Spread a little happiness

Spread a little happiness

How do you get the best out of your employees in today's society? I'm sure you would all agree that when employees are motivated, everyone benefits - the business, employees and your customers...... View Article

A tale of two stores…

A tale of two stores…

Opening two new SPAR stores in the fishing port of Kilkeel two years ago proved to be a wise decision for Henderson Retail. Now, one of those stores is about to open the doors on a state-of-the-art rebuild - but is its neighbour also about to get a revamp? Ulster... View Article

Ross flies high at UWM

Ross flies high at UWM

This month, Trade People talks to Ross Blackburn from United Wine Merchants. Ross has a passion for wine and was recently promoted. Had fate not twice intervened in his career choices, however, he might have taken to the skies as a pilot instead.... View Article

Brothers look to bright future in business

Brothers look to bright future in business

These days, brothers Adrian and Damian Garvey are enjoying success across Northern Ireland with the O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bar brand – but the pair haven't always had it so good...... View Article

Ulster Grocer’s 23rd Annual Marketing Awards 2011

Ulster Grocer’s 23rd Annual Marketing Awards 2011

The prestigious Culloden Resort and Spa on the outskirts of Belfast was the venue once again recently for the Caravan Ulster Grocers' Ball and Marketing Awards.... View Article

Sunday trading: far from an open and shut case

Sunday trading: far from an open and shut case

Plans to extend Sunday trading hours have been put to public consultation with a view to bringing Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK. Robin Morton takes a closer look at the arguments for and against longer opening hours.... View Article

Life’s still good for Allied’s Gerry

Life’s still good for Allied’s Gerry

From van boy to national account manager, Gerry Cassidy has seen a lot during 40 years in the Irish bakery industry. He talks to Ulster Grocer...... View Article

The French connection…

The French connection…

It’s now a decade since the French siblings spotted a business opportunity in their home village of Clough in County Down – and the thriving Mace store that the trio established there on a former tile showroom site at the Castlewellan Road has grown its profits every year since.... View Article

The best thing we ever did…

The best thing we ever did…

This month, Trade People has been talking to Garvan Hegarty, proprietor of SuperValu in Fintona, the current Supervalu Store of the Year. Garvan has been running the store alongside his wife, Karen, for the last four years... View Article

Mervyn’s at home in Tyrone

Mervyn’s at home in Tyrone

This month, Trade People meets Mervyn McCaughey, managing director of Fivemiletown Creamery, producer of award-winning Irish traditional cheeses...Tell us a little about yourself and how you became...... View Article