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Foyle Food Group beefs up sales as it pushes into China

Gary McDonald Business Editor
DERRY-headquartered food firm the Foyle Group has beefed up sales and profits as it continues its long-term investment programme - and after it recently became the first European Union agri-firm in two decades to put Irish beef back on people's plates in China.

Brexit 'holds no fears' as SDC Trailers reports nine-month results

Gary McDonald, Business Editor
TOOMEBRIDGE-based SDC Trailers, the UK and Ireland’s market-leading trailer manufacturer, had sales of £122.2 million between April and December last year, returning a bottom-line profit of £4.9 million, its latest accounts show.

From cordon to CastleCourt for DV8

FASHION retailer DV8, whose existing Belfast city shop shop is inside the exclusion cordon following the Primark fire, will open a new outlet in Belfast’s CastleCourt shopping centre this weekend.

Council seeks urgent meeting amid jobs fears at car parts plant

Gary McDonald Business Editor
LISBURN Council has vowed to do "everything it possibly can" to persuade a tyre repair materials firm not to uproot from the city and transfer its manufacturing to Belgium - a move that would plunge 53 staff on to the dole.

Belfast One fashions event to assist city traders

IN the wake of the Primark fire, the public is being urged to show its support for Belfast city centre retailers and businesses at an event this Thursday when Arthur Street will be transformed into an outdoor catwalk for the 'Street Style' pop-up fashion event run by Belfast One in association with Belfast Fashion Week.

North's unemployment rate jumps to 10-month high

Gary McDonald
THE north's unemployment rate has increased over the last quarter to be back on a par with the overall UK figure after three consecutive quarters when it was lower, jumping 0.7 percentage points to 4 per cent, new labour market statistics show.

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