BRÓ Coffee – the brain child of Pilates instructor and coffee lover Brenda Johnston & her husband Michael – is the first coffee producer in Ireland to offer fully compostable packaging.
The NI brand, first launched in 2016 to the convenience, retail and coffee shop market has invested significantly in the new packaging as part of their launch of the BRÓ at Home range of coffee and coffee gift boxes – the couples most recent Covid project.
Work to create Lidl Northern Ireland’s brand new £5 million store in Newry is underway, creating 15 new jobs and supporting 200 more through the construction and development period.
The brand-new state-of-the-art store at Buttercrane Shopping Centre will see Lidl relocate from their existing store beside Bagenal’s Castle on Abbey Way and will transform a strategic site in the heart of Newry city which has lain vacant for almost a decade.
As Northern Ireland takes tentative steps back to ‘normal’ with all school children back in class and non-essential retail reopened, Adrian Doran, Senior Residential Sales/Valuer Negotiator with Best Property Services reflects on the property market performance during COVID restrictions.
Following a busy weekend of reopening, Buttercrane Manager Peter Murray said stores were delighted to open their doors to customers again following the NI Executive relaxation of Lockdown for non-essential retailers on Friday past.
The major attractions have been fashion stores with full ranges of Spring and Summer fashion, with Primark proving particularly attractive.
Sports Direct USC new megastore has now opened in Buttercrane Centre, Newry. The impressive new 51,000 sq. ft. store houses Sports Direct, USC and GAME as well as a Belong Gaming Arena. Centre Manager Peter Murray said: “To have a major anchor store open at a time is a huge vote of confidence in the high street and in Buttercrane in particular.”
Buttercrane Shopping Centre is
welcoming customers back safely with a host of new measures to ensure confidence following months of store closures.
The Centre has embarked on a rolling programme of opening as retailers unroll the shutters following government
guidelines for non- essential stores to begin trading again.
From Friday, non-essential retailers in NI (excluding shopping centres) are allowed to throw their doors open to the public after almost 3 months in hibernation.
But what can shoppers expect?
With doors closed for many businesses, digitial marketing has never been more important as footfall turns to online sources for everything from news & advice, to fitness videos, recipes for banana bread and inspiration to keep the kids occupied. Now more than ever, digital communication is key to business survival – in the short term, as well long-term visibility in a post covid world….whatever that will look like.
Irish winner of Love Island 2019 and Professional Rugby Player, Greg O’Shea, is coming to NEWRY this Valentine’s Day as part of the city’s launch of the ‘LOVE Newry’ campaign and he’s making a special appearance in Buttercrane Shopping Centre to meet and greet fans!
Local business Martin McGinn & Sons have sponsored a new
Road Safety & Anti-bullying booklet for local primary schools in the
Rostrevor & Killowen region.
The family run Coal & Home Heating Oil firm based in Rostrevor, Co Down, have delivered hundreds of Road Safety, Anti Bullying & Internet Safety booklets to St Bronagh’s Primary School, Kilbroney Integrated PS and Killowen Primary School this week.