Marketing excellence at Linwoods

Marketing excellence at Linwoods

Linwoods Foods has been awarded a top marketing accolade at the tenth annual Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. The Armagh company won the prestigious Professional Excellence Award for Best Marketing Plan for the Linwoods Healthy Super Foods range, which is sold across Ireland, the... View Article

Giving GAA a boost

Giving GAA a boost

Two giants of Irish sport, former Dublin Football Manager, Paul ‘Pillar’ Caffrey (pictured right), and Munster Rugby’s Paul O’Connell (left), boosted local Cavan GAA side Munterconnaught’s Championship prospects when they met up recently. Munterconnaught are the stars of the ‘Powerade Never Give Up’ campaign and the two legends of Irish... View Article

Best of the best

Best of the best

SuperValu retailers were out in force at the recent presentation of the 2008 SuperValu Best Kept Town Awards. Retailers attending the ceremony at Ballyearl Theatre in Newtownabbey included Neville and May Woods, the owners of Woods' Group of SuperValu stores in Richhill, Ballynahinch, Belfast and Comber. They were there...

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Dale Farm delivers the goods

Dale Farm delivers the goods

Dale Farm has demonstrated it’s a fleet ahead of the rest, by picking up a prestigious National Training Award for the innovative development of its van sales operation in Northern Ireland. The awards, held in October, were organised by the Department of Employment and Learning and celebrate organisations that demonstrate... View Article

A great achievement

A great achievement

A group of Newtownabbey-based SPAR convenience stores has achieved formal recognition as an Investor in People. Owned and operated by Mallusk-based Henderson Retail, the SPAR stores in Rathcoole, King's Crescent, Ballyclare, Mallusk, Glenwell (Glengormley), Manse Road (Carnmoney), Jordanstown and Whiteabbey were officially assessed by Investors in People UK over the...

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Skye’s the limit!

Skye’s the limit!

New baby, Skye, brought good luck to the Moore family of Irvinestown, who won a weekend break for four in a Galtee-ASDA competition. A guaranteed winner per store for the Northern Ireland-wide promotion for one of its most popular brands brought Skye’s mother Emma, to the Omagh ASDA for her... View Article

Best kept health

Best kept health

Local SuperValu retail partners and representatives from Musgrave Retail Partners NI joined the winners at the presentation of the 2008 SuperValu Best Kept Health and Social Care Facilities recently. Staff and service users at Glenside Adult Training Centre in Strabane, which is operated by the Western Health and Social Care... View Article

Retailer of the year

Retailer of the year

Musgrave Retail Partners NI was named Retailer of the Year at the prestigious UTV / Business Eye Awards held last month at a ceremony at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast. Beating off a shortlist that included House of Fraser and ASDA, the award was presented in recognition of Musgrave Retail Partners... View Article

Anthony’s one in a million!

Anthony’s one in a million!

A Carrick ‘paperboy’ who has delivered over half a million newspapers to his local community over a 20-year period has been rewarded for his dedication. Fortysix-year old Anthony Scanlon was announced as one of two winners of the News Deliverer Merit Awards in a national awards competition organised by the... View Article

Super new look for Apsley’s

Super new look for Apsley’s

For the second of this month's retailer profiles, Kathy Jensen met up with Stewart Mulvenna, Manager of Apsley's SuperShop in Larne, a thriving tobacconist, newsagent, giftware and greetings card business, as well as a busy cafeteria, in the centre of the town. Apsley's shop has been a fixture in the... View Article