M & B Meats (butchers)

Traditional or established shops are an important part of the mix. Shoppers want meat and two veg as well as a bottle of wine to go with it.

A mix of traditional shops as well as newcomers is essential. We were told there was a lot of banter between old and new traders but the established businesses would also help out with tips and advice. Choice or competition should be seen as a good thing - as it allowed shoppers to compare prices, quality or simply complete their shopping using the wider choices available - without having to head to the supermarket.

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Jim Boot