Norfolk butcher named Retailer of the Year

Arthur Howell butcher’s shop in Norfolk took home a hat-trick at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards. 

The business, ounded in 1889, was named Best Butcher’s, East Anglican Champions and overall Retailer of the Year on Monday 18 April.

“To win one was fantastic, but to win three was really, really wonderful,” Arthur Howell’s daughter, Alex, told Meat Trades Journal.

“I think it will make our customers feel confident with us and I think they’ll feel proud and a part of it. They’ll feel like they’ve helped us to win the awards and that’s a nice feeling for customers as well.”

Meanwhile, Arthur said he was pleased to win the butchery category, adding that he was “overwhelmed” to win an additional two.

“Everything helps business but I’m sure this will help it even more,” he said.

“We try to have everything very local. We try to cut our food miles down so much, from our animals coming in – which is sometimes only three miles away – and into our own abattoir where we can look after everything. One of our shops is only 10 yards away from our abattoir.”  

Meanwhile, Clogher Valley Meats, based in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, won the NI regional award.

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