Local retailer appointed to international executive committee

Local retailer appointed to international executive committee

Omagh-based SPAR retailer Peter McBride has been appointed to the InterSPAR Executive Committee by SPAR International. McBride, who has over 30 years of retailing experience, runs 12 stores throughout Mid Ulster and is also president of Retail NI. As one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent independent retailers, he is also... View Article

GroceryAid Barcode Festival smashes all records

GroceryAid Barcode Festival smashes all records

The grocery industry came together to raise the roof at an industry-wide summer party, recognising incredible colleagues and raising funds for GroceryAid. On July 4, Barcode Festival surpassed last year’s event with 2,200 grocery colleagues enjoying over 10,000 cocktails, 12,000 portions of street food and three headline acts in Jessie... View Article

Lidl NI pioneers customer recycling facilities in-store

Lidl NI pioneers customer recycling facilities in-store

Lidl Northern Ireland is laying claim as the first retailer to install customer recycling stations at checkouts across its 38 branches, in a bid to reduce consumers’ packaging waste bought in-store. The scheme is the first of its kind among supermarkets in Northern Ireland and offers Lidl’s hundreds of thousands... View Article

M&S reveals plans for new Carrickfergus store opening

M&S reveals plans for new Carrickfergus store opening

Marks & Spencer today announced it will be opening the doors to its newest Foodhall in Carrickfergus on Wednesday 31st July at 11am. Store Manager, Grace Lough and her team of colleagues, will be joined by Cllr Maureen Morrow, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, alongside winners of ... View Article

Henderson Retail to take on global retail giants at IGD Awards

Henderson Retail to take on global retail giants at IGD Awards

Henderson Retail, the company which owns over 80 SPAR and EUROSPAR branded stores in Northern Ireland, is the only NI retailer to be shortlisted amongst the best of the global FMCG industry for the annual IGD Awards. The awards celebrate the biggest and best achievements in the industry through four... View Article

Henderson Retail celebrates the opening of their 50th Post Office

Henderson Retail celebrates the opening of their 50th Post Office

Henderson Retail celebrated an important milestone today at the opening of their 50th in-store Post Office. Lady Sylvia Hermon, MP for North Down was on hand to cut the ribbon to officially launch the new Moat Street Post Office located at EUROSPAR Donaghadee, at 104 Moat Street and celebrate the... View Article

Henderson Group launches 2019 apprenticeship scheme with £250K investment

Henderson Group launches 2019 apprenticeship scheme with £250K investment

Henderson Group, the locally owned and family-run wholesaler and retailer has launched its apprenticeship schemes for 2019, bringing the total investment in the initiative to £250,000 in the past three years. The new opportunities are within logistics, retail food-to-go and retail financial services. Each scheme is open for application now... View Article

Goal for North West Foodservice businesses  as Musgrave MarketPlace opens new Food Emporium

Goal for North West Foodservice businesses as Musgrave MarketPlace opens new Food Emporium

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses officially unveiled a new Food Emporium at Musgrave Marketplace, Pennyburn on Thursday 20th June, following a £1 million upgrade. The transformation of the Pennyburn-based branch into a state-of-the-art Food Emporium forms part of a £10.4m total investment in... View Article

Local supplier investment helps Henderson’s own-brand bakery range rise

Local supplier investment helps Henderson’s own-brand bakery range rise

Henderson Wholesale, part of the locally owned Henderson Group in Northern Ireland, has dramatically increased its enjoy local own-brand range, giving local bakeries here a huge opportunity for growth with a further £1.3m sales projected. 20 new bakery products make up the enjoy local Bakery line, all produced collaboratively with... View Article

Musgrave to ‘redefine convenience’ with ambitious expansion plans

Musgrave to ‘redefine convenience’ with ambitious expansion plans

Grocery and convenience retailer, Musgrave NI, which owns the SuperValu, Centra, MACE and MarketPlace brands, has announced ambitious plans to open up to 20 new stores in Northern Ireland in 2019, creating around 500 new jobs and revamping an additional 40 stores, as part of a significant £28m investment. The... View Article