Butchers' Week is back for 2018

One of the highlights of the butchery calendar is returning for 2018. 

National Butchers’ Week 2018 will take place on 12-18 March and offers independent retail butchers the chance to show off what sets them apart from the competition. 

Previous years’ events have seen butchers organise tasting evenings, customer competitions, school visits and even create a limited-edition product especially for the week. 

Rod Addy, editor of Meat Trades Journal, said National Butchers’ Week was a great  opportunity for butchers to get creative and engage with their customers, especially in the face of constantly increasing competition in the marketplace. 

“National Butchers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity for a business to show off its creativity and highlight the great work done on high streets around the country.” 

As well as coverage of everything taking place over National Butchers’ Week, Meat Trades Journal’s product innovation competition will also be making a welcome return for 2018.

For last year’s innovation competition, we invited independent retail butchers to submit recipes that they had created and sold in their shop, and put them to a public vote on social media.

Last year’s winner of the product innovation competition was Gordons Butchers in East Boldon, South Tyneside for its Steak, Spinach and Halloumi Kebabs.

To get involved with National Butchers’ Week 2018, follow us on Facebook and Twitter using the #NationalButchersWeek hashtag. 

If you have an event planned for National Butchers’ Week or you want to get in early with the week’s product innovation competition, please submit the details and/or new product ideas to aidan.fortune@wrbm.com.

National Butchers' Week 2018 is sponsored by Henry Winning & Co and Tulip. 

For sponsor opportunities, please contact Meat Trades Journal's sales manager Matthew Bingham on 01293 846572 or matthew.bingham@wrbm.com

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