We’ll be back very soon…

We’ll be back very soon…

... View Article

SPAR & EUROSPAR create digital community with Life at Home

SPAR & EUROSPAR create digital community with Life at Home

As the country gets to grips with a new way of living, one local business has created an online platform to help us adapt to staying at home. The team behind SPAR and EUROSPAR in Northern Ireland has created a digital community for their followers to turn to, to share... View Article

Costcutter achieves £45 contactless payment update

Costcutter achieves £45 contactless payment update

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has updated its CPoS system in less than a week to allow the contactless payment increase to £45. This means that over 850 pinpads across 415 CPoS Stores will be able to offer their shoppers the contactless payment increase in time for the Easter weekend. With... View Article

NFRN launches lifeline for struggling independent retailers

NFRN launches lifeline for struggling independent retailers

The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) is throwing a lifeline to its members who are facing severe hardship with the launch of a new fund. The NFRN Covid-19 Hardship Fund has been created to alleviate some of the financial pressures that independent retailers may be facing. It will offer financial... View Article

Cleaning product & toilet roll sales lead grocery boost

Cleaning product & toilet roll sales lead grocery boost

Grocery sales achieved their second highest figure on record, up 8.3% to £800m for the 12 weeks to March 22 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest statistics from Kantar. “The Northern Irish grocery market is starting to feel the effect of the coronavirus pandemic,” said David Berry, managing director... View Article

Asda increases its support for vulnerable customers

Asda increases its support for vulnerable customers

In a continued effort to help provide food for local communities and those most in need, Asda has launched a ‘volunteer shopping card’ giving those self-isolating a contact-free way to allow others to collect and pay for their weekly shop. In response to the fact many people are relying on... View Article

SuperValu & Centra go the extra mile with home delivery service

SuperValu & Centra go the extra mile with home delivery service

SuperValu and Centra stores across Northern Ireland are going the extra mile to support people in local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the introduction of a new home delivery service. Currently, over 80 SuperValu and Centra stores are now offering home delivery, with local stores in every county across... View Article

Costcutter invests in social distancing measures for stores

Costcutter invests in social distancing measures for stores

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has invested in social distancing equipment and bespoke floor signage to support the group’s independent retailers in their efforts to help keep their shoppers and staff safe in the face of Covid-19. In line with the Government’s social distancing guidelines of keeping at least two metres... View Article

Post Office guarantees independent Postmasters remuneration

Post Office guarantees independent Postmasters remuneration

All independent Postmasters across the UK who are keeping their branches open to serve their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic will receive guaranteed remuneration by the Post Office. As critical service providers or key workers, independent Postmasters and their staff are continuing to keep their branches open to provide... View Article

Retail NI pushes for 12-month rates relief

Retail NI pushes for 12-month rates relief

Reduced regional rates, renewal of the small business rates relief scheme and restoration of rural ATM rates relief are among policies in the Northern Ireland Executive’s 2020/21 Budget welcomed by Retail NI. However, the trade body is still seeking 12-month rates relief for businesses in Northern Ireland, on par with... View Article