Lidl awards the ‘Big Cheese’ of supply contracts to Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm

Lidl awards the ‘Big Cheese’ of supply contracts to Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm

Lidl, the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket, has awarded Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, a lead contract to supply cheddar cheese to its stores across the UK, Europe and the United States. The supply deal represents the single biggest contract awarded by Lidl to a Northern Ireland agri-food company... View Article

Chipmongers comes to Ballymena

Chipmongers comes to Ballymena

Retail and wholesale giant, Musgrave has opened its third successful Chipmongers franchise in Northern Ireland, in Ballymena, creating 12 jobs and investing £90k in the local area. The owners are couple, Gareth Montgomery (39) from Ballymena and Katrina Fox (40), originally from Birmingham, but a resident of Northern Ireland for... View Article

Healthy Lunch Off launched

Healthy Lunch Off launched

Leading convenience retailers, SuperValu and Centra, and public transport provider, Translink, have joined forces to launch the Healthy Lunch Off competition, challenging the whole of Northern Ireland to get creative and come up with a unique, healthy lunch idea that could win them some fantastic prizes. Launching at the start... View Article

Franck Brétéché, chef/owner of Mange Tout Café, Deli & Patisserie

Franck Brétéché, chef/owner of Mange Tout Café, Deli & Patisserie

BRIEFLY OUTLINE YOUR BACKGROUND I lived in Nantes, France until I was 19, where I trained as an apprentice in Patissier, Chocolatier, Glacier, Confiseur (pastry chef, chocolate maker, ice cream maker and sugar work). I moved to Ireland with my parents and brother in 1989. During this time, I have... View Article

Noel Allen, founder & owner of Noisy Nuts

Noel Allen, founder & owner of Noisy Nuts

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF After deciding it was time to move on from my long-serving role at a very successful energy drink brand, I was doing research for two interviews – one with a craft beer distribution company and the other with a peanut brand manufacturer. Sitting in my house... View Article

Tayto Group Acquires The Real Pork Crackling Company

Tayto Group Acquires The Real Pork Crackling Company

Tayto Group Ltd, parent company of Co Armagh’s Tayto, has purchased The Real Pork Crackling Company from owner Chris Cunliffe for an undisclosed sum.  As well as producing pork scratchings, the company has several other leading pork crackling brands, such as Golden Pork Crunch and is listed in independents and... View Article

Derry Refrigerated Transport supports home-grown talent

Derry Refrigerated Transport supports home-grown talent

DRT (NI) is proud to announce its support for local super bantamweight boxer Michael Conlan. After a successful amateur career, 26-year-old Conlan made his professional debut in Madison Square Gardens on St Patrick’s Day 2017 and now has an unbeaten professional record of 7-0; most recently wining by unanimous decision... View Article

SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVO shoppers help Tearfund campaign reach over £678,000

SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVO shoppers help Tearfund campaign reach over £678,000

Henderson Group, owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR and ViVO brands in Northern Ireland, has announced the local in-store fundraising and online donations have helped Tearfund reach a total of over £678,000 for the recent Change for Life campaign. The total comes after a commitment from both the Department for International... View Article

Biggest ever Blooming Great Tea Party returns to SPAR NI this week

Biggest ever Blooming Great Tea Party returns to SPAR NI this week

SPAR in Northern Ireland has announced that it will hold the biggest ever Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie on Saturday 16 June from 10am – 2pm. The tea parties will take place in SPAR stores across Northern Ireland and will aim to smash last year’s fundraising total of... View Article

Moy Park relaunches breaded range in 75th year

Moy Park relaunches breaded range in 75th year

Ireland’s number one poultry brand, Moy Park, has relaunched its branded breaded product range to coincide with the company’s 75th anniversary. “Given our 75th anniversary, 2018 is an important year for Moy Park, and we wanted to celebrate from a brand perspective through the relaunch,” explains Karen Kelso, Director of... View Article