All posts by Beth Mason

  • 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...

  • AG Barr Launches New Range

    A G Barr is launching a new range of special packs for its Barr range to celebrate the brand’s role as the Official Soft Drink...

  • Halal Baby Food Launches In UK

    A halal baby food brand from Norway has launched to the UK retail market. The Nasim’s range consists of halal infant formula (‘1’ for babies up...

  • Crisps For Everybody!

    A new range of premium, hand cooked crisps has just launched – not only to put the fun back into snacking but to allow consumers...

  • Ministers Back New NIIRTA Manifesto

    The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) today launched a manifesto for the forthcoming Local Government Elections. The report, entitled Local First, sets out...

  • Centra Brookmount, Omagh

    Ask its customers and they’ll tell you that Centra Brookmount Omagh is a great store. The owners know it as well and now it’s been...

  • New £1 Coin Will Be Hardest To Fake

    A new £1 coin has been unveiled by the Treasury that is said to be the hardest in the world to fake. The new coin...

  • Gold for Musgrave Retailers

    Three local stores from the SuperValu, Centra and Mace retail groups have claimed the prestigious title of ‘Store of the Year’ in Musgrave Retail Partners...

  • Retailers Help Refresh Runners

    Local SPAR retailers have shown their support for this year’s 25th SPAR Omagh Half Marathon which takes place on March 29. McGinn’s SPAR, Hamilton’s SPAR...

  • ‘Plaza’ Is Centre Of Attention At UNITI Expo

    A central plaza area of more than 300 sq m, offering visitors to UNITI expo a comfortable seating area, with complimentary refreshments and free Wi-Fi...

  • David Wilson, Mauds Ice Cream

    You would be forgiven for thinking that the ice cream business is a seasonal one. Whilst sales do spike when the sun shines, it seems...

  • Nisa Members Defend Food Force Ireland

    Nisa members in Northern Ireland have spoken out after the buying group’s failed takeover of Food Force Ireland (FFI). Retailers working with Nisa across the...

  • NIIRTA Welcomes Business Rates Freeze

    The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed DFP Minister’s announcement today of ‘freezing’ in real terms of the non-domestic rates for 2014/15....

  • Christine Tacon, GCA

    We’ve all heard the stories about suppliers being stuck in contracts with the big supermarkets, being delisted overnight or taking a hit on in-store promotions...

  • David Mawhinney & Sons, Bangor

    Like most good butchers, they’ve been around for a long time. Traditions, skills and knowledge have been passed down from generation to generation but in...

  • Morrison’s VivoXtra, Saintfield

    Built on the site of an old school in the village of Saintfeld, Morrison’s VivoXtra has made a name for itself since opening in late...

  • New WD-40 Range is Torque of the Town

    Tailor made for motorcycle use WD-40’s new range is bound to whet the appetite of motorbike enthusiasts nationwide. The Chain Wax and Chain Lube products...

  • Keogh’s Crisps Launch In NI

    The Keogh family is launching its range of hand cooked crisps in Northern Ireland.  Retailers here will soon be able to stock up on the...