You asked and they have delivered, Mash Direct are excited to launch their ecommerce site bringing their award-winning vegetable side dishes direct to your door.

Reacting to the decision of the Competition and Markets Authority to block the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This was the right decision by the CMA. From a competition, consumer and supplier perspective, this proposed merger would have been a bad deal”

“Many local suppliers to the grocery sector were extremely concerned that this merger would result in a significant reduction in trade”

“This situation is now beyond critical. It seems that these criminal gangs are now able to strike at will and don’t have any no go areas”

“This is a systematic and calculated attack on our members”

“With the Easter holidays upon us we fully expect more attacks this weekend”

 ‘I have spoken again this afternoon to Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray on just how bad this situation now is. She has assured me that the PSNI pulling out all the stops to catch these gangs”

Commenting on the latest ATM robbery in Bushmills early this morning,

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This is shameless attack on a rural town which was preparing for a busy Easter weekend of locals, visitors and tourists”

“The loss of this ATM means that the local community and tourists will be restricted in accessing cash”

Commenting on the six month extension to Brexit, Retail NI Chief Executive

Glyn Roberts said:

“There will be relief right across the local business community that we are not crashing out of the EU this week. It would have been a complete disaster for our economy”

“Retail NI is very clear that we need to see a deal and this postponement gives the Government and the Labour Party more time to reach an agreement ”

Commenting on this morning’s latest ATM robbery on a Retail NI member in Dungiven Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Words fail to describe my anger at another ATM robbery on one of our members”

‘Yet again a local independent retailer, who provides an invaluable service to the local community, is awakened from his sleep to be told his business is smashed up and ATM stolen”

Commenting on the reopening of Zara in Donegall Place today, Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This is another welcome step forward for Belfast City Centre”

“Zara contributes a significant amount of footfall and is an important part of part of the City Centre’s retail offering”

“While good progress is being made, we still have some way to go to fully rejuvenate that part of the City Centre”

“Retail NI will continue to continue work at all levels of Government to see appropriate funding in place to achieve this” 

Connor Fitzgerald, Elisha McCallion MP, David Barber & Glyn Roberts

3rd April 2019

A delegation of Buncrana Road based Retail NI members has met with local Derry Sinn Fein and SDLP representatives today to discuss their proposals for improving access to their stores on the proposed upgrade to the road.

Retail NI has already met with officials from Department for Infrastructure in the last few weeks to outline their concerns with the plans.

David Barber, Retail NI Board Member and Buncrana Road Trader said:

A senior PSNI detective has today issued a fresh appeal to the public to help catch the criminals behind the recent spate of ATM thefts across Northern Ireland

Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson joined Retail NI Chief Executive Glynn Roberts in making his appeal in the wake of the seventh ATM theft this year, which occurred in Ahoghill in the early hours of this morning. 

Commenting on the ATM Robbery on a Retail NI member in Ahoghill early this morning Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:  

“Yet again we awaken to the news of another disgraceful ATM robbery on a local independent retailer”

“If the criminal gangs behind these ATM robberies are not stopped there is a real danger many rural communities will lose local access to cash. They are attacking local family-owned small businesses which are the backbone of the rural economy, providing an invaluable service to the local community”