UK CUSTOMERS: OCTOBER ORDERS - BUY NOW, PAY IN JANUARY 2019!
UK customers (excluding Northern Ireland) now have the option to order now and pay in January 2019 - giving you a boost to your cashflow.
In order to choose this payment option you must order at least one product from the ScobiesDirect Christmas Shop and your entire order will be eligible for our Buy Now Pay January 2019 offer & payment terms. (See our Terms & Conditions for more info)
Qualifying orders must be placed by 31st October, and you will be given the option on the checkout page to BUY NOW PAY JANUARY 2019. ScobiesDirect may extend for another 2 weeks after this date.
Choose what suits you best: pay now or in January 2019.
All qualifying orders will be invoiced and require to be paid by 18th January 2019. If you don't already have a ScobiesDirect account, we will set one up for you subject to our standard account approval process and will advise you within 1 working day if you have qualified for our extended payment terms for your Christmas order.
Your order will then be released for picking and packing. Your new account will remain open for you to use after Christmas on our normal 30 day payment terms.
BUY NOW PAY JANUARY 2019 offer is only available to Food Sector Businesses based in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland. Our standard returns policy applies.
Today marks the end of an era at Scobie & Junor. Our long standing Sales Manager Graeme MacIntyre is retiring after 38 years service.
In 1980 when Graeme came for his interview, he was just back from a Euro-railing trip and was skint, in need of a quick short term job. He is now the longest serving employee on the payroll! Not only was he offered the job with Scobies, but on the same day a local driving school were keen to hire him as an instructor. Anyone that has been in a car with Graeme knows that this was a lucky escape for the streets of East Kilbride.
Before he joined the company, Graeme sold welding rods and Kirriemuir gingerbread - he is now affectionately known as the GMac the Gingerbread Man.
Graeme’s Scobie years were spent initially on the butcher vans – still in use by our Mallusk branch, although we have updated the Ford Transits every so often. Trips to Campbelltown, Portpatrick, Solway Firth and the Borders were right up Graeme’s street. As the company moved from selling direct to the butcher, he joined the team of sales managers selling to food processors - adding more strings to his bow as he got to grips with new products and procedures. By the time ScobiesDirect was established, Graeme was a well versed oracle of all things butchery, small to large scale. Our go-to man for everything!
Graeme has been a big contributor to the success of ScobiesDirect. He leaves behind the legacy of a healthy large customer base of regular butcher customers, many of whom he has visited and got to know well.
We have all very much enjoyed working with Graeme, from trips to Meatex in Birmingham to fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants presentations. He has always been willing to share or show off his knowledge, and over the course of the past year we have endeavoured to extract this knowledge and experience, presenting it on the pages of ScobiesDirect.com to be able to continue bringing our customers the same level of expertise.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Graeme all the best of health and a long and happy retirement, spent with family, grandchildren, friends and the fellow residents of his Spanish holiday town.
The recent hot weather in the UK has resulted in an increasing number of Brits cooking on their barbeques. However, this boom is just part of an overall trend which has seen a rise in the popularity of BBQ cooking.
BBQ flavours are all the rage, and this was just one reason that ScobiesDirect partnered with Angus & Oink – a specialist supplier of BBQ rubs and sauces.
Angus and Oink represent a passion for BBQ and authenticity, the team focus on delivering a distinct flavour using fiendishly researched ingredients, tasty chillies and delivering on flavour…Kerr….PoW!!! They don’t use thickeners, preservatives, colourings and stuff you really don’t need to eat.
To help butchers understand how to best use their BBQ product, Angus & Oink created 4 fantastic recipes for you to enjoy:
The General BBQ Rub
Product Code: ATGS200
RECIPE PDF: The General - Tex Mex Burgers
Butchers: Suggestion on how to promote the Angus & Oink products to your customers...
Many butchers we know do tasters - providing samples of say chicken or pork cooked with the Angus & Oink rubs on them. For example, one butcher puts out Char Siu chicken last week and sold 10 rubs in minutes. Other butchers sell the meat in the counter covered in Angus & Oink rubs raw…or sell raw meat and a tub of rub for customer to take home and cook.
ScobiesDirect is delighted to once again be sponsoring the prestigious Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards.
Taking place on Monday 5th November at the County Hall in Westminster, these awards recognise and reward the UK butchery sector’s commitment to building and maintaining product quality and customer service.
From family run independent shops to large chain stores, both rural and city based, the awards are your opportunity to best showcase your butchery business, great products, craft knowledge, specialists skills and fantastic staff. It's a chance for you to gain the recognition you and your team deserve.
With 13 bespoke categories to choose from, there's something for everyone including seven regions of geographic excellence. There’s also Farm Shop of the Year, Young Butcher of the Year, New Butcher Business of the Year and many more.
How can ScobiesDirect help you with your entry?
To be in with a chance of winning you need to provide proof as to why your shop should be nominated for an award, such as showing examples of your produce and cabinet displays, shop hygiene, and presentation of staff. ScobiesDirect can help you achieve this success:
You are what you meat! Our phenomenal range of value add ingredients will create a range of flavoursome produce to be proud of.
Our new Ticket Printer System will create a professional range of product information and price cards to ensure your produce provides all the correct information including allergen declarations.
Five Star Hygiene
Meet the standards required to ensure the highest level of hygiene with our Cleaning Shop. ScobiesDirect provide a trusted range of hygiene products which you can rely on.
Create the right impression in the first round with sparkling white coats, smart aprons and hygiene friendly head wear. You'll find everything you need in our Clothing Range for Butchers and if you are looking for something bespoke, just ask - we'll try our best to source this for you.
You’ve probably been receiving lots of emails from companies notifying you of updates to privacy policies because of changes to EU data protection laws – a result of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
• Give you more clear and detailed information about your collective rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information.
• Make it easier for you to control the information you provide us. You’ll see that our policy explains your choices about this.
• Provide more detail about the measures we have in place to keep your personal information secure.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU STILL WANT TO HEAR FROM SCOBIESDIRECT
Under the terms of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect in May 2018, we will need your consent to keep sending your emails. This means that if you’d like to receive emails from ScobiesDirect, you should let us know. If you don’t confirm your consent, you will no longer receive emails from us.
As you may know, ScobiesDirect sends out emails, usually 1-2 per week. We hope you find these emails useful and informative. For example, we often send emails letting people know what products we have promotions/discounts on, as well as emails telling you about new products or relevant industry news & events.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you still want to hear us via e.g. emails, etc – which may offer discount codes, info on new products, industry news, information on industry events such as the Butchers Shop of the Year, etc, then it is very easy.
Simply opt in by doing 1 of any of the 5 options below:
Phone us and let us know that you want to opt in – just quote reference GDPR and give us your name and postcode for us to update your ScobiesDirect Account.
When placing an order, while at Checkout tick the opt in box next to Your Data
Login In to your ScobiesDirect Account. Once logged in, if you have not already optted in you will see a section near the top right: ‘GDPR – Your Data’, where you can opt in by clicking on the grey ‘Opt in’ button.
After you have logged into your ScobiesDirect Account, in the dropdown list select “Your Details” and then within this page select the opt in in the box.
Up until the 25th of May we will be sending out a number of emails asking if you want to opt in – simply click on the KEEP ME IN button in the email – easy.
We do not sell your data to third parties and you will only receive correspondence from Scobies Direct.
You can change your mind at any time, but if you choose not to opt in we won’t be able to contact you after 25th May 2018.
This would mean we wouldn’t be able to tell you about promotional discounts we have, such as butcher events like Butchers Shop of the Year, Love Lamb Week, Great British Beef Week, and many other events...
So please make sure you opt in – we’d be sad to see you go – and sad for you to miss out on the useful, informative and hopefully entertaining info. We hope you stay with us.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.
If you run a business that has collected information on your customers or prospects, then you need to make sure your business will not be in breach of the new GDPR regulations come 25th May 2018.