Store Focus

Centra Ballygawley

Centra Ballygawley

John McDade, owner of Centra Ballygawley, tells Alyson Magee about the boosted footfall and sales resulting from his recent refurbishment of the store. An expansion with more shopper-friendly floor space, an extended range of fresh produce, deli and ambient groceries, […]

Fiveways Nisa Extra, Newry


Even executives from the GB-based multiples must be in awe of the evident success of leading Co Armagh independent store, Fiveways Supermarket, Newry. Family-owned and run, the Armagh Road facility would be best described as a shopping complex, so large […]

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 […]

Centra Portaferry

Centra Portaferry

Businessman Declan Watson opened his Centra store in Portaferry at the turn of millennium and has built up a successful business over the years. He has seen many changes in the market but has always managed to stay one step […]

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 […]

Lidl High Street Belfast


Lidl opened at High Street, Belfast, on November 27, 2014. The premises went from an empty, unused shell, to a bright modern, fully-completed supermarket in 12 weeks. Despite being in the city centre, the store offers what is essentially a […]

Emerson’s Armagh

Emersons Interior 4

Life is getting back to normal following the completion of a £2m refurbishment of Emerson’s, a 125-year-old supermarket in the hub of Armagh city centre. In May 2014, the family-run supermarket began a refurbishment programme which has since secured 150 […]

Today’s Conlig

Todays Conlig John Harrison

As a first time retailer,support from Savage & Whitten during a refit of Today’s Conlig and a fullyintegrated EPOS system linked to the wholesaler were invaluable, owner/operator John Harrison tells Brian McCalden. New retailer John Harrison is putting in more […]

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