Hundreds of small businesses mis-sold plasma screens

Hundreds of small businesses mis-sold plasma screens

Over 200 independent retailers and small businesses, which believe they been mis-sold plasma screens, attended a meeting demanding a solution last week. The meeting was organised by Retail NI, which is assisting members in finding a solution. Political representatives from the five main parties also attended the meeting at the... View Article

Centra launches fully compostable shopping bags

Centra launches fully compostable shopping bags

Convenience retailer Centra has announced the launch of 100% compostable and reusable shopping bags, available in participating stores from January 27. Centra is the first convenience retailer in Northern Ireland to introduce a 100% compostable bag, giving shoppers a more sustainable choice when it comes to carrier bags. The bag... View Article

Subway introduces new Fresh CSR Agenda

Subway introduces new Fresh CSR Agenda

Subway has unveiled a new Fresh CSR Agenda across Ireland to support its owner-operated franchise and reflect the areas where it is seeking to take positive action as a leading quick service restaurant brand across the region. Since opening its first US store in 1965, Subway has grown into a... View Article

Applegreen launches new Vegan Croissant

Applegreen launches new Vegan Croissant

Applegreen plc, the Irish food and convenience retailer and forecourt operator, is inspiring its customers to try vegan and plant-based food this Veganuary, adding new meat-free options to its vegan food range. Following the success of its award-winning, Irish-made Vegan Sausage Roll, Applegreen is launching a new Vegan Croissant across... View Article

Costcutter offers fresh start with New Year recruitment drive

Costcutter offers fresh start with New Year recruitment drive

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) is offering independent retailers a ‘fresh start’ with a major New Year recruitment drive. The campaign is focused on demonstrating the growth existing retailers have experienced through embracing key shopper trends around healthy eating and increasing demand for fresh food, vegan and Free From ranges through... View Article

Lidl NI removes cartoon characters from cereal packaging

Lidl NI removes cartoon characters from cereal packaging

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced it will stop displaying cartoon characters on its own-brand cereal ranges by Spring 2020, to help parents tackle pester power in the supermarket aisles. New, cartoon-free branding will be introduced across the following Crownfield-branded lines:  Honey Nut Flakes, Honey Hoops, Choco Rice, Rice Snaps, Frosted... View Article

Centra closes 2019 with £2m investment

Centra closes 2019 with £2m investment

Centra has opened new stores at Donegall Square East, Belfast and Curr Road, Beragh, alongside a refurb at Islandbawn, investing £2m and adding 50 new jobs across the three properties. Centra Donegall Square East is the first Centra store for retailer Michael Quinn, adding to his four MACE stores located... View Article

Dundonald supermarket reopens, creating six new local jobs

Dundonald supermarket reopens, creating six new local jobs

EUROSPAR Dundonald on the Upper Newtownards Road has undergone a £410,000 refurb, while recruiting six additional full- and part-time staff. Marking the final project of 2019 for Henderson Retail, owner of the SPAR, EUROSPAR and VIVO brands in Northern Ireland, the refurb has allowed the community supermarket to expand its... View Article

Costcutter’s festive campaign is underway

Costcutter’s festive campaign is underway

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has launched its festive campaign, Bringing Christmas Together, which, as well as inspiring in-store activation and offers, will include an interactive outreach campaign on social media. Following the success of last year’s campaign which saw online reach increase by 27%, the campaign will see CSG work... View Article

New-look foodhall launches at M&S Abbeycentre

New-look foodhall launches at M&S Abbeycentre

Marks & Spencer Abbeycentre unveiled its Foodhall transformation earlier this month, showcasing a new look and feel for customers in time for Christmas. From the freshest seasonal produce showcased in a bigger better grocery department to a bakery which has doubled in size, the store is aiming to be a... View Article