EUROSPAR sets its sights on 50th store as it marks 15 years in Northern Ireland

EUROSPAR, which is marking 15 years in Northern Ireland this month, has seen rapid expansion in the last 12 months with the opening of nine new stores. And the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the franchise for the community supermarket […]

Holland and Barrett lists Free’ist ‘free from’ foods

Free’ist, the Northern Irish specialist in sugar-free biscuits, cookies, chocolates and jams, has been listed by top UK healthy products retailer Holland and Barrett. Holland and Barrett is featuring the scrumptious range of sugar free products, a number of which […]

Paula McIntyre to focus on fresh & local in new ambassador role

Paula McIntyre has signed an exclusive deal with Henderson Group to work with their SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVOXTRA and VIVO brands in a bid to get shoppers excited about fresh food that has been sourced and grown on the island of […]

Independent supermarket takes the lead to support struggling dairy farmers

EMERSON’S Supermarket is taking the lead to assist farmers struggling during the milk price crisis by donating 10p to a charity when customers buy two litres of Dale Farm milk in the store. The Armagh supermarket, which has been serving […]

Fane Valley and Lakeland Dairies in strategic joint ventures

In a significant and strategic development, two leading dairy processing and agribusiness co-operatives – Fane Valley and Lakeland Dairies – have announced they will create two major new joint venture businesses which will enhance economies of scale and overall competitiveness […]

Town of Monaghan and Ballyrashane Creameries merger

TWO OF IRELAND’S OLDEST DAIRIES CONFIRM COMPLETION OF ‘GAME CHANGING’ MERGER Ballyrashane and Town of Monaghan Co-ops confirm deal, announce new company name and describe merged entity as a ‘platform for growth’, against a backdrop of a challenging global market. […]

Moy Park Named Top Food Company for Health and Safety Performance

Top UK food company Moy Park has been named the winner of the prestigious 2015 RoSPA Food and Drink Health & Safety Award, in recognition of its outstanding and industry leading health and safety performance. The Royal Society for the […]

Access 6 Drives €7million Growth in SME Export Sales in NI – Increased Sales and New Jobs thanks to EU-Funded food export initiative

Thirty food and drink SMEs across Northern Ireland have contributed to a 65% rise in export sales (€7milllion) after participating in Access 6, an EU INTERREG IVA-funded programme which was devised specifically to help the sector capitalise on its export […]

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Adelie Foods takes a bite of the Irish Food to Go market.

Leading chilled Food to Go manufacturer Adelie Foods, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Irish food manufacturer and distributor, The Bite Group Ltd. The deal will further strengthen Adelie’s existing manufacturing and distribution operation and importantly, provide the […]

Store Focus

Mace Kilrea

Mace Kilrea

Paul Steele, owner of the new look Mace in Kilrea, is busy filling his new bakery stand with freshly baked bread when I meet him to talk about his store’s recent refurbishment. He seems totally at home in his new […]

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