They may be more used to bagels, but New Yorkers are being encouraged to try some wheaten, soda or potato bread instead. The call came from Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell as he launched the NI Year of […]

Conference to place ‘Focus On Food’

With Northern Ireland embarking on the ‘Year of Food and Drink’, Belfast City Council once again will place the ‘Focus On Food’ at a major one-day conference, which will help further drive the city’s culinary renaissance and examine the importance […]

Call for entries – The 2016 Mighty Spud Awards Nominate your favourite chippy chip or 5*creamy mash in the 2016 Mighty Spud Awards

Chef Paula McIntyre is leading the search for the best potato dishes that Northern Ireland has to offer in the inaugural Mighty Spud Awards 2016. The awards are part of an ongoing campaign to support the NI potato industry, while […]

Coca-Cola employees help give NI Hospice a Cracking Christmas

Following a successful three year term of fundraising, kind hearted employees from Lisburn-based Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland have presented the Northern Ireland Hospice with a Christmas cracker filled with over £29,000 of cash to mark the end of the partnership. […]

Tesco Northern Ireland Announces Half a Million Pound Programme for NIYoFD 2016 Retailer kicks off year-long celebration of local food and drink

Tesco Northern Ireland today announced a jam packed programme to the value of half a million pounds, providing a platform for the local food and drinks industry to engage with the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 initiative […]


Food and drink packaging specialist creates 12 new jobs with £4.9m injection in new machinery at its Lurgan site Food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki has made a £4.9 million investment in new machinery at its Lurgan site, creating 12 […]

Moy Park Signs Up to Give ‘Rural Support’ this Christmas

Moy Park joins Rural Support and Simple Power to Spread Festive Goodwill to Rural Families in Need 21st December 2015: Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s leading food company, has generously donated produce to the largest Simple Power and Rural Support ‘Christmas […]

Retail News


Mashing Success for County Down Food and Farming Family

New Mash Direct Range Launched with Tesco Northern Ireland Award-winning food producer, Mash Direct, has produced a new premium product range for Tesco Northern Ireland. The County Down, family-owned company has worked alongside Tesco to develop three luxurious recipes – […]

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Today’s Extra Fivemiletown

Keeping it in the family is the secret for success at Today’s Extra Fivemiletown, proprietor Robert McDowell tells Brian McCalden. Robert McDowell, proprietor of the new Today’s Extra store Fivemiletown, says he owes his work ethic and determination to succeed […]

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