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Award-winning butcher teams up with local boxing champion

Meat Trades Journals 2015 Butchers Shop of the Year winners for the South of England, Walter Rose & Son, has entered a sponsorship deal with local professional boxer Nick Blackwell.

Interfood to offer BladeStop through new butchery division

Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division.

Alfresco Chef is new corporate member of Q Guild

Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild.

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award.

New tax system requires digital records

Butchers have been advised to be ready for changes to the tax system that will require them to keep digital records.

Fresh to Store teams with Alf Turner

Fresh to Store, the owner of Kerryfresh, has teamed up with award-winning family-run butchers, Alf Turner, to introduce two pastries to its chilled delivery service range.

Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site.

Cranstons opens new Brampton site

Cumbrian master butcher Cranstons has opened its new Brampton Food Hall.

Butcher creates healthy eating links with local school for National Butchers' Week

To build up momentum for National Butchers Week (14-20 March), butcher J Brindon Addy, located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, is taking part in a healthy eating initiative with a local school.

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb.

Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentines Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day.

Getting to know Boghall Butchers

Meat Trades Journal popped in to see Boghall Butchers, crowned the best butcher's shop in Scotland 2015, to have a chat about what makes them so unique.

New corporate members for Q Guild

West Midlands-based Theos Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members.

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls the worst period of low prices for over half a decade.

Walter Rose launches special sausage for charity

Wiltshire butcher Walter Rose & Son is selling sausages to raise money for charity.

Midland Bacon Co expands fleet

Midland Bacon Co has teamed with Gray & Adams to add a new eight-wheeled refrigerated truck as the business grows.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Welsh lamb

Red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be celebrating the passing of the Year of the Sheep with Welsh Lamb through its digital marketing platforms this month.

Butcher celebrates Six Nations with special sausages

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country.

NACB chairman announces retirement

Peter Allen, of Aubrey Allen, revealed he has stepped down as his position as chairman of the National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB).

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Butchers invited to get ready for pulled pork campaign

Butchers are being urged to register for pulled pork point-of-sale kits for when the high-profile campaign returns to air in February.

Pork pie firm relaunches website

Pork pie producer Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its website, www.porkpie.co.uk.

Love rub pulled pork campaign launched

A 2.7 million (m) Pulled Pork promotion has been unveiled by AHDB Pork in an effort to bring value to the sector.

Funding opportunities for the future of the food industry

GroceryAid, a charity whose mission statement is to help people from the grocery industry in need, has opened up applications aimed at apprentices looking for extra funding while undertaking a grocery industry apprenticeship.

Thermal insulation container set to help the industry in transporting cold foods

Refrigerated transport is often considered a major contributor towards carbon emissions. Provider of thermal insulation materials Enviro-Pod said that, aside from the high running cost of refrigerated transport, running chillers and doors being left open during the loading and reloading of stock also have a damaging effect on the environment.

Game market goes wild as sales grow

The market for game meat is at an all-time high, according to the Countryside Alliance.

Worlds most expensive haggis unveiled in time for Burns Night

Haggis specialist Macsween of Edinburgh has created the worlds most expensive haggis as Scotland sets to prepare for Burns Night.

Shropshire butcher prepares for 40 years in the business

G N Badley & Sons, in Gibbons Road, Trench, will celebrate 40 years in the industry this March.

Pulled pork campaign set to return

After the success it brought last year, the pulled pork advertising campaign is set to return to television screens next month.

Getting to know Simpsons Butchers

We caught up with our Butcher's Shop of the Year overall winners 2015, Simpsons Butchers in Heckington, Lincolnshire, to find out what sets them apart from the competition.

NFMFT grieves the passing of former president Ken Wakelin

The meat industry has been mourning the loss of former National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) president Ken Wakelin, who passed away on Wednesday 6 January following a short illness.

Butcher praises community following 3,500 meat theft

A butcher in Riverhead, Kent, has applauded the brilliant community for the support they have shown after 3,500-worth of meat was taken just before Christmas.

Butcher closes after 90 years

After nearly a century in the industry, AG Dennis Family Butcher, in Wanstead, London, has closed its doors for the final time.

Low-fat sausages to help with weight loss

Northern Irish healthy eating company Slender Choice has launched a range of low-fat sausages to the market.

AHDB Beef & Lamb launches Meat Education Programme

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the Meat Education Programme.

Mearns T McCaskie joins Q Guild

Award-winning Inverclyde butcher Mearns T McCaskie has been awarded membership of the national Butchers Q Guild.

Crawshaw Group sees strong growth over festive season

The Crawshaw Group has posted a 64% increase in group sales for the 15-week period to the 3 January 2016.

Christmas hailed a success by butchers

As we enter a new year, the UKs butchers reflect on another successful Christmas period for their businesses.

Stanforths Butchers now owned by Simon Barker

Simon Barker has taken over 100% control of the Stanforths butchery business, including the meat production unit at Skipton Auction Mart and the retail shop in Skipton.

Former NFMFT director John Fuller passes away

Tributes have been paid to former National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) director John Fuller who has died at the age of 76.

Organic meat company starts year with new innovation

Devon-based The Well Hung Meat Company has begun 2016 with the launch of a meatbox aimed at simplifying eating clean, healthy, and organic meat.

B Riley & Sons abattoir falls into administration with 131 job losses

Burnley-based abattoir, B Riley & Sons, has been forced to close down after experiencing significant cashflow difficulties resulting in 131 staff have being made redundant just before Christmas.

Telford butcher on track for record Christmas sales

GN Badley & Sons butchers in Telford, Shropshire, is looking to break its own sale records this Christmas period with the help of online sales.

Malcolm Allan takes on Christmas staff to cope with demand

Scottish meat producer Malcolm Allan has created 20 temporary roles to meet increased demand for its handmade steak pies over the Christmas period.

Festive sausage raises money for charity

A Cirencester butcher has unveiled a limited edition Christmas sausage for the festive period in aid of charity.

Butchers warned against phone scam

Butchers have been warned against scams using stolen cards and urged to be vigilant against too good to be true orders.

British food and drink sector strengthens

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), data by Santander Corporate & Commercial has shown that the UKs food and drink sector grew 6% in 2014 to a total of 8,225 firms.

Industry rallies behind flood victims

Although homes and businesses have felt the power of nature from Storm Desmond in the north of England, the extreme weather has not dampened the community spirit.

Butchers hail Small Business Saturday a success

Shoppers across the country took advantage of Small Business Saturday, which falls on the first shopping Saturday of December every year. The campaign is designed to highlight small businesses and to encourage customers to shop local.

Scotch Butchers Club embraces the Christmas spirit

With Christmas around the corner, Scottish butchers are bracing for their busiest time of year.

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