Musgrave news

03 February 2015
Musgrave has announced that its Republic of Ireland convenience chain, Centra, saw sales up by 3% in 2014, surpassing €1.5bn for the first time, and confirming its position as the leading convenience brand in the market. Growth lead by food to go, hot drinks and private label Musgrave has worked hard in recent years to evolve a best-in-class offer to target the changing needs of modern sh...
13 January 2015
Major symbol group wholesaler Musgrave GB has announced the creation of two new roles of brand director with responsibility for each of its formats, Budgens and Londis.  John Pattison, previously retail director with Musgrave, will take on the role of Londis brand director, while Mike Baker joins the business to take on the role of Budgens brand director. Signals a refocusing on individual ne...
13 November 2014
We update on the latest Kantar Worldpanel market shares for the 12 weeks to 12 October 2014, and we look at how retailers are using differentiated marketing online shopping and promotional campaigns to drive growth in the run up to Christmas. Snapshot of current market shares Lidl and Aldi continue to outperform, holding 16.6% of the market, an increase of 2 percentage points versus ...
20 October 2014
In an interview with Independent Retail News, Musgrave senior management has revealed that it has shed some 200 stores from its Londis network as a first step in its turnaround plan for its GB operation; in a drive to remove retailers from its customer base that do not meet its required loyalty levels. Focus on building business with more loyal customers To ensure each member of the symbol ...
03 September 2014
In the latest Kantar Worldpanel results for the 12 weeks to 17 August 2014, we look at how Irish grocery retailers are continuing to drive traffic through stores. Tesco's market share continues to weaken In this period Tesco saw a slight recovery in performance with its sales falling by 5.5%, an improvement from 6.2% in the previous period. Tesco's Irish market share continues to weaken, de...
07 August 2014
In the latest Kantar Worldpanel results, for the 12 weeks to July 20 2014, Dunnes Stores saw a strong sales performance, yet, Tesco continued to lose market share. Grocery inflation stood at 1.9%.  Dunnes sees strong summer performance Dunnes Stores saw a strong performance in the reporting period with an impressive 2.6% sales increase, resulting in 21.2% share of the market. Pr...
15 July 2014
Grocery sales grew by 2% in Ireland in the 12 weeks ending 22nd of June according to the latest results from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation in Ireland stands at 2.3%, down slightly from 2.6% in the last period. Aldi and Lidl continue to gain market share Aldi and Lidl continue to grow their share of the Irish grocery market, representing just over 16%. Aldi holds 8.1% of the market, while sin...
08 July 2014
Symbol Group Londis has announced it is launching a new value range for its retailers called 'SmartBuy'. Everyday grocery lines Londis, the symbol group owned by Musgrave announced the new range at a trade show this week. The 'SmartBuy' range has been introduced following requests from retailers for a lower cost value range. The range will offer 28 everyday grocery lines in price-marked packs. ...
10 June 2014
The Irish grocery market has continued its recent return to growth, up +1.4%, but volumes are still struggling with inflation at 2.6%, according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks to May 25.   Discounters continue to thrive Aldi and Lidl continue their strong growth in the period. Together, the discounters hold a total share of 15.9%. In the past 12 weeks, Aldi grew by 21....
14 May 2014
The Irish grocery market is starting to recover, seeing an improvement for the first time in six months. Discounters dominate, while Supervalu sees growth According to the most recent market share figures, 12 weeks ending 27 April, discounters continue to grow, with Aldi revealing a surge of 22%, gaining a market share of 8.0% and Lidl increasing its share by 12.2% to 7.6%. Supervalu saw p...