Interviews

  • The UK grocery market – An Agenda for Growth

    Ben Miller, Insight Services and Events Director at IGD explains how retailers can insight growth in a challenging market. The feedback I hear repeatedly when...

  • The future of retail

    Michael Johnston celebrates fresh beginnings as he juggles the launch of a new concept store in Castlewellan while stepping onto the Food Force Ireland board....

  • Passing the baton to the next generation

    Food Force Ireland chairman, Henry Emerson is stepping down after 25 years of leading the organisation. Here his son Gavin Emerson tells NR how the...

  • Stronger together

    Introducing Finlay Robinson, joint owner, along with his brother Kenneth, of Robinson’s Supermarket, as he takes his place on the Food Force Ireland board this...

  • The changing of the guard

    Food Force Ireland welcomes new leader Jonathan Crawford as outgoing chairman Henry Emerson steps down after 25 years of service. Jonathan Crawford, owner of Crawford’s...

  • 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....