition.

Butcher takes on baker in Scotch pie contest

One of Scotland’s most renowned butchers is to take on a leading Kilmarnock baker in a Scotch pie bake-off today. 

Meat Scholarship Association celebrates landmark year

Members of the Welsh red meat sector are being called upon to apply for a potentially life- and career-changing experience. 

Industry fights to narrow meat origins education gap

The meat industry has highlighted its work with children to raise awareness of where their food comes from, amid British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) results highlighting worrying gaps in their knowledge.

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. 

How bright is the future of the retail butcher?

This piece is an honest account of the challenges which I personally see in our industry. It may be controversial and people may have different opinions on some of the content written, however when all told this is my livelihood, my life and my passion.

Third Worldskills heat winner named at Leeds City College

James Taylor has been named the winner of the Leeds heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

PM swoops in for photocall at Smithfield Market

Prime Minister Theresa May visited Smithfield Market at 5.30am this morning on the eve of the General Election, taking butchers working there by surprise. 

Worldskills Welsh butchery heat winner named

Jake Laidlaw of Andrews Quality Meats in Swindon has been named the winner of the Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

Bevan’s Butchers steps into spotlight in butchery series

Surrey-based Bevan’s Butchers is the latest business to be showcased in Dalziel’s ‘Proud to be a Butcher’ series. 

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

Q Guild’s new manager is Claire Holland

The Q Guild of Butchers has appointed Claire Holland as its general manager.

Worldskills Northern Irish heat results announced

Dylan Gillespie has won the Northern Irish heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

EHL Ingredients doubles manufacturing space

Food ingredients firm EHL has acquired a new 8,000 square foot manufacturing site in Stockport that will allow the business to expand operations and trigger a recruitment drive. 

AVO extends BBQ range

Tapping into the health market, European ingredients manufacturer AVO has launched a new Lafiness to its marinade range.

Butchers prepare for first heat of Worldskills Competition 2017

The first heat of the Worldskills Competition 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Southern Regional College in Newry, Northern Ireland. 

Winners of National Meat Products and Premier Young Butcher competitions named

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has announced the winners of its annual National Meat Products Competition and Premier Young Butcher 2017 award. 

Q Guild BBQ Supreme Champion crowned

H Clewlow Butchers from Nantwich in Cheshire has been crowned Supreme Champion at the annual Q Guild BBQ competition. 

UV breakthrough hailed for knife sterilisation

A waterless steriliser, offering an alternative to hot water for sterilising knives and other tools in cutting plants and abattoirs, has been approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is already attracting considerable interest from the meat industry, according to its inventor. 

UK beats Germany to come fifth in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK trounced Germany to claim fifth place in the International Young Butcher Competition, set in the picturesque Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck in Austria, although France came top.

Last call for National Meat Products Competition

Butchers seeking to showcase their talents at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders' (NFMFT's) National Meat Products Competition must register entries by close of play on Friday 19 May.

Butchers warned of fraudulent ‘utility company’

The butchery industry has been told to remain “vigilant” in the face of a scam involving fake utility companies. 

Scottish Craft Butchers Fair awards top talent

The cream of Scottish butchers won recognition for their talent and innovative, high quality products at the Scottish Craft Butchers Trade Fair on 14 May.

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

Welsh strongman attributes success to butchery background

David Todd, of Hugh Phillips Butchers in Swansea, has been making the most of working in a butcher’s and abattoir, leading him to become an award-winning strongman. 

Pork firm eyes global growth with factory investment

Cranswick Country Foods has won permission to extend its pork abattoir in Preston from East Ridings District Council and now plans to use it to build on product development and global trade. 

Cranstons to refurbish Carlisle store

Cranstons plans to complete refurbishment of its Carlisle store in Fisher Street by the end of June. 

Yorkshire butcher promotes local lamb in school workshop

Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy promoted local lamb at a butchery workshop at Holmfirth High School, West Yorkshire, last week.

After a lengthy period of huge increase, are there still growth opportunities for burgers?

Traditional burgers are as likely to be found on sale in most butchers’ shops as sausages. They are almost a staple on the shopping list for some. Yet sales in the UK and the US are under pressure after several years of booming growth.

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