Lidl Northern Ireland first supermarket to pledge new living wage

Lidl Northern Ireland first supermarket to pledge new living wage

Lidl Northern Ireland today (5th November) consolidated its position as a top local employer by confirming it will introduce the new real Living Wage from early next year – a move that will see wages increase from £8.75 to £9.00 per hour for 11% of employees. All other employees working... View Article

Centra Larne take home top title at UK awards

Centra Larne take home top title at UK awards

Lusty’s Centra Larne has won Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards, considered to be the Oscars for the UK retail industry.  It is a massive win for the local family which owns the store and for their retail partner, Centra. Store Owner, Richard Lusty, said:... View Article

Musgrave MarketPlace celebrates 25 years in the North West

Musgrave MarketPlace celebrates 25 years in the North West

Wholesale business, Musgrave MarketPlace, based in Derry~Londonderry, is celebrating 25 years of doing business in the North West.  Forty people are employed on the site which has operated from the Pennyburn Industrial Estate since 1993 and over the years has increased in size. Emir Sheppard, General Manager, Musgrave MarketPlace, said:... View Article

Henderson Group Chairman receives Outstanding Achievement Award in London

Henderson Group Chairman receives Outstanding Achievement Award in London

Chairman of the Henderson Group, John Agnew CBE, has been honoured with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Retail Industry Awards in London.  It comes as the Group took home 9 awards in total on the night, including Community Retailer of the Year for Henderson Retail, while SPAR was rewarded... View Article

M&S reveals plans for new Craigavon store opening

M&S reveals plans for new Craigavon store opening

Marks & Spencer today announced it will be opening the doors to its newest Foodhall in Craigavon at 10am on 4th October. Store Manager, John Woods and his team of colleagues, will be joined by Great British Bake Off 2016 finalist Andrew Smyth to welcome customers and give them a... View Article

Chipmongers Fest in Northern Ireland

Chipmongers Fest in Northern Ireland

Chipmongers has launched a limited-edition music themed menu called, Chipmongers Fest, which will run for 6 weeks, from Wednesday 12th September to Wednesday 24th October, and will be available at the Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena and Limavady stores. There are now Chipmongers outlets in Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena and now Limavady, and... View Article

Investment in own brand range prioritises provenance on store shelves

Investment in own brand range prioritises provenance on store shelves

Henderson Group, the retailer and wholesaler which launched its own brand ‘enjoy local’ range in 2015, has made an investment to ensure provenance is front and centre when it comes to shoppers’ decision making. The Fresh Team has injected a six-figure sum in to the range to highlight the local... View Article

Retail NI calls for economy reform at Westminster

Retail NI calls for economy reform at Westminster

The voice of the retail industry in Northern Ireland has led the call for a reboot of economic policy in Northern Ireland. Joining forces with Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI, Retail NI co-hosted a Northern Ireland economy reception at the House of Commons, with over 200 MPs, Peers, Diplomats and... View Article

Final call to find Northern Ireland’s Supervalu superstars.

Final call to find Northern Ireland’s Supervalu superstars.

People across Northern Ireland are being given one final chance to nominate their local heroes as part of a major campaign to uncover our most inspirational individuals. The SuperValu SuperStars initiative wants to hear about those who have gone beyond the call of duty to help people and communities in... View Article

New community supermarket for Lagan Valley

New community supermarket for Lagan Valley

Work has completed at a local Lisburn supermarket, making way for a brand new EUROSPAR on Hillsborough Road in Lagan Valley, creating 22 new jobs in the process. The former SPAR store has undergone a significant transformation and has opened with a host of new additions and enhanced services for... View Article