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

Mace High Street transformed by £90,000 upgrade

Mace High Street transformed by £90,000 upgrade

A new-look MACE convenience store has opened on High Street following a £90,000 upgrade, creating 10 jobs in Belfast city centre. This major investment by leading retailer Musgrave and store owner Michael Quinn, encompassed a full refit of the 900 square-foot store, including the introduction of new MACE concepts, LED... View Article

Enniskillen Centra creates 15 jobs following £2m investment

Enniskillen Centra creates 15 jobs following £2m investment

A new-look Lilley’s Centra and forecourt has reopened in Enniskillen following the completion of a £2m investment, creating 15 new jobs. Purchased in 2016 with support from Ulster Bank, the site of the redevelopment (which was also supported by Musgrave, the family-owned retail and wholesale group that owns the SuperValu,... View Article

Musgrave Marketplace Pennyburn undergoes a £1m upgrade

Musgrave Marketplace Pennyburn undergoes a £1m upgrade

Musgrave MarketPlace, a leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has announced a £1m investment to transform its Pennyburn branch in Derry~Londonderry into a state-of-the-art food emporium. The upgrade forms part of a £11.4m investment to date in the Musgrave MarketPlace brand over the last four years as... View Article

UK pig industry antibiotic usage drops for third year running

UK pig industry antibiotic usage drops for third year running

Industry leaders, including the Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum (NIPBF), have welcomed latest figures indicating the pig industry has reduced antibiotic usage throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland by a further 16% in 2018 on the year before. The industry target is to reach 99 mg/PCU by 2020. According... View Article

Tayto thrills with launch of The Big Yella ride

Tayto thrills with launch of The Big Yella ride

Tayto is set to thrill NI adventure-seekers with the unveiling of The Big Yella slide as the latest high adrenaline outdoor activity at Todd’s Leap in Dungannon. The 180-foot-long, four-person slide will see thrill-seekers reach speeds of up to 40 mph as they descend the bright yellow slide and land... View Article

Henderson develops produce category creating new brand with local suppliers

Henderson develops produce category creating new brand with local suppliers

Henderson Wholesale has developed its fresh produce category together with 19 local suppliers to create a new brand, The Greengrocer’s. In September 2018, Henderson Wholesale embarked on a full analysis, review and refresh of its produce offering, looking at every aspect of the business from the suppliers, products and branding... View Article

Raising funds for Marie Curie is a piece of cake at SPAR NI

Raising funds for Marie Curie is a piece of cake at SPAR NI

Almost 230 SPAR stores across Northern Ireland have signed up to host a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie-Curie on Saturday, June 15. Taking place from 10am-2pm, customers are encouraged to come along and help raise much-needed funds for the palliative care providers. In 2018, Blooming Great Tea Parties supported... View Article

Mackle Petfoods launches charity partnerships across island of Ireland

Mackle Petfoods launches charity partnerships across island of Ireland

Mackle Petfoods, the Co Tyrone based owner of the Naturo, Brandy and Cat Club brands has launched its first official charity partnerships, worth almost £11,000, with six animal welfare and rescue organisations across Ireland. Limerick Feral Cats, Fairyglen in Roscommon, Animal Aid Donegal, North Dublin Cat Recue, Cats Aid Dublin... View Article

Food safety, everyone’s business

Food safety, everyone’s business

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day today (Friday 7 June) by encouraging food businesses to download new guidance to withdraw or recall unsafe food. The Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry is designed to help food... View Article