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

NIFDA calls for agri-food sector to contribute to

NIFDA calls for agri-food sector to contribute to

Local agri-food businesses should join forces to influence government policy and future international trade agreements if the sector is to survive and thrive post-Brexit, according to the chairman of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA). NIFDA Chairman Declan Billington also said Brexit will force the industry to adopt... View Article

White’s Oats and Ulster Rugby join forces for another year

White’s Oats and Ulster Rugby join forces for another year

White’s Oats has signed up as the official breakfast and porridge supplier of the Ulster Rugby team for a third year, ensuring each player is getting the correct amount of complex slow release carbohydrates, protein, fibre, b vitamins and minerals to complement and enhance their performance both on and off... View Article

Cavanagh secures a multitude of awards

Cavanagh secures a multitude of awards

John and Eileen Hall have been producing free range eggs since 2002 on their family farm in the beautiful Lakelands of Co Fermanagh. They launched the Cavanagh Free Range Eggs brand in 2012 in response to consumer demand for provenance and for a quality artisan free range egg. The Halls... View Article

Tayto signs on as title sponsor

Tayto signs on as title sponsor

Tayto has elevated its commitment to the Northern Ireland Open, becoming a title sponsor of the event, which was held in partnership with Ulster Bank at Galgorm Castle over July 28-31. “We are delighted to become the title sponsor of this prestigious event, which showcases the very best of the... View Article

Linden Foods were shortlisted as FINALISTS at the recent UK Meat & Poultry Awards for the Environmental Initiative

Linden Foods were shortlisted as FINALISTS at the recent UK Meat & Poultry Awards for the Environmental Initiative

The Awards took place in a new venue for 2016 at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester Hotel, where the best in meat processing celebrated their achievements of the last year. These awards are designed to recognise individuals and companies in processing.  Pictured: (L-R) Neil Dunn, Sales Director from Sealed Air and Neil... View Article

Work starts to transform new £1.6m headquarters for Mount Charles

Work starts to transform new £1.6m headquarters for Mount Charles

Mount Charles has announced a new company headquarters in a £1.6 million pound investment to purchase and renovate its new premises. The company, Ireland’s largest indigenous foodservice and outsourced business support organisation, will move into the 10,000 square foot Maxol House on Ormeau Road, former HQ of Botanic Inns. Mount... View Article

First Minister Gives Support to Independents’ Day

First Minister Gives Support to Independents’ Day

With today being Independents’ Day (4th July), First Minister Arlene Foster MLA has given her support to the campaign, which is supported by Bank of Ireland. The Independents’ Day campaign celebrates the huge contribution independent traders make to local communities and to the local economy. Consumers are urged to make... View Article

Public Encouraged to #GetOnBoardNI to #ShopNI and #SocialiseNI during Bus & Train Week

Public Encouraged to #GetOnBoardNI to #ShopNI and #SocialiseNI during Bus & Train Week

The economic value of public transport to the retail and hospitality sectors in Northern Ireland is one of the themes being promoted during Northern Ireland’s first Bus & Train Week 6-12th June. As part of the initiative Translink and its partners including, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA), Belfast... View Article