Musgrave news

22 September 2020
With shopping habits starting to return to normal market growth once again slowed in this period, with sales of +13.7% for the 12 weeks to 6th September, according to Kantar. This compares to the 18% growth seen in the previous reporting period. The picture however starts to change when looking at the past four weeks, where local lockdowns have had an impact, causing additional spend. We look ...
25 August 2020
In the 12 weeks to 9th August, take-home grocery sales growth slowed to 18.0%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including the strong performance from the discount and online channels. Average spend decreases and frequency of visit slows In this reporting period shoppers continued to transition back towards normal shopping behaviours as restrictions eased. In the m...
28 July 2020
In the 12 weeks to 12th July take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew 23.2%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including key performance from SuperValu and Lidl. Shoppers show some signs of normality returning Despite market growth still being strong and shopping habits remaining disrupted, there are signs that the market is returning to normality. The pattern we ar...
08 July 2020
Martin Kelleher, managing director of Irish retailer Musgrave's Centra and SuperValu banners, is leaving his position, according to The Irish Times. Long-standing member of the Musgrave team Martin Kelleher has worked for Musgrave for 24 years, taking the position as managing director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, in 2010. The two banners he managed account for close to 700 stores, w...
02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
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...