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Celebrate National Butchers’ Week!
As I’m sure you are aware, 13th to 19th March is National Butchers’ Week. You didn’t know? Shame on you!
National Butchers’ Week was originated by the trade magazine Meat Trades Journal and its aim is to raise the public’s awareness of their local butchers.
There is no doubt that the traditional butcher has become an endangered species in this age of the supermarket and internet. But are people really satisfied with something in a plastic tray covered in plastic or vac packed lumps of what is described as ‘bacon’ but may well be largely water?
Fortunately there has been an upturn in the industry in recent years with local butchers’ shops making a comeback across the UK. Increased demand has led to an increase in independent shops of some 40%. A local butcher can provide so much more than a supermarket meat counter with all cuts of meat available as well as a wealth of knowledge about how to prepare and cook it.
Evidence shows that many youngsters are reluctant to use their local butcher as they feel they do not have the knowledge to make sensible requests and purchases. National Butchers’ Week aims to counter that by tempting people into their local shop.
Certainly my team and I are always willing to spend time with customers, new or old, and help them make informed choices and purchases. Please do take advantage and call into our smart refurbished Hucclecote premises.
You may be surprised at what we can achieve together!