Sector: Retail

We are huge supporters of independent retailers and we love to see investments being made in the high street. Encouraging people to think local, support jobs, local producers and service providers, etc is our strength. We love to see people spending their money in local cities, towns and villages so if you are investing, creating jobs, expanding your business or exporting, let us celebrate your success through storytelling.

April 11 Brand Journalism

MGMPR Ltd will help you write submissions for business awards in Northern Ireland

Submissions, submissions and more submissions as awards season is upon us!

There are so many people in Northern Ireland doing fantastic things and our hats go off to anyone who owns their own business – it’s hard work and we know it only too well.

Now is your chance to celebrate your achievements by entering awards because behind every good business there are great people. Entering awards presents many opportunities and we have seen this at first hand with our clients. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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January 27 In the Press

The Emerson's Foundation, through the NISA MADL Fund, hands over a cheque for £1,000 to the Air Ambulance for Northern Ireland Fund.

Emerson’s Foundation hands over £1,000 donation for Air Ambulance NI

The Emerson’s Foundation in Armagh aims to help transform local communities by giving to charitable causes through its MADL Fund.

Here, members of the Foundation’s committee hand over a cheque for £1,000 and a canvas picture to the family of Lesley Ann McCarragher who died last year after being struck by a car. This donation of £1,000, from our NISA MADL Fund, will hopefully go some way in helping the McCarragher family with their fundraising targets.

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December 20 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Emerson's Supermarket in Armagh has been serving the district for over 125 years. Now it's the UK's Most Sustainable Independent Retailer of the year

UK’s Most Sustainable Independent Retailer is right here in Armagh

Emerson’s Supermarket in Armagh’s historic city centre is the UK’s Most Sustainable Independent Retailer of the Year for the second year running.

Staff retention, using renewable sources for energy, reducing food waste, food provenance, supporting local producers, supporting local families and creating new jobs are the things which makes this supermarket tick. Owner Gavin Emerson is delighted to be the recipient of this accolade again this year. Here’s the story:

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August 8 In the Press

Emerson’s Foundation funding to be granted for vital community life lines

The Emerson’s Foundation is an organisation set up by Emerson’s Supermarket and Uluru Bar & Grill to help transform the local communities.

The foundation’s committee has announced it is to donate £1,000 to the Air Ambulance Northern Ireland Fund and £150 to buy paediatric pads for the Caledon Village defibrillator. Alessie Magowan from the foundation’s committee said Emerson’s is proud to back two vital lifelines for the community. Here’s the story:

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June 30 In the Press

Final call for Northern Ireland’s 20 Most Inspiring Women 2016 nominations

MGMPR Ltd, a multi-media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool, is the sponsor of Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women feature.

The deadline to receive nominations is July 22 so if you haven’t voted yet please do before the deadline. This feature is an opportunity to celebrate women who are doing great things in the world of business and who are deemed inspirational by their colleagues, customers and peers.

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June 9 In the Press

Brand journalism

There are inspirational women everywhere – but who are Northern Ireland’s Top 20 in 2016?

Supporting women in business is not only a good thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we have teamed up with Business First Magazine to sponsor a new feature – Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Inspirational Women. Nominations are open until July 22.

This is an opportunity for inspirational women to tell their stories, share experiences, inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, showcase disruptive innovation and celebrate achievements.

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March 1 In the Press

Independent supermarket launches new foundation to transform the community

AN independent supermarket has launched it’s own foundation in order to donate money which will help transform the community.

Emerson’s Supermarket, a 125-year-old supermarket, has created The Emerson’s Foundation which will directly benefit people living and working in the area through charitable donations. The foundation was launched today in conjunction with Uluru Bar & Grill to highlight the positive contributions both businesses make in the community.

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February 25 Newsfeed The MGMPR Blogger

Brand journalism

It’s awards season. Here are EIGHT reasons why your business should enter awards!

It’s that time of year when businesses are gearing up to compete among the best of the best as annual awards are opening up for entries.

Our team at MGMPR write submissions on behalf of companies who, year on year, reap the rewards of competing among the best. Here are EIGHT reasons why you should enter awards if you have an established business. Don’t miss out on opportunities to profile your business. Click here for the full blog:

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September 28 In the Press

Sustainable Emerson’s picks up award at the Oscars of the grocery industry

An Independent supermarket which has been serving the local community in County Armagh has won a national award – The Most Sustainable Independent Retailer of the Year.

Emerson’s Supermarket in Armagh has been named the Most Sustainable Independent Retailer and was highly commended for The Wine Store at the Retail Industry Awards in Mayfair, London. Owner Gavin Emerson said this award is testament to the hard work of the whole team. Here’s the full story.

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August 21 In the Press

Independent supermarket takes the lead to support struggling dairy farmers

A family run independent supermarket is leading the way in offering practical support to dairy farmers struggling during the current crisis.

Emerson’s Supermarket in Armagh will donate 10p to Rural Support for every two litres of Dale Farm milk bought in store. The move has been welcomed by Ian Marshall, President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and by Jude McCann from Cookstown based Rural Support which offers a support service to farming families. Here’s the full story:

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August 1 The MGMPR Blogger

Brand journalism

No cake as we are on a health kick but here’s to three years in business!

MGMPR Ltd is a multi-media PR agency which uses Brand Journalism as a powerful communication tool.

Today we celebrate being three years old! For three years we have delivered consistently for our clients, we are honoured to represent the companies and organisations we work with and we are proud to continually demonstrating the power of brand journalism as part of business strategies for our clients and indeed for ourselves. Have a read;

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May 27 In the Press

New Zealand grape grower tells his story of the ‘next generation’ wine legacy

Uluru Bar & Grill in Armagh recently hosted a wine tasting evening with Brent Marris – the founder of the iconic ‘the Ned’ label who travelled from New Zealand.

Brent Marris is no stranger to Northern Ireland. The famous wine maker says Northern Ireland holds a special place in his heart because of our humour, our connection with our land and the infectious culture which makes him feel at home. Brent has plans to return next year when we are celebrating our year of Food Tourism.

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May 27 In the Press

Emerson's Supermarket in Armagh has been serving the district for over 125 years. Now it's the UK's Most Sustainable Independent Retailer of the year

Armagh city centre boosted with Emerson’s refurbishment complete

The new look Emerson’s, Uluru Bar & Grill, The Wine Store and the Post Office have added life and a new buzz to Armagh’s historic city centre.

For two years, the planning and implementation of a £2million refurbishment programme has been strategically rolled out. But with the programme of works well and truly completed, owner Gavin Emerson reflects back on what has been achieved for the local community, and how the city centre has been given a huge boost.

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November 24 In the Press

Post Office is officially opened in Armagh as customers queue up for quality service

Christmas is fast approaching and Emersons supermarket is now gearing up for the Christmas rush at the Post Office.

The facility, which was officially opened yesterday (24/11/2014), is gearing up for the Christmas queues. Gavin Emerson, owner of Emersons supermarket, welcomed the Post Office team to the new location and said the facility will play a huge role in the overall £2million development in Armagh’s high street.

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November 10 Case Study

Emersons and MGMPR team up for PR therapy as £2million city investment rolls out

Our team at MGMPR Ltd know how to get people talking about brands and we know how to develop that conversation through storytelling.

Emerson’s supermarket in Northern Ireland is a 125-year-old household brand name which is currently investing £2million in the high street. We are delighted to tell the story of the investment which will bring shoppers back into the hub of the market square. Consumer PR matters. Tell Your Story!

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