M&S recognises its local farmer suppliers

M&S recognises its local farmer suppliers

Producers from across Northern Ireland and Ireland were recognised by M&S at its Select Farm Awards presentation, which took place on the first day of this year’s Balmoral Show. The winners were Excellence Award – James Brannigan, Co Fermanagh; Innovation Award – Pat McGlade, Newry; Young Producer Award – Arlene... View Article

Triple Delight for Musgrave NI as company scoops three Industry Awards for  its SuperValu, Centra and Frank and Honest brands

Triple Delight for Musgrave NI as company scoops three Industry Awards for its SuperValu, Centra and Frank and Honest brands

Leading family owned business, Musgrave NI which owns the SuperValu, Centra and Frank and Honest brands, celebrated success at a recent awards ceremony, where they picked up three top awards for their work across Northern Ireland. The company and its leading brands won three of the eight awards they were... View Article

Mashing the competition at Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

Mashing the competition at Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

A high standard of entries saw Hovis Ireland and Mash Direct share the top accolade of Best Marketing Campaign at the 31st annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards on May 10. It represented a double win for Mash Direct, which picked up the award for its Peter Rabbit campaign but was... View Article

New season springs forward for Asda & Gilfresh

New season springs forward for Asda & Gilfresh

Loughgall company, Gilfresh, is planting new season kale, broccoli, savoy and sweetheart cabbage destined for Asda shelves across Northern Ireland from mid-June – almost three weeks earlier than in 2018. Gilfresh, a family-run company based in Co Armagh, was established by the Gilpins over 50 years ago, and is dedicated... View Article

McBride’s SPAR Mullaghmore awarded alongside the best in the UK

McBride’s SPAR Mullaghmore awarded alongside the best in the UK

The team at McBride’s SPAR Mullaghmore are still celebrating after a fantastic win during the prestigious Convenience Retail Awards 2019. The awards, which are widely respected amongst the retail industry across the UK, took place in London where McBride’s SPAR were finalists in the Best Multiple Store category and picked... View Article

Made with love: Meet the local food companies placing provenance on the menu for new campaign

Made with love: Meet the local food companies placing provenance on the menu for new campaign

A host of Northern Ireland’s finest food companies are putting provenance front and centre of a new ad campaign that is now live. Four of Henderson Wholesale’s local food suppliers from County Down to County Tyrone have become the stars of the company’s ad campaign for their award-winning enjoy local... View Article

Carrickfergus BARISTA BAR CAFÉ set to host community event after exclusive launch

Carrickfergus BARISTA BAR CAFÉ set to host community event after exclusive launch

The brand new and exclusive BARISTA BAR CAFÉ, which opened as part of the new SPAR Fortfield store in December 2018, has announced it will hold an event for the local community during the mid-term school break.  The outlet, which is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland,... View Article

Mackle Pet Foods Naturo range goes from strength to strength in ASDA stores

Mackle Pet Foods Naturo range goes from strength to strength in ASDA stores

Mackle Pet Foods premium range Naturo will be increasing its offering in ASDA stores across the UK from February 2019.  Already available in almost 400 stores, the Naturo 400-gram tray will now be stocked in an additional 130 stores, while the Naturo variety pack canned food will be launched into... View Article

Northern Ireland records fastest growth in spending power of all UK regions

Northern Ireland records fastest growth in spending power of all UK regions

 New figures released by Asda on the 10th anniversary of its Income Tracker report, which is compiled by CEBR, show Northern Ireland has taken a positive step towards narrowing the discretionary household income gap with the rest of the UK, with a 5.5% increase in family spending power in Q4... View Article

Christmas presents keep on coming for Cara

Christmas presents keep on coming for Cara

One lucky EUROSPAR shopper has been given the ultimate antidote to the ‘January Blues’, winning £2,000 of holiday vouchers thanks to the brand’s ‘Elf on the Shop Shelf’ campaign, sponsored by Golden Cow. Cara Neeson aged 8 scooped the coveted prize after spotting the elf hiding on the shop shelf... View Article