Musgrave Marketplace Pennyburn undergoes a £1m upgrade

Musgrave Marketplace Pennyburn undergoes a £1m upgrade

Musgrave MarketPlace, a leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has announced a £1m investment to transform its Pennyburn branch in Derry~Londonderry into a state-of-the-art food emporium. The upgrade forms part of a £11.4m investment to date in the Musgrave MarketPlace brand over the last four years as... View Article

Tayto thrills with launch of The Big Yella ride

Tayto thrills with launch of The Big Yella ride

Tayto is set to thrill NI adventure-seekers with the unveiling of The Big Yella slide as the latest high adrenaline outdoor activity at Todd’s Leap in Dungannon. The 180-foot-long, four-person slide will see thrill-seekers reach speeds of up to 40 mph as they descend the bright yellow slide and land... View Article

Food safety, everyone’s business

Food safety, everyone’s business

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day today (Friday 7 June) by encouraging food businesses to download new guidance to withdraw or recall unsafe food. The Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry is designed to help food... View Article

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market returns, offering four markets during summer months

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market returns, offering four markets during summer months

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has announced the return of its ever-popular Hillsborough Farmers’ Markets this year. The markets are scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of each summer month, the first of which is taking place on Saturday 25th May from 10am-3pm in the picturesque setting of... View Article

Team Ireland hoping to bring home the bacon in Sacramento

Team Ireland hoping to bring home the bacon in Sacramento

As the reigning World Champions, Team Ireland’s butchery team has just been revealed ahead of their appearance against Team GB at Harrogate this weekend. Selected from the best butchers across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the nine-strong team will compete at the next World Butchery Challenge which is... View Article

Launch of new butchery event Meat2Trade

Launch of new butchery event Meat2Trade

Dedicated to the food manufacturing, retailing and butchery industries Meat2 Trade is a new trade exhibition coming to Lisburn’s Eikon Exhibition Centre in October 2019. Taking place on the 2nd and 3rd October, it is the brainchild of Butchery Excellence International CEO, Rhonda Montgomery. “In 2019, we’re raising the bar... View Article

Mashing the competition at Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

Mashing the competition at Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

A high standard of entries saw Hovis Ireland and Mash Direct share the top accolade of Best Marketing Campaign at the 31st annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards on May 10. It represented a double win for Mash Direct, which picked up the award for its Peter Rabbit campaign but was... View Article

Mash Direct launches new ecommerce delivery service

Mash Direct launches new ecommerce delivery service

Mash Direct has launched a new ecommerce site offering direct delivery of its award-winning vegetable side dishes including Mash Boxes, a convenient selection of its products. The Comber-based business has created the new service to target busy consumers struggling to buy from supermarkets every week. From traditional favourites to more... View Article

Uncertainty ahead for agri-Food sector but consumers benefiting from lower inflation

Uncertainty ahead for agri-Food sector but consumers benefiting from lower inflation

There is significant uncertainty ahead for Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector, but consumers are benefiting from lower food price inflation, Ulster Bank outlined today at a key event it is holding in the build up to its sponsorship of the 2019 Balmoral Show. Ulster Bank Senior Agriculture Manager, Cormac McKervey, and... View Article

Tayto NI Launches Crisp £1million Campaign with Bite

Tayto NI Launches Crisp £1million Campaign with Bite

Iconic Northern Ireland heritage brand Tayto has launched its largest-ever TV, digital and promotional campaign as part of a major £1 million brand rejuvenation programme. Reinvigorating the well-loved crisp brand for current and new generations and underlining the strength of its taste credentials and proud association with Northern Ireland, the... View Article