Musgrave news

12 May 2014
Major Ireland and UK symbol group operator and wholesaler, Musgrave has announced full year figures for 2013, with overall sales largely flat on € 4.8bn, but with profit down by 16%, impacted by tough trading conditions in all its markets. Outperforming in Ireland While the grocery market in the Republic of Ireland has seen no growth over the last year the Musgrave retail brands were all p...
29 April 2014
Aldi and Lidl continue to deliver above the Irish market growth rate, while Tesco faces challenges in the latest figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. Aldi and Lidl continue to push new boundaries In the 12 weeks ending March 30 2014, Aldi and Lidl continued to grow in Ireland, with Aldi increasing its share to 7.9%. Lidl was boosted by double digit sales growth, of 11.1%, for the fourth conse...
28 April 2014
A report in the Grocer magazine has revealed that Donal Horgan is to stand down as managing director of Musgrave GB, the parent to the Budgens and Londis symbol groups.  It is understood he is to be replaced by Peter Ridler as the new managing director on 6 May.  Donal Horgan leaves Musgrave after 17 years working across both its GB and Ireland operations. Peter Ridler brings extensive UK and...
04 March 2014
It has been announced Musgrave GB has appointed John Pattison to the role of retail director. Retail Director for Londis and Budgens Following the resignation of Scott Wharton last week, it is reported in the trade press Musgrave GB has promoted John Pattison to the new role of retail director. Pattison, who joined Musgrave as Budgens sales director in September will now oversea both Budgens a...
24 February 2014
The Grocer magazine has reported that Scott Wharton, the sales director for Musgrave's Londis symbol group, is stepping down after seven years with the business.  In the interim before the appointment of a successor, Donal Horgan, managing director Musgrave GB, will step in to support the sales team. Disappointing sales in 2013 Though Londis has been successfully recruiting new retailers, its...
20 February 2014
SuperValu reaches a major milestone as it completes Superquinn conversions and also strengthens its multichannel offer with a new "Drive Through" shopping service . SuperValu bids farewell to Superquinn brand February 13th marked the official rebranding of Superquinn stores to SuperValu. This comes three years after Musgrave purchased all 24 Superquinn stores from Select Retail Holdings. Comme...
05 February 2014
Centra, the Musgrave controlled symbol group, has announced a 3.5% increase in sales to €1.48bn sales in 2013, lifting its overall market share in the Irish convenience market. Own brand instrumental to Centra’s achievement Announcing the results at its National Retailer Conference, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra concluded that the retailer's success was down to the sales of it...
21 January 2014
New market share data reveals SuperValu and the discounters were the only retailers to grow sales in a declining Irish market at Christmas. 12 weeks to 06 January 2013 (% share) 12 weeks to 05 January 2014 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 27.8 26.2 -6.2 Dunnes 24.1 23.9 -0.9 SuperValu 19.8 20.1 1.3 Superquinn 5.5 ...
19 December 2013
The second half of 2013 has brought major changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant. Morrisons: Building the digital leadership team With less than a month until its online debut Morrisons has been strengthening its leadership team Following the announcement of Morrisons tie-up with Ocado, Mark Harrison, group retail director, and Martyn Fletc...
27 November 2013
Symbol group parent of the Budgens and Londis networks, Musgrave Retail Partners GB has upgraded its Webshop online ordering interface for its Londis member retailers.  First launched in 2012 Webshop has now been rolled out successfully to a large part of the Londis network and is credited with reducing ordering times for retailers by up to 75%, supported with free hand-held scanners. Changes res...