Musgrave news

07 November 2013
As Ireland becomes the first Eurozone country to exit its bailout programme, we report back with five trends from Dublin on how Irish retailing has adapted to austerity and become a world leader in foodservice / convenience fusion concepts. 1. Value remains paramount While the economy is improving, consumer confidence currently remains at a low ebb. With one in three homeowners in negative equ...
06 November 2013
The parent company of the Bargain Booze franchise, now renamed Conviviality Retail, has appointed Kenton Burchell to be its new commercial director.  Joining from Musgrave Retail Partners GB, parent to the Londis and Budgens symbol groups, Burchell will take up the role in March 2014. Second Musgrave executive to join Conviviality Kenton Burchell has been with Musgrave for 13 years, and was p...
29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
21 October 2013
Musgrave has launched a trial partnership with WH Smith to include a Budgens or Londis branded convenience offer in a number of its travel and hospital store sites, creating potential for a wider roll-out to further high traffic locations if successful. Total of nine trial stores planned As reported by the Grocer magazine seven trial stores have already opened since September in a range...
13 August 2013
Londis has announced plans to further develop its fresh offer. Improving the product offer The launch is set to increase the symbol group's fresh range by introducing a new core chilled range aimed at helping its retailers maximise profits and improve the product offer. It is understood the range will include 70 products covering meat, dairy, and deli lines which will deliver improved marg...
08 August 2013
Musgrave has announced that it will be renaming its 24 Superquinn stores as SuperValu, in February 2014. Second largest grocer in Ireland By incorporating the Superquinn stores into the SuperValu portfolio, the  Musgrave -owned retailer will become the second largest grocer in Ireland . SuperValu will take on Superquinn's 5.4% market share in addition to its own 19.5% share. This will al...
22 July 2013
Aldi and Lidl continue to be the success story of 2013 in Ireland, as challenging market conditions and an ever improving offer send shoppers through discounters' doors in droves, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 07 July.   12 weeks to 08 July 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 07 July 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco ...
15 July 2013
Londis has announced it is to introduce new own brand value bays, offering top-selling SuperValu and Daily Basics products at rounded price points. Follows on from successful '£1 bays' The new bays will include up to 18 products from the Londis mid-tier and entry level own brand ranges, with products priced at either £1, £1.50 or £2. The introduction of these bays follows on from the succe...
26 June 2013
Musgrave Group has announced that it will be working with Symphony EYC to maximise retail space shelf. Automated space planning Musgrave will now use Symphony's space planning and planogram automation to generate planograms for its independent retailers. It will be using the technology in addition to existing solutions as it looks to optimise allocation of product within its stores. Th...
25 June 2013
The Irish market continues to challenge traditional multiple retailers as shoppers continue to flock to discounters, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 09 June.   12 weeks to 10 June 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 09 June 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.6 27.7 -3.4 Dunnes 22.4 21.9 -2.7 Su...