Belfast City Centre can become Hotspot for FMCG Market

Belfast City Centre can become Hotspot for FMCG Market

Belfast city centre is primed for further growth and investment in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, according to a leading Centra franchise owner. Ricky and Vicky Leathem have invested £1.5m across their four stores since starting the business in 2007.  Having recently switched their banking to Danske Bank, the... View Article

PRL celebrates quadruple success at this year’s Field Marketing & Brand Experience Awards in London

PRL celebrates quadruple success at this year’s Field Marketing & Brand Experience Awards in London

Leading NI Field Marketing Agency PRL was honoured with 4 awards at this year’s Field Marketing & Brand Experience Awards held last month in London’s Syon Park.  These awards mark the biggest event in the industry calendar, rewarding best in class leaders in field, retail and live experiential marketing with prestigious... View Article

White’s Oats now in over 800 Aldi stores in Britain

White’s Oats now in over 800 Aldi stores in Britain

Northern Ireland’s White’s Oats, a leading UK porridge and oat cereal brand, has gained a listing from Aldi in Great Britain for its Toasted Oats, Apple and Cinnamon Crunch product for over 800 stores. Based at Tandragee in County Armagh, White’s has started supplying the product, in 500g packs, to... View Article

Henderson Wholesale achieves silver Investors in People accreditation

Henderson Wholesale achieves silver Investors in People accreditation

Henderson Wholesale has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People standard. The company employs more than 650 people from its Group headquarters in Mallusk, providing a broad range of business support services to over 450 independent stores trading under the Group’s brands including SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and... View Article

Business owners prepare for Belfast Coin

Business owners prepare for Belfast Coin

Colu, the tech company behind Belfast Coin, met with retailers and business owners expected to be among the first cohort of traders to sign up to the incentive-based rewards app on September 5. With support from local trade groups and Belfast BIDs, representatives from Colu hosted a breakfast-briefing event for... View Article

Surviving the High Street panel to be held in Portadown

Surviving the High Street panel to be held in Portadown

In 2018, Portadown was crowned Northern Ireland’s Champion High Street of the Year by the Great British High Street. Twelve months on, can the town still claim this title and how are the widely-reported challenges currently facing the retail sector impacting the Co Armagh town? These questions and many others... View Article

Moy Park keeps pole position in UB Top 100 for eighth year

Moy Park keeps pole position in UB Top 100 for eighth year

Northern Ireland’s biggest companies have seen sales rise by 9.4% in the last year, it has been revealed. The Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019, sponsored by A&L Goodbody, showcases the successes of the biggest firms from right across Northern Ireland, ranked by turnover. And poultry giant Moy... View Article

UFU celebrates contribution of women in agri-food industry

UFU celebrates contribution of women in agri-food industry

Ulster Farmers’ Union has announced details of a new partnership with Women in Business (WIB). For generations, women have played a vital role in the agriculture sector and UFU has chosen 2019 to recognise and celebrate the contribution of women in the Northern Ireland agri-food industry. Women in Business aim... View Article

Mackle Pet Foods invests £2m in business creating new job opportunities in Tyrone.

Mackle Pet Foods invests £2m in business creating new job opportunities in Tyrone.

Mackle Pet Foods, owners of the premium range Naturo which includes Chef’s Selection, and popular brands Brandy and Cat Club, has invested £2m in new state of the art packing equipment to support the increase in popularity across its Naturo pet food brand.  The County Tyrone family business established over... View Article

SuperValu launches Naturo ‘Chef’s Selection’ into 35 local stores

SuperValu launches Naturo ‘Chef’s Selection’ into 35 local stores

Multi award winning Mackle Petfoods, is set to supply its Naturo ‘Chef’s Selection’ range into SuperValu stores from this month.  From June 2019, three varieties of the 400g tray will be stocked in each of the 35 SuperValu stores across Northern Ireland, another significant milestone for the premium natural pet... View Article