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James Taylor wins gold at WorldSkills butchery final

James Taylor of Simpsons Butchers, Lincolnshire, has been crowned champion of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017.

Traditional Christmas meat pies now available on AmazonFresh

AmazonFresh has sought the help of celebrated butcher C Lidgate to bring back the traditional, meat-filled mince pie. 

Tom Kerridge to open butcher initiative this Friday

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is to open his butcher-come-pub project on Friday, 17 November 2017. 

Scottish red meat sector positioned to tackle Brexit challenge

The Scottish red meat sector has been told that it has a strong future ahead of it, despite the obstacles that may be presented by Brexit. 

Worshipful Company of Butchers partners with Team GB

Team GB has announced a major sponsorship deal with The Worshipful Company of Butchers for the World Butchers’ Challenge (WBC) 2018. 

VIDEO: Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017

The nation’s finest butchers gathered on Monday, 6 November at County Hall in London to celebrate the best the industry has to offer. 

Big success for Big Sausage Week!

As Big Sausage Week comes to a close, we’ve been overwhelmed with the level of response that we’ve received from everyone. 

Champion of Champions 2017 winner revealed

Sunshine won out on Monday, 6 November, as Allan Bennett Butchers in Wolverhampton won the Champion of Champions 2017 accolade.

Lishman’s of Ilkley crowned Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017

After 32 years in business, Lishman’s of Ilkley in West Yorkshire has finally picked up the top prize in independent retail butchery.

Owen Taylor & Sons won Best Festive Product of the Day
  (Photo: NFMFT )

Christmas products awarded at national competition

Some of the best Christmas products to come out of the country’s butchers for 2017 have been honoured at the inaugural National Festive Meat Products competition. 

Big Sausage Week: Q Guild manager shares tips on sausage judging

Manager of the Q Guild of Butchers took to the radio to share her inside knowledge of what makes a good sausage. 

VIDEO: Why you should be entering sausage competitions

After months of preparation, The Big Sausage Week is finally upon us! 

Butchers win out in Q Guild sausage survey

The majority of consumers buy their sausages from a high street butcher's shop, according to a new survey by the Q Guild.

Young butcher adds to trophy cabinet

A young, award-winning butcher has added another accolade to his resumé, after being named Higher Apprentice of the Year. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year tickets selling fast

With just over a week to go, tickets to Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017 are selling fast. 

Grimsby butcher ceases trading

John Pettit & Sons butchers, established in 1892 and based in Grimsby, stopped trading last week with immediate effect. 

Industry mourns loss of former NFMFT president

The meat industry is grieving the passing of Michael Beaumont, former president of the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT).

Diet trends drive EHL’s gluten-free range

EHL Ingredients has expanded its offering of gluten-free products as a response to consumer demands.

Irish festival welcomes Scottish butchers for demonstration

Scottish and Irish butchers united to take part in a butchery demonstration at the recent Pigtown festival in Limerick.  

Butchers’ roadshow caters to all

With only one week to go to the Autumn Roadshow & Festive Meat Products Competition, butchers across the nation are being encouraged to attend and hone their knowledge. 

London butcher makes it into Michelin Guide

London butcher Hill & Szrok Master Butcher & Cookshop has won a listing in the Michelin Guide, published earlier this month, for its evening restaurant offer. 

BDCI unveils new Lean on Us campaign

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has unveiled its new campaign to help those from the meat industry who have fallen on hard times. 

New Dalebrook showroom unveiled

Dalebrook Supplies has opened its new flagship showroom.

Butchers urged to support British turkeys

Independent butchers have been called on to adopt the stance of all major UK supermarkets in supporting British turkey for 100% of their fresh offer.

Innovative Food Ingredients introduces a taste of Kentucky

Supplier Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has expanded its portfolio by adding a new and improved Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Sauce to its repertoire. 

Otley butcher named Supreme Champion at pie competition for second time

Geo Middlemiss & Son Butchers has been crowned the Supreme Champion at the 2017 Great Yorkshire Competition in Harrogate for the second time, with its large pork pie.

Northern Irish butcher develops regional black pudding

A Derry butcher has sourced local ingredients to bring a new black pudding to the market. 

Butchers’ day designed to connect industry specialists

A one-day networking event has been created to help butchers optimise Christmas sales.

Lucas extends Smokehouse range to include sausages

Lucas has introduced two new Smokehouse sausage mixes.

Search for Ultimate Scotch Lamb Butcher commences

The hunt is on for the Ultimate Scotch Lamb Butcher. 

Chicken scandal provides opportunity for butchers

The latest meat scandal to rock the industry has given butchers a welcome sales boost. 

Industry mourns death of legend

The meat industry was left shaken this week following on from the unexpected death of Marco Peerdeman. 

Unilever becomes latest Q Guild corporate member

 The Q Guild of Butchers has welcomed Unilever as its newest corporate member. 

Slight progress made in Crawshaw half-year results

Sales and footfall remain a challenge for retail chain the Crawshaw Group, although some progress has been made in returning to growth. 

The healthy range is tapping into the needs of the modern consumer
  (Photo: Simon Howie Butchers  )

Simon Howie caters to millennial audience

Meeting younger consumers’ demands, Simon Howie Butchers has introduced a range of healthy options.

Industry legend Marco Peerdeman passes away

It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Marco Peerdeman, who passed away last weekend. 

Rebecca Adlington is the ambassador for the new AHDB Pork campaign
  (Photo: Slazenger )

Rebecca Adlington is new AHDB Pork campaign ambassador

Olympian Rebecca Adlington OBE has been unveiled as the ambassador of the new AHDB Pork Midweek Meal campaign.

Sales growth reported by Simon Howie Butchers

Scottish-based Simon Howie Butchers has seen a year of sales growth, despite mounting pressures. 

BDCI golf day raises funds for charity

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institute (BDCI) has scored a hole in one at its annual golf day.

Last call for Champion of Champions entries

This is your last chance to get your entries in for Meat Trades Journal’s annual Champion of Champions awards, as the 2 October deadline looms.

Geoff Grillo
  (Photo: Worshipful Company of Butchers )

New Worshipful Company Master announced

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has elected Geoff Gillo as its new Master. 

Introducing Mark Ramsay

Joining the British Beefeaters for the first time this year, is Mark Ramsay of Falleninch Farm in Stirling. 

VIDEO: Why Britain’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year is supporting Big Sausage Week

With the Big Sausage Week just over one month away, Meat Trades Journal caught up with Walter Rose & Sons, voted Butcher’s Shop of the Year, to find out why it is important to support the event. 

Aubrey Allen welcomes new apprentices to butchery

Coventry-based butcher’s and Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalist Aubrey Allen has been showcasing the next generation of the industry with an apprenticeship open day. 

Welsh lamb initiative sets ‘new standard’ for Danish industry

Danish butchers and retail representatives have praised Wales’ Lamb Cam initiative. 

BDCI to reveal new initiative at Festival Dinner

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institute (BDCI) is to reveal a major new initiative for the charity at this year’s annual Festival Dinner, which will take place on Friday 20 October in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. 

New pastry range targets butchers and meat manufacturers

Bells Food Group has launched a new business arm, with the aim of tapping into the butchery sector. 

Six WorldSkills finalists named

The six butchers that have made it to the final of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017 have been announced.

Calling all butchers, Champion of Champions deadline approaches

With the 25 September deadline approaching, you now only have two weeks to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions competition. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalists unveiled

The finalists for Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017 have been revealed. 

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