Interviews

  • A new era for Food Force Ireland

    Food Force Ireland to enter a new phase as its annual Direct Supply Trade Exhibition returns  to the Culloden Hotel & Spa on September 24,...

  • Creating stores of the future with Musgrave

    Musgrave’s Northern Ireland managing director, Michael McCormack tells Neighbourhood Retailer how the launch of the Mace Store of the Future concept into the NI market...

  • Trade comment with Douglas Faughnan

    Consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, Douglas Faughnan, shares his expectations for the NI grocery over the coming year 2018 saw the grocery sector in...

  • Putting the retail industry at the top of the agenda

    After 11 years at the helm of Retail NI, chief executive Glyn Roberts reveals why 2018 was one of the most challenging yet satisfying years...

  • Trade comment with Martin Agnew

    Managing director of the Henderson Group, Martin Agnew, tells Neighbourhood Retailer how 2018 was a year of innovative new ideas for the company “2018 was...

  • Trade comment with Aodhán Connolly

    Director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC), Aodhán Connolly, tells Neighbourhood Retailer how 2019 has already been a mixed bag for retailers 2019 has...

  • Change is coming to the butchery industry

    Ivor Ferguson, president, Ulster Farmers’ Union says the coming year will bring many changes but Northern Ireland’s future agriculture policy must support active farm businesses...

  • Trade comment from Ian Stevenson

    CEO Livestock & Meat Commission, Ian Stevenson, tells Neighbourhood Retailer about the challenges the meat industry has overcome in the last year “The past year...

  • Campaigning for the future of forecourts

    2018 has presented many unique challenges for the Petrol Retailers Association’s members but there’s still work to be done, chairman Brian Madderson tells Neighbourhood Retailer...

  • Trade comment from Russell Johnston

    General manager of PRL In-Market Solutions, Russell Johnston, talks to Neighbourhood Retailer about the challenge and opportunities that lie ahead for the business in 2019...

  • Trade comment from George Rankin

    NI senior director for Asda talks to Neighbourhood Retailer about the company’s highlights in 2018 and what lies in store for them in the coming year....

  • A leap of faith for the Kavanagh Group

    Managing director for the Kavanagh Group, Noel Kavanagh jr., tells Neighbourhood Retailer why rebranding the group’s only Northern store was the best move they could have made...

  • Trade comment from Conor Boyle

    Lidl Regional Director of Northern Ireland, Conor Boyle, shares how the company’s sales growth in 2018 has cemented it’s position as the region’s fastest-growing supermarket “Last year,...

  • Supporting local in Maghera

    Jonathan Crawford, managing director of Crawford’s of Maghera tells Neighbourhood Retailer how FFI gave him the strength to act independently under Nisa. Many would describe...

  • At the forefront of waste management in Northern Ireland

    RiverRidge CEO, Brett Ross, talks to NR on how plans for Northern Ireland’s first waste to energy plant are progressing. Describing 2018 as a breakthrough...

  • Staying fresh in Armagh

    Alison Strong, director of J.D. Hunter & Co. speaks to NR on Food Force Ireland’s dedication to supporting local ahead of the annual FFI Direct...