Store Focus

NISA Extra Rathfriland


  Co Down husband and wife team Tom and Ann McAvoy have reached another milestone, opening the latest phase of their grocery retailing business in Rathfriland, as Brian McCalden reports. Sitting in his suite of offices upstairs from his new […]

Phoenix Rising

The Phoenix

As Ulster Grocer magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, a Co Antrim forecourt-based grocery store is also marking four decade of success, having similarly been established in 1972.

A tale of two stores…


Opening two new SPAR stores in the fishing port of Kilkeel two years ago proved to be a wise decision for Henderson Retail. Now, one of those stores is about to open the doors on a state-of-the-art rebuild – but is its neighbour also about to get a revamp? Ulster Grocer spoke to general manager, Gregory Cochrane…

The French connection…

It’s now a decade since the French siblings spotted a business opportunity in their home village of Clough in County Down – and the thriving Mace store that the trio established there on a former tile showroom site at the Castlewellan Road has grown its profits every year since.