SPAR Carnmoney Hill

SPAR Carnmoney Hill

Henderson Group has opened its first new-build store since lockdown on a site with local grocery heritage, Retail Director Mark McCammond tells Alyson Magee Representing a return to some semblance of normality, Henderson Group has opened its first new-build store since the Covid-19 lockdown came into force in March. A... View Article

Indie Füde, Comber

Indie Füde, Comber

With the success of a series of events based around its increasingly diverse range of products, Indie Füde’s proprietors, Johnny McDowell and Laura Bradley, are certainly running a different kind of grocery store. The hands-on proprietors are now making the tourist market a target too, with the development of their... View Article

Swift’s Eurospar Lisnaskea

Swift’s Eurospar Lisnaskea

Combining the personal touch of a local family business with the expertise of a global retail brand, the Henderson Group has proved an ideal partner for Swift’s EUROSPAR Lisnaskea. “They’ve given us really good support in terms of our business development on the ground,” says Stephen Swift, who also owns... View Article

Moran’s Centra Strand Road, Derry

Moran’s Centra Strand Road, Derry

Donna and John Moran, the owners of Centra Strand Road, created excitement in their community in 1997 when they brought a deli-counter to Derry/Londonderry. And they have rereated this sense of excitement through a £2m refurbishment of the store, re-opened in April with an extensive selection of food to go... View Article

Coleman’s Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Café, Templepatrick

Coleman’s Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Café, Templepatrick

From a visiting harpist to a 1950s tractor display and its hugely popular restaurant, Coleman’s farm shop and garden centre in Templepatrick is already a visitor attraction in its own right. Now, on top of a recently-unveiled £5m expansion, Coleman’s is about to enter the international tourist trade. Managing Director... View Article

Helen’s Fruit and Vegetables, Carmoney

Helen’s Fruit and Vegetables, Carmoney

Carnmoney is a very historic place: for example, the local Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest in Ireland, dating from 1657. The site was even previously home to a dissenters’ meeting house. Directly opposite, is Helen’s fruit and veg shop. It may not have as long a heritage to... View Article

Munch & Co is particular highlight for the store,Proprietor Frank Boyd tells UG

Munch & Co is particular highlight for the store,Proprietor Frank Boyd tells UG

Just months after the latest addition to the Boyd family’s several Mace and Centra grocery outlets in Co Antrim – the Mace at Main Street, Toomebridge – proprietor Frank Boyd reports success. He says that the convenience store and busy forecourt has gone from strength to strength. The trade generated... View Article

Quails Fine Foods, Banbridge

Quails Fine Foods, Banbridge

Banbridge is a busy town with numerous butchers, both in the market town itself and within easy driving distance. A successful outlet therefore needs a point of difference, as well as product diversity to really stand out, with Quail Fine Foods being the result. It has evolved from the original... View Article

Spar Titanic Quarter, Belfast

Spar Titanic Quarter, Belfast

A £1.2M INVESTMENT, ACROSS FIVE YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT, HAS CREATED A VIBRANT RETAIL, FOOD TO GO AND RESTAURANT COMPLEX, CO-OWNER ANDY DAVIS TELLS ALYSON MAGEE “We feel we’re in the right site now and have created a hub that people like to come to,” says Andy Davis, co-owner of SPAR... View Article

Greenmount Farm Shop, Richhill

Greenmount Farm Shop, Richhill

Greenmount Farm Shop is a carnivore’s haven. This family-run business holds a legacy in the farming trade of over 300 years, making Dean Irwin and his family well experienced and passionate in the farming and butchery trades. Their products are diverse, but they are best known locally for their grass... View Article