Made with love: Meet the local food companies placing provenance on the menu for new campaign

Made with love: Meet the local food companies placing provenance on the menu for new campaign

A host of Northern Ireland’s finest food companies are putting provenance front and centre of a new ad campaign that is now live. Four of Henderson Wholesale’s local food suppliers from County Down to County Tyrone have become the stars of the company’s ad campaign for their award-winning enjoy local... 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

Emily McCorkell, owner of Lo & Slo, Derry

Emily McCorkell, owner of Lo & Slo, Derry

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I launched Lo & Slo in 2018 at the Slow Food Festival in Derry with two sauces, Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Sauce and Sweet & Spicy Vinegar Mop. I had been active on social media and blogging prior to launching.  WHAT ARE THE BEST/WORST PARTS... View Article

Ian Russell, Sales Manager at O’Reilly’s Wholesale

Ian Russell, Sales Manager at O’Reilly’s Wholesale

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF I have just turned half a century and am married to Judith. We have two teenagers keeping me on my toes: Emma, 18 and James, 16. I am originally from Rostrevor and now living in Warrenpoint for the last 23 years. I have worked for O’Reilly’s... View Article

Carrickfergus BARISTA BAR CAFÉ set to host community event after exclusive launch

Carrickfergus BARISTA BAR CAFÉ set to host community event after exclusive launch

The brand new and exclusive BARISTA BAR CAFÉ, which opened as part of the new SPAR Fortfield store in December 2018, has announced it will hold an event for the local community during the mid-term school break.  The outlet, which is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland,... View Article

Energise Sport served on ice for Giants in Northern Ireland

Energise Sport served on ice for Giants in Northern Ireland

Energise Sport, one of Ireland’s biggest sports drinks has launched a new partnership with local ice hockey team, Belfast Giants.  The sponsorship will see the drink, alongside its sister brand, Ballygowan, fuel the Elite League team during training and games both on home ice, and away.  Launched in 2003, Energise... View Article

Mcvitie’s backs Mental Health Initiative with nationwide voucher giveaway

Mcvitie’s backs Mental Health Initiative with nationwide voucher giveaway

7 February 2019: McVitie’s is joining forces with charity initiative Time to Change, to help promote conversations around mental health on Time to Talk Day today (7 February 2019). The UK’s best-selling biscuit brand is supporting this year’s event by donating up to 12,000 vouchers for its McVitie’s Biscuits range,... View Article

Mash Direct take the lead in Northern Ireland to champion Veg Power and ITV campaign on healthy eating for children.

Mash Direct take the lead in Northern Ireland to champion Veg Power and ITV campaign on healthy eating for children.

Mash Direct have joined forces with Veg Power and ITV in an exciting new campaign, Eat Them To Defeat Them which launched last week across ITV. This is a new radical initiative to inspire children to eat more vegetables and Mash Direct are the driving force behind communicating this campaign... View Article

SPAR NI staff and shoppers contribute over £200,000 towards Marie Curie milestone

SPAR NI staff and shoppers contribute over £200,000 towards Marie Curie milestone

SPAR NI has announced today that their staff initiatives and shopper donations have helped push SPAR’s UK-wide total for Marie Curie over £1 million. SPAR stores here began fundraising at the start of the partnership in March 2017 and have contributed over £200,000 to the UK-wide total, which is the... View Article

Entries are now open for the 31st annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 31st annual Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards 2019

Now in their 31st year, the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards are an opportunity for companies within the Northern Ireland food sector to shine a light on their successes and achievements. An integral part of the annual GroceryAid Ulster Grocers’ Ball, the awards will take place at the Culloden Estate and... View Article