Butchers enjoy sales lift during horsemeat scandal
Last updated at 10:05, Friday, 22 February 2013
WHILE the horsemeat scandal has tarnished shoppers’ trust in processed foods, Tynedale butchers are reaping the benefits.
Butchers around the area are beginning to report a rise in the number of people crossing their doorways.
Whether it be old customers returning to the fold or new ones escaping the pull of the supermarket, people have picked up the buy local baton.
Hexham butcher Cranstons has already seen a rise in customers, with manager Nick Collins reporting a 10 per cent increase in sales compared to the same week last year.
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First published at 10:04, Friday, 22 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.