National Butchers' week

This week is National Butchers' Week and the theme will be the increase in shoppers turning to the tradional local Butcher after the horesmeat scare.

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National Butchers Week celebrates an increase in customers

Walter Smiths Butchers Credit: ITV News Central

Today is the start of National Butchers Week. It comes at a time when more people are turning to their local butcher for their meat, following the horsemeat scandal.

Walter Smiths Butchers are a Midlands based chain with 17 shops across the region.

Walter Smiths Butchers Credit: ITV News Central

They have reported, in some areas, an increase of 33% in the number of customer visiting their butchers since the horsemeat scare.

National Butchers Week also celebrates more women taking up the trade.

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