SPAR gets into the Spring of things with Marie Curie partnership

SPAR gets into the Spring of things with Marie Curie partnership

SPAR Northern Ireland has announced a new charity partnership with terminal illness charity, Marie Curie. To officially launch the UK-wide partnership, Peter McBride, a SPAR retailer with a network of 11 stores throughout Mid Ulster, met with the charity’s fundraising and community teams in store during the spring Great Daffodil... View Article

Henderson Group announces record financial year

Henderson Group announces record financial year

The Henderson Group has announced record levels of sales, investment and jobs growth in the year ending 31st December 2016. Ron Whitten, Chief Financial Officer and Patrick Doody, Sales and Marketing Director, Henderson Group, announced the annual results during the company’s Wholesale Conference in Seville, Spain recently, attended by over... View Article

New-Look Costcutter store puts emphasis on food to go

New-Look Costcutter store puts emphasis on food to go

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched its third Costcutter pilot store as part of the rollout of its sector defining Shopper First programme. Located in the Lincolnshire village of Kirton, the 1,900 sq.ft store underwent a £150,000 transformation, and is run by long-standing Costcutter retailers, Manjula and her daughter Suenita Keshwara.... View Article

Three NI stores successful at prestigious national awards

Three NI stores successful at prestigious national awards

Three local SPAR stores have come home successful from a recent awards ceremony in London – the only NI retailers to do so. The 2017 Convenience Retail Awards, took place in London recently where McBride’s SPAR, Enniskillen, SPAR Classic Service Station, Omagh and Mullan’s SPAR in Armagh all picked up... View Article

Emerson’s lifts UK’s Most Sustainable Independent Retailer title again

Emerson’s lifts UK’s Most Sustainable Independent Retailer title again

Armagh-based Emerson’s Supermarket has been named UK’s Most Sustainable Independent Retailer for a second year running at the Retail Industry Awards 2016 held in London’s Grosvenor Hotel last month. The supermarket houses the city’s Post Office, PhotoLab, Uluru Bar & Grill and its own off-licence, stocked with craft beers, cider... View Article

Tesco Taste Festival: The tastiest yet

Tesco Taste Festival: The tastiest yet

The eighth annual Tesco Taste Festival landed in Custom House Square last month with a bigger bang than ever before, with more than 25,000 consumers attending over the weekend. Bringing together more than 60 suppliers from Northern Ireland and the Republic, the Festival has become one of the region’s most... View Article

Musgrave hosts successful retailer showcase

Musgrave hosts successful retailer showcase

More than 150 retailers across the SuperValu and Centra brands attended Musgrave NI’s annual retailer showcase, held on September 21 at the Galgorm Resort and Spa, Co Antrim. The showcase featured the latest range and best practice execution across a number of key categories including Food to Go, Coffee, Bakery,... View Article

Henderson Group investing £500,000 in 12 Deals of Christmas campaign

Henderson Group investing £500,000 in 12 Deals of Christmas campaign

Henderson Group, owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR and VIVO franchises in Northern Ireland, is rolling out a new Christmas deal initiative for their SPAR retail partners in the run up to the big day. The company has invested £500,000 in its 12 Deals of Christmas campaign, which will allow retailers... View Article

Centra invests £500k in Cathedral Quarter

Centra invests £500k in Cathedral Quarter

A state-of-the-art convenience store opened in June in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, creating 25 jobs as part of a £500,000 investment by a local businessman in partnership with Musgrave NI. Donagh McGoveran’s Centra Cathedral Quarter, located on Donegall Street, is redefining the convenience market in Northern Ireland with... View Article

Tesco customers in Northern Ireland raise £35k for charity in one day

Tesco customers in Northern Ireland raise £35k for charity in one day

A big-hearted working partnership between Tesco, crisp and snack manufacturer Tayto Group Ltd and Marie Curie encouraged customers to donate more than £35,000 to charity – in just one day. A team of 297 Marie Curie volunteers visited 47 Tesco stores across Northern Ireland on the same day, to raise... View Article