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Butchers Continue To See Rise In Sales

Wednesday February 27 2013

Stuart The Butcher Stuart The Butcher

BUTCHERS across Barnsley have seen an increase in customer numbers because of the horse meat and food labelling scandal.

In a follow-up to last week's story about Penistone's thriving butchers, it appears that the town centre's have also had a boom in sales.

Stuart Barrow, owner of Stuart The Butcher in the meat market, says the problems have definitely seen more shoppers venturing in - although he says it may take some folk some time to get used to unpackaged fresh meat.

"You can tell some of them have never bought fresh meat before,'' he said. "I know they will get more help and advice from me and my staff than they will ever get in a supermarket - my advice is just come and ask and we will help you.'' 

Town centre manager Anne Untisz said more people seemed to be heading to the markets after losing confidence in products from supermarkets and because they wanted meat from a butcher they could trust.

She said: "I think that's why we've seen people coming in. They have confidence in their product - butchers on the market can tell you where it's come from and some of them have rosettes from cattle which have been prize winners.''

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Reply Posted by Frank Anguige on Saturday March 2 2013 at 14:06
We have baught meat from Stuart before and it is always good and fresh.

Reply Posted by Hayle Crossland on Friday December 30 2016 at 22:05
I buy meat from Stuart every week. Over the years ive tried almost every stall but Stuart is by far the best. Loads cheaper and much better quality that supermarket's so what more can you ask for.