Every week a traditional butcher closes for good. “Working more than thirteen hours six days a week: the younger generations think differently about that”

“You can still earn a living with it.” Say the butcher himself said it. And yet the number of traditional butchers in our country continues to decline. In ten years, more than one in five butcher shops disappeared. On average, more than one butcher shop closes its doors per week. One reason for this is that it is a tough job with many working hours. “I work 80 to 90 hours a week,” says butcher Marc (56) from Gentbrugge. But there’s more.