CSG invites customers to Shop local for everyday value

CSG invites customers to Shop local for everyday value

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has launched a big value deals campaign with top brands to help reward shoppers for their continued support for local stores. CSG’s Shop local for everyday value campaign sees major brands including Walkers, Coca Cola, Robinsons and PG Tips back major promotional offers, boosted by comprehensive... View Article

Maxol and Henderson Group renew contract with £425m deal

Maxol and Henderson Group renew contract with £425m deal

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer, has today announced the renewal of its strategic alliance with the Henderson Group. The new deal, worth £425m over five years, strengthens the partnership between the two family-owned businesses which was forged more than a decade ago in 2009. Under the terms... View Article

FSA is Here to Help

FSA is Here to Help

Covid-19 has been an extremely challenging time for the food industry, but the sector has shown great resilience. With many businesses changing the way they trade to survive, it’s important to understand any food safety risks that might need to be dealt with. The Food Standards Agency has released new... View Article

Centra opens its first Frank & Honest drive-thru

Centra opens its first Frank & Honest drive-thru

Convenience retailer Centra has revamped its store on the A1 dual carriageway, adding a new drive-thru facility serving Ireland’s largest on-the-go gourmet coffee brand Frank & Honest. The transformed 4,790-square-foot store, well positioned on the major cross border commuter route, represents one of the largest infrastructure projects in the area... View Article

Henderson Retail opens £3m new build EUROSPAR Millisle

Henderson Retail opens £3m new build EUROSPAR Millisle

Henderson Retail has officially opened its £3m, state-of-the-art EUROSPAR community supermarket on Moss Road, Millisle, bringing 25 new jobs to the local area. The build, which began pre-lockdown and lasted eight months, replaces the original SPAR store on Main Street, retaining its 15 employees. Henderson’s Retail Director Mark McCammond said... View Article

Henderson Technology marks 10th anniversary with milestone installation

Henderson Technology marks 10th anniversary with milestone installation

Henderson Technology has marked 10 years of its award-winning EDGEPoS till system by completing its 600th installation of the technology in Maxol Glenabbey. The company made the decision in 2010 to develop its own EPOS system so that it could better meet the demands of retailers in Northern Ireland and... View Article

Camelot unveils Big September for the National Lottery

Camelot unveils Big September for the National Lottery

Camelot UK Lotteries has unveiled details of a series of special draws for September where hundreds of millions of pounds will be up for grabs – driving excitement with players and providing a much-needed boost to retailers in the continued challenging high street environment. At the same time, Camelot also... View Article

NI symbol groups post value sales growth of 15.6%

NI symbol groups post value sales growth of 15.6%

Symbol groups operating in Northern Ireland have collectively grown their value sales by 15.6% year on year, according to the latest figures from Kantar for the 52 weeks to August 9, 2020. Total Northern Ireland grocery market share for symbols also increased, from 8% in the 52 weeks to August... View Article

Call for zero-tolerance approach to shop staff abuse

Call for zero-tolerance approach to shop staff abuse

Retail NI has called for a zero-tolerance approach to verbal and physical abuse of shop workers and stiffer penalties for those who assault retail staff. The business group’s call comes as shop workers trade union USDAW revealed that abuse of staff has doubled during the pandemic. “We completely agree with... View Article

Retail NI urges rejection of out-of-town superstore

Retail NI urges rejection of out-of-town superstore

Antrim and Newtownabbey Planning Committee will meet today to decide on planning permission for a major 70,000-square-foot out-of-town Asda superstore and petrol filling station on existing industrial land in Monkstown Industrial Estate. Retail NI has urged councillors to reject the application, claiming approval of the project would have a detrimental... View Article