Musgrave news

08 February 2018
We’ve recently spent some time exploring the latest concepts and innovations in Ireland’s capital. Here are some of our key takeaways: 1. New levels of fusion of retail and food-to-go Dublin has established a great reputation as a market in which retailers have developed compelling and inspirational food-to-go offers, and  development continues apace. Even in the past six months, signific...
25 January 2018
2018 has begun with a bang, as we already see growing evidence of some of our key trends coming into play. Now admittedly it’s only January, a month in which the best of intentions for the year feed through into a wave of healthy eating activity, but this year feels very different from a number of aspects. And we see healthy eating as becoming an increasingly key consideration for consumers, w...
06 July 2017
Leading Irish wholesale distributor and retail brand owner, Musgrave has reported its financial results results for the full year 2016, with turnover unchanged on €3,731m.  Nevertheless profitability improved significantly in the year, as group operating profit was up by over 55%, reaching €95.1m. Retail networks achieved sales of €5.1bn Across its affiliated store groups, Musgrave supplied...
21 June 2017
We had a great day at the Convenience Retailing Summit earlier this month where we heard insightful case studies from leading retailers and suppliers in the channel. To provide you with a roundup of the day and in case you missed it, here I outline the key themes: Looking ahead Our Chief Economist, James Walton, and Head of Retail Insight, Guy Ousey, opened the day with an overview of the...
22 March 2017
IGD's food-to-go guru Gavin Rothwell shares his key insights from a recent visit to assess the food-to-go landscape in Ireland. 1.   Convenience stores can lead in food-to-go Dublin is full of great stores, and the leading Centra and Spar stores are a class apart from even the best convenience stores in most other markets. An overwhelming desire to be seen as a highly credible food-to-go d...
04 January 2017
Gavin Rothwell, Senior Insights Manager at IGD, kick starts our 2017 coverage of food-to-go by sharing our view of the key trends to look out for. 1. The rise and rise of health and wellness Yes, it's January, a time when health always comes to the fore, but a combination of forces are leading us to believe that health will scale new heights in 2017. Health awareness has never been higher, a...
22 December 2016
Irish wholesale retailer Musgrave, the company behind SuperValu and Centra, has struck a deal with the Alibaba Group to export products direct to consumers in China. Flagship SuperValu virtual storefront on Tmall Global Musgrave will open a flagship SuperValu e-commerce storefront on Tmall Global, making it the first Irish retailer with a presence there (UK retailers Sainsbury's and Waitr...
25 February 2016
Musgrave owned retailer SuperValu has underlined its position as Ireland's leading grocery retailer after growing sales from €2.58bn in 2014, taking 25% share of the total market share, serving 2.6million customers each week. The company plans to expand its store numbers by adding five new stores to its existing 221 stores with investment of €28m. Fresh food leadership SuperValu attributes ...
03 September 2015
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has cleared Booker's acquisition of Musgrave's Great Britain operation comprising the Londis and Budgens symbol group businesses.   The deal, which will boost Booker's sales to some £5.6bn, is expected to complete before 14 September.  Following the announcement of the decision, Booker has brought forward its September trading ...
20 August 2015
Budgens has spoken positively of the impact of the roll out of a concept store redesign across a number of its stores in an interview of its Brand Director Mike Baker with The Drum. A new format to compete in a different market segment The ever increasing pressure in UK grocery retail has seen the independent grocer assess its customer offer. Following a successful initial trial in Broadfie...