Chapman appointed president
Jamie Chapman was appointed SFMTA president at its AGM held on Sunday (26 November).
Jamie Chapman was appointed SFMTA president at its AGM held on Sunday (26 November), taking over from past president Duncan MacKenzie.
Chapman (pictured left with his father), who runs Chapmans in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, is the fourth member of his family to hold the position. His father was SFMTA president from 1981, his uncle James in 1968 and his grandfather from 1946-47.
Stepping down, MacKenzie said: "We are lucky to have Jamie. He will be a great asset as he is very knowledgeable as the trade."
MacKenzie said the Federation's biggest challenge had been to win trade from the supermarkets. "Looking at supermarket figures in the past year alone sales of frozen meat have fallen by 13% and high street butchers are winning the battle. We have done by changing our trading name and logo to Scottish Craft Butchers three years ago."
He added that Jamie's job would be keep the pressure up on the supermarkets.
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