Lidl NI celebrates milestone 40th store in Holywood

Lidl NI celebrates milestone 40th store in Holywood

Lidl Northern Ireland has officially opened the doors of its new store in Holywood Exchange Retail Park, creating 30 new local jobs and marking the retailer’s 40th store since establishing in Northern Ireland in 1999. The store was opened by representatives from local sporting club, Queens Gymnastics, who officially cut... View Article

Musgrave embraces more gifting, less gathering trend

Musgrave embraces more gifting, less gathering trend

At a time when many of us are focused on reducing social contact to keep our families, friends and work colleges safe and well, more gifting and less gathering will become a key trend this Christmas. While SuperValu and Centra stores have increased their offer for customers this year with... View Article

Costcutter launches Shop Local This Christmas campaign

Costcutter launches Shop Local This Christmas campaign

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has launched its festive campaign, Shop Local This Christmas, with a firm focus on value and local communities, which aims to help the group’s independent retailers engage shoppers, drive footfall and focus on the benefits of shopping locally this Christmas. The campaign will build throughout the... View Article

Minimum wage increase will hit independent retailers hard

Minimum wage increase will hit independent retailers hard

An increase in the national minimum wage will have a negative impact on thousands of small businesses, warns the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN). Rather than boosting many shop workers’ incomes, the proposed increase of 2.2% to £8.91 an hour, announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Spending Review,... View Article

Lidl NI to invest £32m & develop five new Belfast stores

Lidl NI to invest £32m & develop five new Belfast stores

Lidl Northern Ireland has today revealed plans to invest more than £32m in five new state-of-the-art stores across Belfast, creating 100 jobs while supporting up to 1,000 jobs in the locality during the development and construction phases. The region’s fastest-growing supermarket said the investment drive is part of a long-term... View Article

High St voucher scheme included in Stormont rescue package

High St voucher scheme included in Stormont rescue package

Inclusion of vouchers for households to spend on the High Street, as part of a £300m Covid-19 business support package announced by Finance Minister Conor Murphy yesterday, has been welcomed by the retail trade. “This package is very welcome, and we look forward to working with the Executive on refining... View Article

EUROSPAR & VIVOXTRA offering £10,000 for Christmas shopping

EUROSPAR & VIVOXTRA offering £10,000 for Christmas shopping

Over 70 EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA supermarkets across Northern Ireland will each give away a £150 voucher to one lucky shopper in the run up to Christmas. The competition has launched in each community supermarket, offering over 70 shoppers in Northern Ireland their pick from fresh food in-store, covering all occasions... View Article

Latest lockdown branded a ‘hammer blow’ to small retailers

Latest lockdown branded a ‘hammer blow’ to small retailers

New lockdown measures announced last night by the Northern Ireland Executive, closing non-essential retailers for two weeks from November 27, have been condemned by Retail NI. “The Executive has made a decision which will kill small businesses, rather than the virus,” said Glyn Roberts, chief executive. “Christmas has come early... View Article

SuperValu & Centra selling face masks in aid of Action Cancer

SuperValu & Centra selling face masks in aid of Action Cancer

SuperValu and Centra stores across Northern Ireland are asking customers to ‘mask up’ to not only stay safe while shopping but also raise vital funds for their long-standing charity partner, Action Cancer. Following a successful pumpkin initiative at Halloween raising almost £5,000, the retail brands are calling on their customers... View Article

McBride’s MAXOL Scaffog reopens after £350,000 investment

McBride’s MAXOL Scaffog reopens after £350,000 investment

The McBride family has officially reopened their MAXOL SPAR Scaffog store on the Sligo Road after a major investment, which has brought five new jobs to the local area. The new look store boasts enhanced services for local shoppers including an improved Relish Deli, serving breakfast, sandwiches, salads and hot... View Article