Interviews

  • 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...

  • The Nugelato experience

    Neighbourhood Retailer finds out more about the ice cream concept taking County Down by storm. When Neighbourhood Retailer visits Nugelato’s newest outlet on Bangor’s high...

  • The Essence of Business

    As Circle K begins rebranding all Topaz sites in Ireland, Group President Europe, Jacob Schram outlines his approach to chasing success in any market. Great...

  • Brewing success at Ground Espresso Bars

    In a market where innovation is key, Ground Espresso Bars’ director, Karen Gardiner reveals how this Northern Ireland coffee brand stays ahead of the competition....

  • Climbing walls

    Gavan Wall, of the Belfast-based Wall Group, sees himself as a high energy entrepreneur with a plethora of ideas. He tells NR how his previous...

  • A place in the plan

    Musgrave’s influence is growing, not only across Ireland but in other markets around the world. MD Michael McCormack has been telling Neighbourhood Retailer about the...

  • Fuelling a better future for petrol retailers

    Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, Brian Madderson lets Neighbourhood Retailer in on the hottest topics concerning petrol retailers in 2018 After a relatively stable...