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biltong, droewors, Leamington, leamingtonspa, small business, south african food -

On Saturday the 26th of June I celebrated the 1st birthday of Ben’s Meat & Heat Emporium. Customers enjoyed boerewors rolls cooked on the braai by the awesome blogger, Braai Lad and our fantastic braai wood supplier, Let’s braai. The braai was my way of saying thank you to all the fabulous customers who have supported me over the last year.      It was so good to see so many of my regular Emporium customers on the day as well as some new faces. It was also fantastic to see many of my South African customers meeting fellow ex-pats...

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biltong, chilli, coronavirus, small business -

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us and small business has been no exception. Many small businesses have been forced to close while others have had to adapt their businesses to the new circumstances. Thankfully, part of my business is an online shop, so I have been able to continue to supply my customers with their favourite South African snacks. The other part of the business however, my market stall, has not been able to operate which has impacted revenue. In these difficult times, I have been heartened to see so many other small businesses...

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