All posts by Beth Mason

  • Trevor Magill, MRPNI

    The number of Mace convenience stores in Northern Ireland has been increasing in recent months and this year has already seen a number of new...

  • New SuperValu To Create 40 Jobs

    Musgrave Retail Partners (MRPNI) has announced a multi-million pound investment with the construction of a new SuperValu store in Crossgar, Co Down. Forty new jobs...

  • Paul Gibson, Lidl

    The discount supermarkets have achieved phenomenal growth in the recent years and Lidl – which has 170 stores throughout Ireland, 36 of which are in...

  • Nisa Clandeboye Stores

    It’s been almost three months since a new Nisa Local outlet on the Clandeboye Road opened its doors to shoppers – and business has been...

  • Dale Farm Buys Fivemiletown Brands

    Dale Farm today confirmed it will buy the Fivemiletown cheese brands from Glanbia Ingredients Ireland. The company will also take over the production of speciality local...

  • SPAR Names Top NI Suppliers

    SPAR has highlighted its focus on sourcing the best fresh, locally-produced food with an awards event for its top suppliers. The Henderson Group held the SPAR...

  • NI Store Manager Up For Global Award

    After winning the inaugural Neighbourhood Retailer Store Manager of the Year Award in 2012, Darren Given’s career has gone from strength to strength. Managing Swift’s...

  • SPAR Launches Fresh BBQ Range

    Fresh food has been a continued focus for SPAR in Northern Ireland for 2014 and its latest barbeque offering is a firm response to that. The...

  • Enter The NR Awards To Win A £500 Bike!

    As it is Giro d’Italia weekend, we’re giving all entrants to the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2014 the chance to win a brand new road bike...

  • Retailers In The Pink For Giro d’Italia

    Retailers across the country have gone pink for the Giro d’Italia cycle event which kicked off today in Belfast. Local Centra stores which are located on...

  • ‘World Hosts’ In Customer Service

    Staff from Musgrave Retail Partners stores across Northern Ireland have been awarded ‘WorldHost’ certification. SuperValu Ballymoney, Co Antrim, Centra Omagh Brookmount, Co Tyrone, Centra Crossmaglen,...

  • Minister Defends £8m Spend On Fake Shops

    A common site on Northern Irish high streets is the painting of vacant shop units to make them look like thriving retail businesses. Whilst the...

  • Charlie Henderson

    Charlie and Rhonda Henderson have run the Townparks Service Station on the main road into the town since 1998. The 24-hour Maxol/Spar – which was...

  • Paul Hollywood

    As a young man, Paul Hollywood initially refused to follow in his father’s footsteps and assume the baking mantel. Persuaded to change his mind, however,...

  • Neal Kelly, Henderson Group

    These days, modern convenience retailers take the challenge posed by the grocery multiples in their stride. They’ve long ago identified those elements of their offering...

  • £300k Investment To Boost City’s Trade

    As figures show that Lisburn Square’s shop vacancy rate is more than 50 per cent, a funding package of £300,000 has been announced for a...

  • Cashzone to sponsor NR Awards 2014

    We are delighted to announce Cashzone as the platinum sponsor for the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2014. Cashzone is a leading independent ATM provider in the...

  • Freshways Bought From Kerry Foods

    Ireland’s largest sandwich maker Freshways has been acquired in a management buyout from Kerry Foods. Accounting for one third of the Irish sandwich market, Freshways was...

  • Fears For 50 Jobs As Creamery Is Sold

    Fifty jobs could be lost in Co Tyrone after Fivemiletown Creamery was sold to a firm in the Republic of Ireland. Shareholders voted to sell...

  • England To Introduce Plain Cigarette Packs

    Ministers in England have decided to move forward with plans that will force retailers to sell cigarettes in plain packaging. Despite a backlash from her...

  • Women Inspiring Change

    March saw the hugely successful was International Women’s Day – an event that celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world...