Kinder Animal Adventures returns with Africa-inspired range

Kinder Animal Adventures returns with Africa-inspired range

Leading kids’ confectionery brand Kinder is bringing its popular Animal Adventures line back for a second year, following the popular launch with South American-themed toys. Taking inspiration this time from African wildlife, the joint licence will again run across the Kinder Surprise and Chocolate range to offer informative toys, stickers... View Article

Northern Ireland sees resurgence in potato consumption

Northern Ireland sees resurgence in potato consumption

Latest Kantar figures suggest Northern Ireland’s potato packing sector has grown by 3.9% over the past year in terms of total turnover. However, while most key parameters including frequency of purchase and volumes purchased per retail visit are up, prices have fallen. “The average price of potatoes in the shops... View Article

UB Top 100 sees sales rise by more than 10% in last year

UB Top 100 sees sales rise by more than 10% in last year

Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses have seen sales rising by more than 10% over the last year. The Ulster Business Top 100 Companies 2020 list with A&L Goodbody shows turnover has grown to £27.5bn from £24.9bn across our largest businesses, up 10.4%. This year’s double-edition magazine is now out. The list... View Article

Retail NI urges shoppers to wear face coverings

Retail NI urges shoppers to wear face coverings

With the wearing of face covers mandatory from today, Retail NI has urged shoppers to ensure they are complying with the law as they shop. “Retail NI and our members will work with the Executive to get this message out to consumers that it is now mandatory to wear a... View Article

Trevor Magill appointed managing director of Musgrave NI

Trevor Magill appointed managing director of Musgrave NI

Convenience retailer and wholesale supplier Musgrave NI, which owns the SuperValu, Centra, MACE and MarketPlace brands, has announced the appointment of Trevor Magill as the company’s new managing director. Having joined Musgrave in 2012, Trevor held the roles of MACE sales director and more recently NI wholesale director. He replaces... View Article

Noisy Snacks in distribution deal with Diverse Fine Food

Noisy Snacks in distribution deal with Diverse Fine Food

Award-winning snack brand Noisy Snacks has signed a listing to be distributed to high-end independent stores by Diverse Fine Food. Diverse Fine Food supplies high-end food outlets, working in partnership with both suppliers and customers with the aim of offering unbeatable service and customer satisfaction. “We are unique in the... View Article

Moy Park recognises frontline retail workers

Moy Park recognises frontline retail workers

Moy Park’s Chicken Run initiative, which saw the company take to the road, delivering its products to doorsteps across Northern Ireland, has also championed retail heroes through a partnership with Food Force Ireland. Ireland’s number one chicken brand requested nominations for store colleagues who have gone above and beyond or... View Article

Henderson Retail debuts electronic shelf edge price display labels

Henderson Retail debuts electronic shelf edge price display labels

Henderson Retail is trialling new digital shelf edge pricing, created by Henderson Technology, at the recently renovated EUROSPAR Glenwell in Glengormley. If successful, the technology could potentially be rolled out across Henderson Retail’s company-owned store network. EUROSPAR Glenwell has just unveiled its £665,000 extension and complete store refurbishment to shoppers,... View Article

NI charities gear up for first official fundraiser since lockdown

NI charities gear up for first official fundraiser since lockdown

With over 20 fundraisers cancelled since March, two vital Northern Ireland charities are launching their first official campaign since lockdown with the help of charity partners, SPAR and EUROSPAR NI. The teams and service users of Marie Curie NI and Cancer Fund for Children have had to overcome huge obstacles... View Article

Dromona recognised at Virtual Cheese Awards

Dromona recognised at Virtual Cheese Awards

Dromona Mature Cheddar has been recognised for its best in class quality, picking up Best Cheddar Cheese at the inaugural Virtual Cheese Awards. Founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Virtual Cheese Awards celebrate the best of UK cheese and its producers. The online event on July 18 saw a full... View Article