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UFU Comments On Fairness In Supply Chain

Valuable lessons are to be learned from the ASDA supply chain investigation says UFU. The Ulster Farmers’ Union has praised the latest investigation by the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) saying that it is an ugly reminder to suppliers and farmers of what relationships with retailers could be like if left…

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Andrea Hosts Ted-Tastic Picnic For BBC CiN

Local kids are pictured with Asda Downpatrick’s Community Champion,  Andrea McQuoid, having a ‘bear-y’ good time at the recent BBC Children in Need Teddy Bear’s Picnic which was held in Rockmount Day Nursery near Ballynahinch.  Big kids and little kids alike enjoyed traditional picnic treats and fun and games, including a…

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McGrath Welcomes Path Proposal At Retail Park

South Down MLA Colin McGrath (SDLP) has welcomed progress in creating a pedestrian linkage between the Ballydugan retail park and the Market Street car park in Downpatrick which could provide ease of access between our town centre and the retail park Commenting, the South Down MLA said: ‘’I have always…

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Final Stage Of Store Renovation Underway At Asda Downpatrick

ASDA Thanks Local Customers For Their Support And Patience. The final stage of a remodelling programme, which will result in a refreshed and more convenient shopping experience, has been confirmed for Asda’s popular Downpatrick superstore. Essential maintenance work is due to start on 2 August and will be complete by…

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DARD Minister Meets Supermarkets Over Horsemeat Controversy

Regional Update: AGRICULTURE  Minister Michelle O’Neill has  held a meeting with senior officials representing the major supermarkets to discuss issues relating to the horsemeat controversy. Speaking after the meeting (Wednesday 13 February), the Minister said: “I stressed to the supermarket representatives that 2012 was an exceptionally difficult year for our farmers,…

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