Hellbent wins first major retail listing with Henderson Group

Hellbent wins first major retail listing with Henderson Group

Hellbent, a business formed by rugby stars Louis Ludik and Schalk Van der Merwe, has won its first major retail listing, which will see their locally made beef products on the shelves of 27 SPAR stores and EUROSPAR supermarkets at the end of the month. The three products – Boerewors... View Article

DELI LITES embrace the power of plants with two new ranges

DELI LITES embrace the power of plants with two new ranges

Food-to-go firm DELI LITES has launched two new ranges to meet growing consumer demand for tasty meat-free products, as more and more people start to enjoy vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian lifestyles. Launching this month is DELI LITES’ first fully plant-based range, a chef-led product line-up which is full of innovative... View Article

Finnebrogue shuns soya with innovative plant-based range

Finnebrogue shuns soya with innovative plant-based range

Downpatrick-based Finnebrogue Artisan has won a supply deal with Asda to produce four new meat-free lines, which will be available in over 250 stores across the UK as part of the Asda plant-based range. Due to a growing demand for meat-free products, Asda has released the first own-label mushroom-based vegan... View Article

Mash Direct is ‘party-ready’ thanks to festive contract with Asda

Mash Direct is ‘party-ready’ thanks to festive contract with Asda

Award-winning Co Down family farming and food enterprise Mash Direct has won a new supply contract which will see its festive vegetable-based party food lines stocked in Asda stores across Northern Ireland. Reflecting the growing trend for easy home entertaining and effortless Christmas dining, the Mash Direct team has introduced... View Article

Finnebrogue Artisan secures an Extra Special Christmas deal

Finnebrogue Artisan secures an Extra Special Christmas deal

Downpatrick-based Finnebrogue Artisan has won a national supply deal with Asda to produce 10 Extra Special Christmas lines, which will be available in up to 578 stores across the UK this festive season. Six of the 10 products have been created especially for Christmas 2019, including a range of vegan... View Article

Limited-edition Lough Neagh artisan hampers launched for Christmas

Limited-edition Lough Neagh artisan hampers launched for Christmas

Two limited-edition hampers have been launched by a group of artisan producers, based on the shores of Lough Neagh. Led by Lough Neagh Partnership, the group includes producers such as Brambleberry Jams, Bakehouse, Crosskeys Inn, Harnett’s Oils and Hillstown Brewery. “The Christmas Hamper collaboration is a first for local producers... View Article

Festive food & drink returns to Hillsborough on December 13

Festive food & drink returns to Hillsborough on December 13

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is fast approaching and in celebration, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has announced the return of the Hillsborough Christmas Market after its great success last year. It will once again be set up along the historic Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort and will... View Article

Genesis bakery gets a new look

Genesis bakery gets a new look

Just weeks after announcing expansion plans and a major recruitment campaign, Genesis bakery in Magherafelt has unveiled new products, new recipes and a whole new look.  Formerly known as Genesis Crafty, the company has dropped the ‘crafty’ and changed its strapline to Genesis – Baking it better since ’68. Belfast... View Article

Fairytale ice cream sales for Dale Farm at Grand Opera House

Fairytale ice cream sales for Dale Farm at Grand Opera House

Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has announced record ice cream sales at the Grand Opera House, home of the country’s most loved pantomime. The official ice cream supplier to the venue, Dale Farm saw the ‘performance’ of ice cream soar by 20% in 2019 compared to last... View Article

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

Tourism NI is partnering with Belfast City Council this autumn to offer an allocated stall to local food and drink producers to showcase their produce at St George’s Market Belfast, in support of the Taste the Island initiative. Every weekend until the end of November, different producers from across Northern... View Article