WHILE many businesses across the north were disrupted due to the effects of the 'Beast from the East', fresh foods producer Willowbrook Foods reported an uninterrupted service during the extreme weather conditions.
FRESH mashed potatoes grown on a farm in Comber will be available in the US for the first time this month when a sixth generation Irish farming family behind Mash Direct brings its range of locally-grown vegetable side dishes to shelves in New York.
NORTHERN Ireland will have a direct air link to England's Lake District for the first time from June with the launch of a service between George Best Belfast City Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport.
THE doors have opened on Belfast’s newest hotel offering - the 237-room Maldron Hotel Belfast City The four-star, 11-storey hotel on Brunswick Street has created 110 new jobs and, as parent-group Dalata’s first new-build in almost a decade, represents a £24 million investment for the company.
THE big supermarkets in the north all had more shoppers through their tills in the last quarter as consumers spent millions of pounds more than the year before - despite inflation reaching its highest level since January 2014.
ONE of the north's most successful motor dealerships, the John Mulholland Group in Randalstown, has chalked up a unique industry treble by being named as the UK's Skoda Retailer of the Year for an unprecedented third time in five years.
Pictured at the launch of the Ulster Farmers’ Union centenary dinner are Cormac McKervey, Ulster Bank; Martin Malone, NFU Mutual; Don McConnell, Johnston Gilpin & Co/John Deere; Ian Stevenson, LMC; Derek Lough, UFU.