Lincoln Crawshaws safe from the chop

Popular Lincoln butchers Crawshaws confirmed it is here to stay, despite the national brand falling into administration.

As previously reported, the company announced that they had “not been successful in raising sufficient capital” to fix financial issues.

Staff at the Cornhill market store in Lincoln were not aware of any plans to close when the announcement was made on Wednesday, October 31.

Now, Crawshaws has said that it will be “business as usual” for 19 stores across the country, including the Lincoln, Grimsby and Scunthorpe branches:

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster
  • Crystal Peaks, Sheffield
  • Grimsby
  • Hellaby, Rotherham
  • Hull, Bransholme
  • Hull, Whitefriargate
  • Kirkgate Market, Leeds
  • Hunslet
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • Pontefract
  • Arndale Centre, Manchester
  • Pocklington, York
  • Salford
  • Scunthorpe
  • Stockport
  • West Bromwich
  • Wigan

The company also revealed that any saving stamps are redeemable at the listed stores.

However, the company operates a further 31 stores in the Midlands and North of England which were not mentioned on the post.

It will come as a welcome relief to shoppers at the Lincoln branch who were shocked by the administration announcement.

“I have used them on and off for years. Their meat of the week was a real life saver on a budget,” Kirsty Smith wrote at the time.

“The lovely guys behind the counter would let me keep my bag on the freezer so I cold collect it on the way back to the bus.”

Sandy Bannatyne also commented: “I’ll bet this is connected to the monopoly supermarkets have. Crawshaws have always sold excellent meat.”


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