All posts by NR Editor

  • Nisa Retail Announces New CEO

    Independent convenience retailer Nisa has announced the appointment of Nick Read as its new CEO. He will take over from Neil Turton in February 2015....

  • Premier Foods ‘Pay To Stay’ Demand Slammed

    Premier Foods has been criticised for asking its suppliers for payments to continue doing business with the firm. The practice – known as pay and stay...

  • Retailers Upbeat For Christmas

    Northern Irish retailers are confident that this Christmas season will see a positive increase in sales and a boost in the country’s economy as the...

  • Standing The Test Of Time

    There aren’t many people who can say retail is truly in their blood. However Belfast retailer Niall Creighton was actually born and raised on a...

  • Stewart’s Butcher & Deli, Enniskillen

    Like so many butchers, Shane Stewart learnt his craft from his father Gabriel who in turn learnt his trade from his uncle before him. Back...

  • Kelly’s Eurospar, Moneymore

    From humble beginnings the Kelly’s have built up a portfolio of stores across mid-Ulster and are now one of Henderson Group’s most successful retailers. A...

  • Baking Firm Plans £750k Investment

    Lisburn based, family run company Andrew Ingredients is preparing for its 70th year in business in 2015, by announcing a major £750k investment plan. The...

  • SHS Group Appoints New CEO

    One of Northern Ireland’s largest privately owned companies, the SHS Group, has appointed Elaine Birchall as CEO. Elaine, who brings more than two decades of...

  • Ballymena Retailers Fear JTI Closure

    Retailers throughout Ballymena have expressed their concern about the proposed closure of JTI’s Lisnafillen plant just outside the town centre. Following JTI Gallaher’s announcement earlier...

  • Dale Farm Secures Japan Contract

    Dale Farm has secured its first cheese export deal in the Japanese market, signing a deal with major food manufacturer Hoko Co Ltd. Hoko will be importing Dromona...

  • Halloween Charity Drive

    Halloween is almost upon us and independent retail group Centra is encouraging customers to donate their pennies as they attempt to raise a fang-tastic £80,000 for...

  • Martin Swadling, Premier

    It’s fair to say that the Premier symbol is well established in mainland UK. With more than 3,000 stores nationwide the group has now added...

  • Local Retailers Honoured At Industry Awards

    Local retail store Kelly’s Eurospar, Moneymore, is celebrating after being named Northern Ireland’s Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year 2014. Attended by more than 450 industry...

  • New SuperValu Store Creates 35 Jobs

    Thirty five jobs have been created with the opening of a new SuperValu store in Crossgar, Co Down. Local businessman and owner Gabriel Bell officially opened...

  • Mark Durkan, DOE Minister

    Planning is always a fractious issue in Northern Ireland’s retail sector. The majority of town and city centre retailers across the country have faced the...

  • IPRA Exhibitors Announced

    The second annual IPRA Fuel Retailers Exhibition takes place on October 2, 2014, at the Green Isle Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin. Below is the list...

  • NR Awards 2014: Finalists announced!

    Congratulations to all our Neighbourhood Retailer Awards finalists. We had more than 400 entries and following a rigorous judging process, Spotcheck have whittled them down to the shortlist...

  • McCartan’s Pharmacy, Newry

    The Fiveways in Newry has made a name for itself as a leading convenience supermarket and now the complex offers a number of services in...

  • Rustlers Tikka Chicken Hot Naan

    Kepak Convenience Foods, the Hot, Quick & Tasty (HQT) category champion, is unveiling new packaging and improving its popular Rustlers Tikka Chicken Hot Naan. New,...

  • Corn Dolly Foods, Newry

    Corn Dolly Foods has been operating out of Newry for the past 24 years. Like many bakery firms, it is a family-run business and was...

  • The Heatherlea, Bangor

    Bakeries seem to get the balance between tradition and innovation just right. Many have been around for scores of years and have established themselves as...