All posts by NR Editor

  • 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...

  • HMRC Raid Illicit Fuel Plant

    Two men from Co Armagh have been arrested and a number of vehicles seized at a laundering plant capable of evading around £12 million in...

  • Irwin’s Bakery Gets ‘Thin-spiration’

    Portadown based Irwin’s Bakery was ‘walking on air’ after its new product ‘Sandwich Skinnys’ received a welcome boost from health conscious shoppers. The new product...

  • Skittles Wild Berry

    The UK sugar confectionery category is currently worth £1.4bn and is in 3.9 per cent value sales growth year on year1. Skittles is one of...

  • Rustlers Launch Pub Menu Range

    Hot, Quick & Tasty category specialist Kepak Convenience Foods is building on its track record of successful NPD with the launch of two limited editions....

  • Suki Tea launches cocoa tea blends

    Suki Tea, the award winning Northern Irish boutique blender, has launched two cocoa based teas inspired by light and dark chocolate. The gourmet business, based...

  • TV campaign for Rustlers

    Kepak Convenience Foods is investing a record £1.5 million in a new national TV campaign for Rustlers, the UK’s number one micro-snacking brand*1. The new...

  • Emerge’s Stratospheric Strategy

    Value energy drink Emerge is aiming to reach new audiences and new heights with its 2014 marketing strategy, which includes everything from student targeting to...

  • Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton

    Recently appointed Finance Minister Simon Hamilton discusses the challenges for independent businesses and looks ahead to helping build a new economy… In the current Programme...

  • Trevor McCrum, Premier Bakeries

     Whilst 2013 has been a challenging year for the bakery industry, Trevor McCrum, business unit director at Premier Bakeries (Ireland) is pleased to report that...

  • Brian Donaldson, Maxol

    Brian Donaldson is upbeat as Irish oil firm, Maxol, presses ahead with its multi-million, five-year plan to expand and streamline its operations across the island...

  • JC Stewart, Magherafelt

    120 years in business and JC Stewart in Magherafelt still attracts shoppers from near and far thanks to its focus on fresh, local produce and...

  • Reaney’s Chemist , Hillsborough

    NR talks to Jeffrey Reaney about what makes his award-winning pharmacy stand out from the crowd… Reaney’s Chemist has been serving the people of Hillsborough...

  • McKay Family Butchers, Dungiven

    It seems that the high street is a tough place to operate wherever you are in Northern Ireland. Dungiven in Co Derry has been hit...

  • Lilley’s Centra and Topaz Service Station

    Una Lilley has been at the helm of Lilley’s Centra and Topaz Service Station for the past 14 years and in that time has helped...

  • Shelbourne Bakery, Newry

    The Shelbourne Bakery and Restaurant in Newry is an institution. Situated on Hill Street in the city centre, the business has been serving the local...

  • Sainsbury’s Boss To Step Down

    Sainsbury’s has announced that Justin King has decided to step down in July 2014 after 10 years as CEO, and that Mike Coupe, currently the...

  • White’s Speedicook is NI Favourite

    White’s, Northern Ireland’s porridge and oat cereal producer, is celebrating after Speedicook Porridge Oats came top in a recent blind taste test of four leading...

  • JTI’s NI sales team best in UK

    The JTI Northern Ireland and Isle of Man sales team has secured the Sales Team of The Year Title at JTI’s UK National Sales Awards...

  • Strong Growth For Costcutter

    Costcutter Supermarkets Group has announced continued growth with an increase in the number of new accounts opened across the group over the past year. The...

  • Paddy Doody, Henderson Group

    NR speaks to Henderson’s sales and marketing director Paddy Doody about the Group’s performance in 2013 and why value remains top priority… From the outset...