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NIIRTA Welcomes Economic Strategy
13-03-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has welcomed the publication of the revised Economic Strategy, which was being discussed by the Assembly this afternoon. [read more]
Agri-Food Needs Strong Independent Retail Sector
13-03-2012
Without doubt our Agri-Food sector is a genuine success story for our economy and a tribute to our world-class local farmers, growers and processors. NIIRTA members are very proud of their role in being a route to market for that sector. [read more]
Retail Must Innovate To Prosper-NIIRTA
08/03/2012
In a speech at todays Fresh Produce Journal Conference, NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts has outlined the need for the local independent retail sector and town centres to innovate to prosper. [read more]
NIIRTA Expresses Sadness at Montgomerys Store Closing After 82 Years
02-03-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed sadness that Ballymena independent retailer, Montgomerys is to close after 82 years trading in the town. The store included a Food-hall and Hardware. [read more]
Update on the Campaign to Reduce Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland
29-02-2012
Is there now a real prospect that Northern Ireland may indeed get the ability to vary and thus reduce its corporation tax rate as a key economic lever to facilitate the growth of our private sector? [read more]
NIIRTA chief told of local artisan bakerys strong commitment to local independent retailers
21-02-2012
A leading figure from the Northern Ireland independent retail trade today enjoyed a behind the scenes look at the provinces leading artisan bakery in Magherafelt. [read more]
NIIRTA Disappointment With NI Shop Vacancy Rates
20-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed disappointment that the latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show that Northern Ireland continues to have the highest town centre shop vacancy rate in the UK. [read more]
NIIRTA Comments on Retail Chain Store Decline Report
17-02-2012
Commenting on todays PricewaterhouseCooper and Local Data Company report, which shows that Chain stores are closing 14 town centre shops a day, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has expressed concern at the alarming statistics. [read more]
NIIRTA Calls For Answers Over DOE U-Turn Over Derry Tesco Store
16-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has called upon the DOE Minister Alex Attwood to explain why his department has done a U-turn over a major out of town Tesco superstore in the Buncrana Road. [read more]
NIIRTA Comment On Council Rates Increases
15-02-2012
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association has welcomed that most local councils have now struck a reasonable business rate. [read more]