All posts by Beth Clark

  • Pharming Finaghy

    Gerry Watters, owner of Balmoral Pharmacy speaks to Neighbourhood Retailer about how a well-stocked pharmacy is the key to survival in this busy market. Balmoral Pharmacy is...

  • Parking key to appeal of high street

    Parking and range of goods most important factors for shoppers when visiting local high street, survey reveals. A recent survey conducted by The Leadership Factor...

  • Crime Watch

    As part of an independent report, the NFRN has highlighted some of the most pressing criminal concerns for retailers this year. Unfortunately retail – whether...

  • Industry calls for rural town investment

    During an extensive meeting Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts and Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster appealed to politicians for further investment for...

  • 85 years strong in South Belfast

    Laura Brown, owner of independent fine food store Arcadia, speaks to NR about the evolution of the business over the past 85 years and what...

  • Climbing walls

    Gavan Wall, of the Belfast-based Wall Group, sees himself as a high energy entrepreneur with a plethora of ideas. He tells NR how his previous...

  • IFEX 2018 gathers steam

    Interest mounts in premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event. IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event, returns to the Titanic Exhibition...

  • Women take the lead in NI retail

    Data shows women in Northern Ireland continue to dominate in the retail sector, though disparities still exist. Statistics collected by research body the Northern Ireland...

  • Union slams Asda pension changes

    The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) has criticised Asda for changes the supermarket retail giant is making to pension schemes for Northern...

  • A career in retail

    Owner of the Spar Topaz forecourt in Crawfordsburn, Linda McCormick looks back at a career as the cornerstone of the community. The retail sector has...

  • Paper £10 notes lose their value

    As of March 1, 2018, old paper banknotes are no longer legal tender, find out how the change in currency is impacting local retailers. Launched...

  • Hardy Sales & Marketing extends NI Boost distribution

    Antrim-based Hardy Sales & Marketing (HSMNI ) has signed an exclusive five year distribution deal with Boost having brought the best-selling drink to Northern Ireland...

  • Belfast looks to extend Sunday trading hours

    Belfast City Council is to open a second public consultation over the issue of allowing larger shops the ability to trade longer opening hours. Currently,...

  • Retail NI: Maplin and Toys ‘R’ Us closures to impact NI economy

    Two high street giants, Maplin and Toys ‘R’ Us have gone into administration on the same day. With five stores in Northern Ireland, electronic goods...

  • Musgrave looking for NI stars

    Retail and food service wholesaler announces talent project Wholesale and retail giant, Musgrave, is looking for two people from Northern Ireland to appear in a...

  • A place in the plan

    Musgrave’s influence is growing, not only across Ireland but in other markets around the world. MD Michael McCormack has been telling Neighbourhood Retailer about the...

  • Fuelling a better future for petrol retailers

    Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, Brian Madderson lets Neighbourhood Retailer in on the hottest topics concerning petrol retailers in 2018 After a relatively stable...

  • Top class culinary team join Primrose

    A former Irish Chef of the Year and one of Ireland’s top pastry chefs are to join Primrose as it prepares to open in new, expanded premises...

  • The winning formula

    Neighbourhood Retailer speaks to Gregory Cochrane from the multi award-winning EUROSPAR Knockchree. Flanked by the Mountains of Mourne, the sleepy fishing village of Kilkeel seems...

  • Moving forward with Todays

    Retailer Seamus McFadden has seen some major changes to the retail market during his time as a convenience retailer in Strabane. Seamus from Todays Local...

  • £30,000 boost for NI Children’s Hospice from RiverRidge

    THREE years of fundraising by RiverRidge has resulted in more than £30,000 being donated to the very worthy Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. Northern Ireland Children’s...