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Berwick Street Market welcomes Butcher & Brine

Quality food traders Butcher & Brine is among a selection of new stalls to open in London’s Berwick Street Market. 

World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Search for Wales’ best butcher

Skilled butchers from Wales are being called to show off their abilities at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month. 

Scottish butcher teams up with Asda

Wholesale butcher Malcolm Allan has signed a contract worth £150,000 with supermarket chain Asda.

Funding boosts apprenticeships

In an effort to attract more young people into the industry, the government will be providing butchers with increased funding. They plan on creating three million apprenticeship starts by 2020. 

Butcher humbled by local support

A High Wycombe butcher has received an “overwhelming” amount of support from the local community, after threats of losing his business.

Scotland’s geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

We Hae Meat rolls out an ice little earner

Ayrshire-based butcher We Hae Meat is muscling into the frozen meat category with the launch of a ‘from farm to frozen’ range, which has won a £60,000 listing in Scottish Asda stores.

Young butcher recognised at Somerset Business of the Year awards

A Somerset butcher has been named a finalist in the local Business of the Year awards.

Champion of Champions crowned

Chris Potter from Tim Potter Son & Daughter in Wellington, Somerset, was crowned this year’s Champion of Champions at St Bart’s Brewery in London.

Family call for second E.coli inquest

The family of a five-year-old boy who died after eating E.coli-infected meat in school have made a plea for a second inquest into his death. 

Scottish butcher snaps up beloved Edinburgh bakery

Butcher Mark McGill has extended his business by buying one of Edinburgh’s best-known bakery businesses which became a late-night institution for thousands of customers. 

Much-loved butcher John Laking passes on

John Laking, a popular Lincolnshire butcher, passed away on 29 September in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby. 

Butchery trade receives national recognition

Thanks to the endeavours of learning provider Cambrian Training Company, butchery has been adopted as a WorldSkills UK National Competition. 

HAIP revises halal policy

HalalAssure-IP (HAIP) has reissued its Halal Certification policy to ensure a trained slaughter-man is present during the time of slaughter. 

Aldi overlooks meat in online offering

Following its announcement that it will launch sales online, discount supermarket Aldi has revealed that it will not include meat. Instead, it will start with wine by the crate early next year, and launch non-food products by spring 2016.

Butchers urged to get behind British Sausage Week

With the 18th annual British Sausage Week approaching (2-8 November), butchers are being urged to support the campaign by grabbing their free point-of-sale promotional kits.

Asda wins top turkey award

Asda has won the best retailer prize at this year’s British Turkey Awards. 

NPD could generate £92m in added sales

Almost £92m in extra sales could be generated if the meat industry pursued new product development opportunities proposed by AHDB Beef & Lamb, according to the sector group.

Warning on apprenticeships for butchery industry

Leaders in the butchery industry have warned against using apprenticeships as a replacement for offering staff a competitive wage.

Butchery apprentice scheme is approved

Apprenticeships in the meat industry have received a boost following government approval to launch a brand new ‘Trailblazer’ programme, set to go live this autumn across England. 

Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales. 

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as London’s Tobacco Dock hosted the UK’s third Meatopia festival.

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this year’s International Young Butchers’ Competition. 

Popular game fair comes to an end

The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) has cancelled the annual Game Fair, including calling off next year’s event at Ragley Hall. 

Qurbani guide published by AHDB

A Qurbani guide has been issued by AHDB Beef & Lamb to help industry, butchers and consumers during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. 

Organic sales experience growth

There is an increasing demand for organic products, according to research from the Soil Association. Figures suggest that since August 2014, organic sales have outperformed their non-organic counterparts. 

Try something different for the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup about to start, fans of the sport are soon to find themselves occupied for the next month.

Family butcher experiences revival

JBS Family Butcher, located in Sudbury, Suffolk, reopened on Thursday 10 September two months after closing, although not without caution.

Scottish butcher gets a slice of success

Andrew Kirk, of Fife, has been found to have the best pies in the country. The butcher’s steak pies have been judged the Scottish Champion in the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Evaluation.

Edwards of Conwy makes burgers with Sir Terry

Butcher’s Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy will appear on TV this week following a visit from Sir Terry Wogan.

New Zealand makes it three on the trot

New Zealand has won this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge. 

British beef and lamb receives new promotional campaign

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled a new promotional campaign for beef and lamb cuts, due to launch next month. 

First for Northern Irish beef

The inaugural Northern Ireland Beef Event, Beef NI Expo and Pedigree Calf Fair will take place on 14 November at the old Balmoral Belfast venue. 

Industry urged to get behind British Sausage Week

British Sausage Week is back. The biggest sausage celebration of the year gets underway from 2-8 November 2015.

Beef dripping reigns supreme

The Great Taste Supreme Champion 2015 has been awarded to James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping product.

#BritishLambWeek social media campaign hailed a success

Following a difficult few months for British lamb, the industry has taken to social media to promote the meat with an encouraging lift in sales for independent retailers. 

Butcher and war veteran James Dunning passes away

James Dunning, the writer, distinguished war soldier and former butcher, has died at the age of 95. 

Young butchers chosen to represent UK

Three young butchers have been selected to represent the UK at this year’s International Young Butcher Competition (IYBC), taking place later this month in the Netherlands. 

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. 

Dalziel launches premium gammon

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has launched its own premium gammon brand called Oakwell Gold, under an exclusive partnership with supplier Pork Traders Oakwell. 

Study shows customers value taste in lamb

Taste is the main reason people purchase lamb, new research has revealed. 

Boozy bangers for Scottish butcher

A family butchers in Scotland is reaching out to a younger audience after developing a Jägermeister and Red Bull infused sausage.  

Yorkshire farm opens butchery room

A Yorkshire farm has opened a new butchery room to sell its own produce. 

G N Badley & Sons supports local catering school

Shropshire butcher’s G N Badley & Sons is helping trainee chefs by supporting the nearby National Hospitality School. 

Deadline day for Champion of Champions fast approaching

Mark Friday 4 September in your diary and get your entries in to the nation’s top sausage competition. 

Support online for #BritishLambWeek

Butchers and producers have taken to social media to promote #BritishLambWeek. 

AHDB plans revitalisation in response to intervention accusations

AHDB Beef & Lamb has responded to concerns over government intervention in marketing campaigns raised by the resignation of chairman Stuart Roberts. 

Sacrifice guidelines set out for UK’s Muslim community

Demand for sheep meat in the UK is set to see a significant increase in sales during the end of September when the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Adha falls.

Foodservice firm boosted by butchery buy

Wales-based Harlech Foodservice has boosted its turnover substantially following the acquisition of a butchery business three years ago.

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