All posts by Beth Mason

  • Brian Donaldson, Maxol

    Brian Donaldson is upbeat as Irish oil firm, Maxol, presses ahead with its multi-million, five-year plan to expand and streamline its operations across the island...

  • 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...

  • Robert Ditty

    Foresight and innovation are helping to guarantee the future of a thriving home bakery in the heart of mid-Ulster. Russell Campbell has been talking to...

  • Shelbourne Bakery, Newry

    The Shelbourne Bakery and Restaurant in Newry is an institution. Situated on Hill Street in the city centre, the business has been serving the local...

  • Glyn Roberts, NIIRTA

    Giving a view of the Northern Ireland retail landscape, NIIRTA CEO Glyn Roberts looks back at the wins in 2013 and how the trade organisation...

  • Frank Gleeson, Topaz Energy

    As Frank Gleeson prepares to leave Topaz after 12 years with the company, he talks to NR about his time in convenience retailing and how...

  • Nigel Briggs, MRPNI

    Nigel Briggs, managing director, Musgrave Retail Partners NI, looks back over 2013 and what’s in store for the coming year… Over the past year, Musgrave...

  • World’s Purest Facial Wipe

    WaterWipes Facial Wipes are 100 per cent natural. They are made with 99.9 per cent ultra-purified water, 0.1 per cent citrus grapefruit seed extract and...

  • Sainsbury’s Boss To Step Down

    Sainsbury’s has announced that Justin King has decided to step down in July 2014 after 10 years as CEO, and that Mike Coupe, currently the...

  • White’s Speedicook is NI Favourite

    White’s, Northern Ireland’s porridge and oat cereal producer, is celebrating after Speedicook Porridge Oats came top in a recent blind taste test of four leading...

  • JTI’s NI sales team best in UK

    The JTI Northern Ireland and Isle of Man sales team has secured the Sales Team of The Year Title at JTI’s UK National Sales Awards...

  • Strong Growth For Costcutter

    Costcutter Supermarkets Group has announced continued growth with an increase in the number of new accounts opened across the group over the past year. The...

  • Paddy Doody, Henderson Group

    NR speaks to Henderson’s sales and marketing director Paddy Doody about the Group’s performance in 2013 and why value remains top priority… From the outset...

  • Spar A29, Cookstown

    Many retailers come in to the business from completely different backgrounds. Jonathan Finch is no different. He worked as a qualified chartered surveyor before making...

  • Millen’s Centra/Topaz, Carrickfergus

    Robert and Dymphna Millen saw a retail niche in Carrickfergus and late last year realised their plans as they opened a brand new Centra/Topaz store...

  • Moran’s Group, Derry~Londonderry

    Like all Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year winners, the 2013 recipients run a well-established business that has been excelling in everything it does for many...

  • Hamill’s Pharmacy, Portadown

    As with the independent convenience grocery sector, local pharmacists face threat from out of town supermarkets and the large high street pharmacy chains. Despite losing...

  • 100 Years Of Hellmann’s

    As part of a new campaign to celebrate 100 years of Hellmann’s, the No.1 mayonnaise brand from Unilever UK and Ireland is launching a brand...