Musgrave news

06 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ireland: Aldi Aldi Ireland will be returning to normal opening hours from Thursday 7th May. Stores will once again be open 9am to 10pm on Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday Rolling out new social distancing measures, including posters in-store and clear ma...
04 February 2020
Ireland's leading convenience retailer Centra achieved sales of €1.7bn (£1.4bn) in 2019, showing strong growth of 4% on 2018. Updated proposition continuing to deliver growth Centra's success continues to be driven by its brand repositioning that began in 2016. The retailer aimed to redefine the traditional convenience store experience to be more healthy, with a more innovative offering. Th...
05 December 2019
This week we have seen Irish retailer Musgrave acquire Drinks Inc and wholesaler BWG Group acquire Heaney Meats. We look at these deals in more detail. 1. Musgrave: expanding its portfolio to strengthen offer Musgrave has acquired the brand and assets of Northern Ireland drinks distributor Drinks Inc. This is part of the retailer's Growing Good Business strategy to ensure sustainable growth...
16 September 2019
Following the announcement that long-serving CEO of Musgrave Group, Chris Martin will be retiring, the group has announced Noel Keeley has been appointed CEO designate. Noel Keeley It was announced in May that Chris Martin would be stepping down after being with the business for 15 years. Noel Keeley will take over the position on January 1st 2020, following on from a handover per...
24 June 2019
Musgrave NI, the owners of SuperValu, Centra, MACE and MarketPlace, has announced plans to open up to 20 new stores in Northern Ireland throughout 2019. 20 new stores The new stores are part of a significant £28m investment that will also see it refit a further 40 stores over the 12 months, further building on Musgrave NI’s ongoing investment and growth strategy. The expansion plans are par...
15 May 2019
It has been revealed in press reports that long-term Musgrave Chief Executive, Chris Martin is to step down from the business after 14 years.  No successor has yet been named, and Mr Martin will remained with the company to ensure a smooth transition over the coming months.  The news comes shortly after Musgrave announced its financial results for its 2018 trading year, posting turnover up 3.8% t...
02 May 2019
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin. Four destinations that are top of the list for many when it comes to cities that showcase the best in retail and food-to-go innovation in Europe right now. But sometimes it's worth looking beyond the biggest cities to explore the best of innovation on the ground, and to understand its broader application and potential. Here are four suggested destinations that co...
02 May 2019
We continue to see Ireland as one of the best markets globally for food-to-go in retail, and in particular in convenience and forecourts. Here we focus on some of latest best developments we’ve seen, ahead of our next  Dublin retail/food-to-go fusion safari  on May 22. New concepts to meet more food-to-go missions, more often Fresh the Good Food Market has long been a great example of thi...
04 April 2019
Ireland remains, in our minds, one of the best markets globally in which to see food-to-go in retail, and in particular in convenience and forecourts. Here we focus on some of latest best examples we’ve seen in convenience, ahead of our next Dublin safari on May 22. SPAR Milennium Walkway, Dublin BWG, the business behind SPAR in Ireland, has a long tradition of supporting its retailers to d...
19 March 2019
We've been in-store in Dublin to explore some of the latest retail/ food-to-go fusion concepts ahead of our April 25 safari.Here are some of the key things we took from our latest set of visits. BWG - giving SPAR stores a new look and feel One of the key headlines from our visit was the new look and feel we saw in BWG’s SPAR stores. SPAR Merrion Row, a long time favourite of ours in Dublin,...