Interviews

Trevor Magill, MRPNI

The number of Mace convenience stores in Northern Ireland has been increasing in recent months and this year has already seen a number of new

Paul Gibson, Lidl

The discount supermarkets have achieved phenomenal growth in the recent years and Lidl – which has 170 stores throughout Ireland, 36 of which are in

Charlie Henderson

Charlie and Rhonda Henderson have run the Townparks Service Station on the main road into the town since 1998. The 24-hour Maxol/Spar – which was

Paul Hollywood

As a young man, Paul Hollywood initially refused to follow in his father’s footsteps and assume the baking mantel. Persuaded to change his mind, however,

Neal Kelly, Henderson Group

These days, modern convenience retailers take the challenge posed by the grocery multiples in their stride. They’ve long ago identified those elements of their offering

Christine Tacon, GCA

We’ve all heard the stories about suppliers being stuck in contracts with the big supermarkets, being delisted overnight or taking a hit on in-store promotions

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