Maxol announces Freshly Chopped roll out

Maxol announces Freshly Chopped roll out

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced it is to roll out Freshly Chopped, the rapidly growing healthy fast food franchise across more of its service stations in Northern Ireland, following its successful launch at Maxol A26 Tannaghmore in May. The next two new Freshly... View Article

Naturo Now Available in Morrisons

Naturo Now Available in Morrisons

Naturo Pet foods have just launched six of their 100% natural dog food products in Morrisons stores across the UK. The Irish pet food brand will be available in 79 branches and online from the 20th June 2017. Natural pet food popularity is growing year on year, and Naturo have... View Article

ABP Food Group first food processor in world to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard certification 3 years-in-a-row

ABP Food Group first food processor in world to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard certification 3 years-in-a-row

23 June, 2017: ABP Food Group which has operations in Newry and Lurgan has become the first food processor in the world to achieve triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive time. The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification awarded to organisations that... View Article

Maxol opens first Subway outlet

Maxol opens first Subway outlet

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has officially opened its first ever Subway outlet at its Hightrees Service Station in Donaghadee. The new franchise, which has created three full time and six part time jobs, is a first for Maxol and is operated by Henderson Retail,... View Article

Key retailers in new food and drinks strategy

Key retailers in new food and drinks strategy

Four of the top 10 objectives set in Taste the Greatness, our new digitally-driven strategic action plan, focus on the further development of the great relationships that we’ve developed with retailers here. They are as follows: A vibrant local market for Northern Ireland food and drink Growing awareness of the... View Article

Is Your Business Quids In?

Is Your Business Quids In?

Introduced as UG went to press, the new dodecoganol pound coin, which is estimated to have cost the retail industry £22 million, came into force in a bid to rid the UK of some £45 million worth of fake pound coins. Retailers, who will be instrumental in circulating the new... View Article

Tesco’s £3.7billion Booker deal will draw scrutiny from competitions regulator says retail analyst

Tesco’s £3.7billion Booker deal will draw scrutiny from competitions regulator says retail analyst

Tesco has bought over Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler and owner of the Londis and Budgens convenience brands, in a move which it says will create ‘the UK’s leading food business’. As well as providing benefits to consumers, the grocery giant said that independent retailers under Booker will also... View Article

Brexit could slash jobs growth and incomes

Brexit could slash jobs growth and incomes

Northern Ireland is bracing itself for a slowdown in job creation and a fall in real wages as Brexit and other global factors take their toll. Consumers will also feel the squeeze as the economy falters, the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) said. But the good news is we... View Article

175 years of milling oats at Tandragee 1841 – 2016

175 years of milling oats at Tandragee 1841 – 2016

In 1824 a mill was erected by John Creery at Tandragee but the real story, the one of entrepreneurial zeal and innovation, started in 1841 when Thomas Henry White from Waterford bought the mill and took over residence. The flow of water from the River Cusher at Tandragee could drive... View Article

Food Force Ireland hosts its sixth Direct Trade Supplier Day

Food Force Ireland hosts its sixth Direct Trade Supplier Day

I am delighted to report we have just finished our annual Direct Trade Supplier Day at the Culloden Estate & Spa. It has turned out our biggest and most successful event to date. We had 76 suppliers attend, putting on great displays of produce and offering fabulous deals on the... View Article