Profiles

  • Kenny’s magnificent seventh

    Kenny Bradley tells Neighbourhood Retailer the secret to the perfect acquisition after the success of his seventh store Retail may be one of the hardest games...

  • Rise like The Phoenix

    Peter McCool takes us on a tour of his highly-regarded Ballymena forecourt, The Phoenix, and reveals why he’s investing while all others worry How long...

  • Building for the future…with Mace

    Businessman Declan Hoey, switched a career in the building trade for life as an independent retailer in Belfast at the turn of the millennium. He’s...

  • A Winning Partnership…

    Nine years ago, husband and wife team Karen and Garvan Hegarty swapped a life in Co Down for  running a supermarket in Fintona, rural County...

  • Leading retailer behind A26 service area plan

    Leading NI entrepreneur Kenny Bradley speaks to NR about his decision to construct a Trunk Road Service Area on the busy A26 near Ballymena and...

  • NR talks to octogenarian fruit & veg legend Sydney B Scott

    Sydney B Scott still comes into work every day. Smartly dressed, and in an office adorned in pictures from his fruitful past, 87-year-old Sydney is...

  • NR visits The Lunch Box in Belfast

    Could you sandwich a business into your lunch hour? David Toner tells Neighbourhood Retailer how he manages to run a new sandwich shop while working...

  • Getting extra with Today’s

    NR talks to Darren Craig from Today’s Extra Spencer Road in Derry City as they ring in the changes for 2015. Husband and wife team...

  • Stewart’s Butcher & Deli, Enniskillen

    Like so many butchers, Shane Stewart learnt his craft from his father Gabriel who in turn learnt his trade from his uncle before him. Back...

  • Kelly’s Eurospar, Moneymore

    From humble beginnings the Kelly’s have built up a portfolio of stores across mid-Ulster and are now one of Henderson Group’s most successful retailers. A...

  • McCartan’s Pharmacy, Newry

    The Fiveways in Newry has made a name for itself as a leading convenience supermarket and now the complex offers a number of services in...

  • Corn Dolly Foods, Newry

    Corn Dolly Foods has been operating out of Newry for the past 24 years. Like many bakery firms, it is a family-run business and was...

  • Milestone, Rathfriland

    Just when you think you’ve seen all the best independent retail stores, someone comes along and shakes up the sector. Tom McAvoy’s new Nisa Milestone...

  • Nisa Clandeboye Stores

    It’s been almost three months since a new Nisa Local outlet on the Clandeboye Road opened its doors to shoppers – and business has been...

  • Centra Brookmount, Omagh

    Ask its customers and they’ll tell you that Centra Brookmount Omagh is a great store. The owners know it as well and now it’s been...

  • David Mawhinney & Sons, Bangor

    Like most good butchers, they’ve been around for a long time. Traditions, skills and knowledge have been passed down from generation to generation but in...

  • Morrison’s VivoXtra, Saintfield

    Built on the site of an old school in the village of Saintfeld, Morrison’s VivoXtra has made a name for itself since opening in late...

  • 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...