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  • Emersons Unveils £2m Plan

    One of Northern Ireland’s best-known family supermarkets has announced that it is to invest £2m in an ambitious expansion programme. The Emerson family, who have...

  • Pair Arrested In Fuel Fraud

    A man and a woman from Co Tyrone have been arrested and nearly 8,000 litres of fuel seized as part of an ongoing  investigation into...

  • Dunbia Appoints Deputy CEO

    Dunbia has appointed former Moy Park director, Tony O’Neill, as Group deputy chief executive. In this newly-created role, which will become operational on September 1,...

  • SHS Group MD To Retire

    Michael Howard, the managing director of one of Northern Ireland’s largest privately owned companies, has confirmed plans to retire from the SHS Group at the...

  • Profit Warning Sees Tesco Boss Step Down

    Tesco boss Philip Clarke is set to quit after the UK’s biggest retailer warned it would miss profit forecasts. During a disastrous three-year reign that...

  • Fascia Focus

    Since our 2013 review of the symbol sector in Northern Ireland there has yet again been more change in terms of store numbers and consumer...

  • NR Awards: Entry Deadline Extended

    Due to huge demand, the entry deadline to the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards has been extended to Friday, June 27. We have already received hundreds of...

  • Indie Discount Retailers ‘Booming’

    Independent discount retail in Northern Ireland is undergoing a boom to rival that of large chains such as Aldi and Lidl. A poll of 2,000...

  • Record Turnover For Henderson Group

    Henderson Group saw its turnover rise to £642.8 million in 2013, an increase of 3.6 per cent on 2012. The leading retail, wholesale and foodservice...

  • Moy Park Only NI Firm To Make League Table

    Moy Park has become the only company from Northern Ireland to make it on to the inaugural Sunday Times PA Consulting Inward Investment Track 50....

  • Dismay As £50m Newry Retail Complex Approved

    Retailers and the business community in Newry have expressed their dismay after DOE approvedplanning for an out of town retail development at Carnbane Way. The application by...

  • New SuperValu To Create 40 Jobs

    Musgrave Retail Partners (MRPNI) has announced a multi-million pound investment with the construction of a new SuperValu store in Crossgar, Co Down. Forty new jobs...

  • Dale Farm Buys Fivemiletown Brands

    Dale Farm today confirmed it will buy the Fivemiletown cheese brands from Glanbia Ingredients Ireland. The company will also take over the production of speciality local...

  • SPAR Names Top NI Suppliers

    SPAR has highlighted its focus on sourcing the best fresh, locally-produced food with an awards event for its top suppliers. The Henderson Group held the SPAR...

  • NI Store Manager Up For Global Award

    After winning the inaugural Neighbourhood Retailer Store Manager of the Year Award in 2012, Darren Given’s career has gone from strength to strength. Managing Swift’s...

  • SPAR Launches Fresh BBQ Range

    Fresh food has been a continued focus for SPAR in Northern Ireland for 2014 and its latest barbeque offering is a firm response to that. The...

  • Enter The NR Awards To Win A £500 Bike!

    As it is Giro d’Italia weekend, we’re giving all entrants to the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2014 the chance to win a brand new road bike...

  • Retailers In The Pink For Giro d’Italia

    Retailers across the country have gone pink for the Giro d’Italia cycle event which kicked off today in Belfast. Local Centra stores which are located on...

  • ‘World Hosts’ In Customer Service

    Staff from Musgrave Retail Partners stores across Northern Ireland have been awarded ‘WorldHost’ certification. SuperValu Ballymoney, Co Antrim, Centra Omagh Brookmount, Co Tyrone, Centra Crossmaglen,...

  • Minister Defends £8m Spend On Fake Shops

    A common site on Northern Irish high streets is the painting of vacant shop units to make them look like thriving retail businesses. Whilst the...

  • £300k Investment To Boost City’s Trade

    As figures show that Lisburn Square’s shop vacancy rate is more than 50 per cent, a funding package of £300,000 has been announced for a...