Sainsbury’s and Tesco catch sustainable fish awards

Sainsbury’s and Tesco catch sustainable fish awards

Sainsbury’s won the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) UK supermarket of the year award for the fourth year running for its “huge” selection of 225 certified sustainable fish products, including fresh, frozen, canned and counter items. However Sainsbury’s fish counters were beaten by rival Tesco, who won for offering 22 sustainable options... View Article

LIDL’S LARGEST STORE IN NOTHERN IRELAND

LIDL’S LARGEST STORE IN NOTHERN IRELAND

Thursday, 6th July 2017 – Lidl in Connswater was reopened today which saw the creation of 17 new jobs in the locality. The new look store which has moved to a different location in Connswater Shopping Centre & Retail Park took a total of 4 months to complete and is... View Article

Mullins seeks bigger scoop of ice cream market

Mullins seeks bigger scoop of ice cream market

Northern Ireland brand Mullins Ice Cream has embarked on a sales and marketing strategy designed to focus on growing the brand’s distribution across Ireland.  The company aims to achieve this through a series of engaging consumer activities, focussed sales initiatives and a host of new product developments. Following the company’s... View Article

Two local businesses are first from NI to take part in Asda’s Social Entreprise Development Academy

Two local businesses are first from NI to take part in Asda’s Social Entreprise Development Academy

Wee Choco (Moneyreagh) and Itty Bitty Book Company (Lisburn) are the first two companies from Northern Ireland to take part in Asda’s Social Enterprise Development Academy with the aim of increasing the availability of products for ethically-minded consumers on supermarket shelves. Delivered in partnership with Social Investment Scotland, the NI... View Article

Bank of Ireland Open Farm weekend proves to be ‘sweet’ success for Portadown-based McKeever family

Bank of Ireland Open Farm weekend proves to be ‘sweet’ success for Portadown-based McKeever family

The sun was shining and the weather was ‘sweet’ along with the cider, at Long Meadow Farm in Portadown where the McKeever family were showcasing their cider and apple juice products and the processes involved in its production as part of the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. Of course... View Article

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI CEO, Michele Shirlow, awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Food NI Chief Executive Michele Shirlow has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, receiving the award in recognition for her services to the food and drink sector in Northern Ireland. Michele is the driver behind Food NI, the... View Article

Greggs Opens in Newry

Greggs Opens in Newry

Leading food-on-the-go retailer, Greggs, has opened a new shop in Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre creating 14 new jobs.  While it is a first for Newry, it will be the tenth company-managed Greggs’ shop to open in Northern Ireland and marks a milestone 1,800 Greggs shops operating across the UK.  It... View Article

Belfast Brewer’s Craft Beer to Hit Shelves

Belfast Brewer’s Craft Beer to Hit Shelves

Brewgooder, the world’s first craft beer brewery, to donate 100% of its profits to clean water projects in developing countries, is celebrating securing a national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in 357 stores across the UK including 16 in Northern Ireland. Brewgooder craft lager is the... View Article

RE-RELEASING THE BOOST

RE-RELEASING THE BOOST

Giving something back to its loyal consumers and supporting independent retailers, Northern Ireland’s number one soft drink*, Boost Drinks is kick-starting the summer with a new marketing campaign, giving NI soft drink lovers the chance to win thousands of pounds. This new national Release the Boost campaign will run through... View Article

Local kids ‘Rule the Roost’ with Moy Park at Balmoral Show!

Local kids ‘Rule the Roost’ with Moy Park at Balmoral Show!

Moy Park ‘ruled the roost’ at this year’s Balmoral Show with a gameshow themed stand in the NI Food Pavilion. Visitors flocked to the stand to try their luck on the ‘Spin and Win’ wheel to be in with a chance to enter the ‘Grab a Golden Ticket’ booth, which... View Article