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Meals on Wheels gets a boost from Moy Park

Meals on Wheels gets a boost from Moy Park

Moy Park, with help from several other businesses, is cooking thousands of meals for vulnerable members of local communities. Moy Park’s culinary team in Craigavon has turned its new product development kitchen into a production line, and is creating 1,000 healthy, nutritious meals a week to be distributed by The... View Article

Choose Farm Quality Assured beef and lamb this Easter

Choose Farm Quality Assured beef and lamb this Easter

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) Chief Executive Ian Stevenson believes that consumers in countries around the world are waking up to the reality that sustainable farming and food chains must be maintained. Everyone must eat, and the only way of doing this is to ensure the ongoing... View Article

SPAR & EUROSPAR create digital community with Life at Home

SPAR & EUROSPAR create digital community with Life at Home

As the country gets to grips with a new way of living, one local business has created an online platform to help us adapt to staying at home. The team behind SPAR and EUROSPAR in Northern Ireland has created a digital community for their followers to turn to, to share... View Article

Costcutter achieves £45 contactless payment update

Costcutter achieves £45 contactless payment update

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has updated its CPoS system in less than a week to allow the contactless payment increase to £45. This means that over 850 pinpads across 415 CPoS Stores will be able to offer their shoppers the contactless payment increase in time for the Easter weekend. With... View Article

GroceryAid enhances helpline amid coronavirus crisis

GroceryAid enhances helpline amid coronavirus crisis

Emotional and practical support for grocery colleagues has never been more important than during the Covid-19 crisis, so GroceryAid is pleased to introduce additional services to its Helpline: GroceryAid’s 24/7 freephone, confidential Helpline will now have trained BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) counsellors answering calls to provide immediate... View Article

Cibus Analytical to launch new food fraud testing service

Cibus Analytical to launch new food fraud testing service

Belfast-based food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has announced the successful completion of a £570,000 seed funding round which will be used to help tackle food contamination and adulteration. The company develops innovative methods to test for food safety vulnerabilities, ensuring authenticity of ingredients across the food supply chain. The funding... View Article

NFRN launches lifeline for struggling independent retailers

NFRN launches lifeline for struggling independent retailers

The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) is throwing a lifeline to its members who are facing severe hardship with the launch of a new fund. The NFRN Covid-19 Hardship Fund has been created to alleviate some of the financial pressures that independent retailers may be facing. It will offer financial... View Article

Cleaning product & toilet roll sales lead grocery boost

Cleaning product & toilet roll sales lead grocery boost

Grocery sales achieved their second highest figure on record, up 8.3% to £800m for the 12 weeks to March 22 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest statistics from Kantar. “The Northern Irish grocery market is starting to feel the effect of the coronavirus pandemic,” said David Berry, managing director... View Article

FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

Guidance covering a range of areas – including good hygiene practice, management of employee sickness and social distancing for specific food business settings – has been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in NI to help businesses continue operating throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. FSA has said it is very... View Article