UK Food and Drink Federation expresses concerns over post-Brexit trade tariffs

UK Food and Drink Federation expresses concerns over post-Brexit trade tariffs

Post-Brexit trade tariffs pose a “major risk” to the performance of Britain’s £28 billion food and drink sector, an industry body has warned. A report commissioned by the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) said the introduction of tariffs on existing EU trade would heap further pressure on manufacturers already squeezed by higher... View Article

Sainsbury’s and Tesco catch sustainable fish awards

Sainsbury’s and Tesco catch sustainable fish awards

Sainsbury’s won the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) UK supermarket of the year award for the fourth year running for its “huge” selection of 225 certified sustainable fish products, including fresh, frozen, canned and counter items. However Sainsbury’s fish counters were beaten by rival Tesco, who won for offering 22 sustainable options... View Article

LIDL’S LARGEST STORE IN NOTHERN IRELAND

LIDL’S LARGEST STORE IN NOTHERN IRELAND

Thursday, 6th July 2017 – Lidl in Connswater was reopened today which saw the creation of 17 new jobs in the locality. The new look store which has moved to a different location in Connswater Shopping Centre & Retail Park took a total of 4 months to complete and is... View Article

Hot weather brings 9.6% sales boost for Booker

Hot weather brings 9.6% sales boost for Booker

Cash-and-carry chain Booker shrugged off competition concerns surrounding its takeover by Tesco to reveal a warm weather-fuelled surge in sales. The group said non-tobacco like-for-like sales jumped by 9.6% in the quarter to June 16, thanks to fair weather and this year’s later Easter. Tobacco sales remained under pressure amid tighter regulation,... View Article

Local suppliers get fired up for barbeque season!

Local suppliers get fired up for barbeque season!

Ballymena based Doherty & Gray and the Karro Food Group have secured listings with the retailer to stock three new lines of much-loved barbeque staples in stores across Northern Ireland. Doherty & Gray will supply two new products under the company’s Hulls brand – Platinum 6 oz Steak Burgers and... View Article

SUPERVALU LAUNCHES SEARCH TO FIND NI’S SUPERSTARS

SUPERVALU LAUNCHES SEARCH TO FIND NI’S SUPERSTARS

People across Northern Ireland are being called on to nominate their local heroes, as part of a major new campaign to uncover our most inspirational individuals. The new SuperValu SuperStars initiative will honour unsung heroes in local communities that have gone beyond the call of duty to help someone in... View Article

Maxol announces Freshly Chopped roll out

Maxol announces Freshly Chopped roll out

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced it is to roll out Freshly Chopped, the rapidly growing healthy fast food franchise across more of its service stations in Northern Ireland, following its successful launch at Maxol A26 Tannaghmore in May. The next two new Freshly... View Article

Naturo Now Available in Morrisons

Naturo Now Available in Morrisons

Naturo Pet foods have just launched six of their 100% natural dog food products in Morrisons stores across the UK. The Irish pet food brand will be available in 79 branches and online from the 20th June 2017. Natural pet food popularity is growing year on year, and Naturo have... View Article

Mullins seeks bigger scoop of ice cream market

Mullins seeks bigger scoop of ice cream market

Northern Ireland brand Mullins Ice Cream has embarked on a sales and marketing strategy designed to focus on growing the brand’s distribution across Ireland.  The company aims to achieve this through a series of engaging consumer activities, focussed sales initiatives and a host of new product developments. Following the company’s... View Article

ABP Food Group first food processor in world to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard certification 3 years-in-a-row

ABP Food Group first food processor in world to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard certification 3 years-in-a-row

23 June, 2017: ABP Food Group which has operations in Newry and Lurgan has become the first food processor in the world to achieve triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive time. The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification awarded to organisations that... View Article