Dairy good news for NI shoppers

Dairy good news for NI shoppers

One of Northern Ireland’s most popular dairy brands is bringing a touch of Greece to Tesco stores this summer as it introduces a brand new range. The three-strong range from Clandeboye Estate, hand-crafted with the milk from its pedigree herds of Holstein and Jersey cows, infuses some of 2018’s most... View Article

Avondale Foods secures extra special deal

Avondale Foods secures extra special deal

Lurgan-based Avondale Foods has secured a deal to supply Asda’s range of own brand Extra Special coleslaws, potato salads, side salads and salad meals to the supermarket’s UK wide store network. The national contract will see Avondale Foods produce 20 lines of Asda own brand salads – which includes vegan... View Article

New convenience store brings 30 jobs to Country Antrim

New convenience store brings 30 jobs to Country Antrim

Local convenience retail brand, MACE, which is owned by Musgrave, has opened its latest MACE ‘Store of the Future’ on Main Street in Toomebridge, creating 30 jobs and bringing significant investment to the area. The store owners, the Boyd family, who now have two stores in Toomebridge, the first of... View Article

Lidl awards the ‘Big Cheese’ of supply contracts to Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm

Lidl awards the ‘Big Cheese’ of supply contracts to Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm

Lidl, the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket, has awarded Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, a lead contract to supply cheddar cheese to its stores across the UK, Europe and the United States. The supply deal represents the single biggest contract awarded by Lidl to a Northern Ireland agri-food company... View Article

Chipmongers comes to Ballymena

Chipmongers comes to Ballymena

Retail and wholesale giant, Musgrave has opened its third successful Chipmongers franchise in Northern Ireland, in Ballymena, creating 12 jobs and investing £90k in the local area. The owners are couple, Gareth Montgomery (39) from Ballymena and Katrina Fox (40), originally from Birmingham, but a resident of Northern Ireland for... View Article

Healthy Lunch Off launched

Healthy Lunch Off launched

Leading convenience retailers, SuperValu and Centra, and public transport provider, Translink, have joined forces to launch the Healthy Lunch Off competition, challenging the whole of Northern Ireland to get creative and come up with a unique, healthy lunch idea that could win them some fantastic prizes. Launching at the start... View Article

Barista Bar takes off with new loyalty rewards and treats

Barista Bar takes off with new loyalty rewards and treats

Northern Ireland’s leading coffee brand, Barista Bar are accelerating their brand development with the launch of a new, industry leading loyalty scheme as well as a range of new snacking treats. The innovative, digital format loyalty scheme includes a card and handy key fob to replace the previous printed cards. ... View Article

Centra invests over £1.25m to help NI ‘live well’

Centra invests over £1.25m to help NI ‘live well’

LEADING convenience retailer, Centra is investing just over £1.25m this year to help inspire the people of Northern Ireland to ‘Live Well’. This investment includes the Centra 10-Week Wellness Plan, which launched this week, an extensive range of healthier food and drinks in-store, an enhanced series of family fun ‘Run... View Article

Musgrave picks up four Industry Awards.

Musgrave picks up four Industry Awards.

MUSGRAVE and its leading independent retailers, SuperValu and Centra cleaned up at a recent awards ceremony when they picked up a total of four industry awards for their work in Northern Ireland. Musgrave won two categories, being named ‘Green Retailer of the Year’ for the development of its ambitious new... View Article

Fresh look for awards set to celebrate the best in agri-business at Balmoral Show

Fresh look for awards set to celebrate the best in agri-business at Balmoral Show

To celebrate the return of Henderson Group’s supplier awards for the sixth year at Balmoral Show, organisers have revealed a fresh look and name for the event. The Fresh Innovation Awards will take place during a specially curated breakfast and awards event on Friday 18 May 2018 at Balmoral Show,... View Article