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Butchers Fayre set to open in Burnley on 30th October

  • Butchers Fayre will open in the former Poundstretcher on Queens Lancashire Way on 30th October
  • They are currently recruiting for around 12 staff, with plans to increase recruitment once the store is open
  • The business is owned by a Burnley family who are thrilled to bring a new offering and jobs to the town

A new business is set to open on 30th October at the former Poundstretcher site on Queens Lancashire Way.

Butchers Fayre will open a new store in Burnley, its second shop, with the first in Wigan.

Butchers Fayre set to open in Burnley on 30th October

Area Manager Tony Taylor explained that the new Burnley store will be significantly larger and use as many local suppliers as possible. The store will offer fresh meat, delicatessen produce and fruit and vegetables, as well as other locally sourced products such as wine and gin.

He gave Burnley.co.uk an exclusive tour of the premises, with work well underway.

“The store is huge, and we are currently meeting lots of local suppliers to ensure we have a wide variety of products available for customers, supporting the local economy as much as possible. Leaflets will go out in the middle of October across the BB10 to BB12 postcodes to promote our store opening and special offers. We hope to have some surprises too for people who come down on our first day”, Mr Taylor revealed.

Butchers Fayre is part of Kings Fine Cooked Meats (which has roots dating to 1888), with the factory site based in Wigan employing over 145 people. Family members are Managing Director Jonathan Hamer, who was born and raised in Burnley and is an avid Clarets fan. Jacqui Latham, Finance Director, still lives in Burnley, while Jane Fitzsimons heads up the team as HR Director.

Mr Hamer told us: “We are excited to be opening up a new store with the opportunity to bring our passion for food and customer service to the town and people of Burnley.”

Area Manager Mr Taylor knows only too well the importance of creating jobs. Sadly, like many people during the COVID-19 situation, he was made redundant, but within a few days of leaving his previous role, he started his new position as Area Manager for Butchers Fayre.

“I was really fortunate to find a new job so quickly. We are currently looking to recruit around 12 to 13 people, including butchers, and once the store is established, we would of course hope to increase our recruitment drive,” he added.

Butchers Fayre Burnley will open 6:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-18:00 Saturday and 10:00-16:00 Sunday. We are pleased to welcome the business and new jobs to our town, and we look forward to its opening day.