Greatest ever year as Henderson gets just desserts in Great Taste Awards

Greatest ever year as Henderson gets just desserts in Great Taste Awards

Henderson Group, owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials brands in Northern Ireland are celebrating their biggest success yet in the highly prestigious Great Taste Awards for 2019. Five of the Group’s fresh, locally created own brand desserts appear on this year’s list, with two gaining 2-star... View Article

New M&S store opens for business in Carrickfergus

New M&S store opens for business in Carrickfergus

Marks & Spencer today (Wednesday, 31st July ) unveiled its brand new 7,000 square foot Food store at  Shore Commercial Park in the heart of Carrickfergus, with a 50-strong team of colleagues. The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Maureen Morrow  joined hundreds of local customers to... View Article

Musgrave Marketplace reports  eco-friendly category growth of 436%

Musgrave Marketplace reports eco-friendly category growth of 436%

Musgrave MarketPlace, Northern Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has announced a dramatic increase in sales of eco-friendly packaging from January to July 2019, with a 436% increase year-on-year. As part of its commitment to a more sustainable future, Musgrave MarketPlace launched its eco-friendly range in... View Article

Supervalu and Centra retailers shortlisted for 18 prestigious Retail Industry Awards

Supervalu and Centra retailers shortlisted for 18 prestigious Retail Industry Awards

Retailers from SuperValu and Centra have been shortlisted in the 2019 Retail Industry Awards, highlighting the excellence on offer across both brands. Widely regarded as ‘The Oscars’ of the grocery sector, the Retail Industry Awards reward excellence and outstanding achievement across a broad range of categories, recognising independent retailers alongside... View Article

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