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Butchers make a killing

by 5m Editor
2 March 2005, at 12:00am

UK - West country meat producer Lloyd Maunder claims a return to more traditional shopping practices was behind last week&#39;s (w/e Feb 25) acquisition of the Dewhurst butchery chain. Spokesman Neil Macdonald said that Lloyd Maunders&#39; own butchers&#39; shops had enjoyed a revival in consumer interest recently, which convinced the firm to expand its butchery enterprises. &quot;We&#39;ve operated shops since the 1880s and have been very successful with them in recent years. Customers are increasingly returning to ideas of buying from a butcher.&quot; The firm, which owns several farms, a hatchery and feed mill, produces around 400,000 chickens a week as well as sausages and other processed meats. <i>Source: FWi</i>

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