Musgrave Group

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Musgrave Group
TypePrivate
IndustryWholesale
Area servedIreland, Spain, United Kingdom
Key people
  • Chris Martin (CEO)
ProductsGroceries, Fresh food, etc.
Websitewww.musgrave.ie
 
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Musgrave Group
TypePrivate
IndustryWholesale
Area servedIreland, Spain, United Kingdom
Key people
  • Chris Martin (CEO)
ProductsGroceries, Fresh food, etc.
Websitewww.musgrave.ie

The Musgrave Group is a major Irish food wholesaler, founded in Cork by the Musgrave brothers, Thomas and Stuart in 1876. Musgrave Group has become Ireland's largest grocery distributor. Today, the group has operations in Ireland, United Kingdom and Spain. Musgrave is the largest private company in Ireland by turnover and has expanded by acquisition. Annual sales are over €4 billion. The current group CEO is Chris Martin.

Divisions[edit]

The overall business is currently made up of five divisions:

Overall controlling company of Musgrave, Head-quarthered at Ballycurreen, Airport Road in Cork. (adjacent to the Cork Musgrave MarketPlace Cash & Carry)

Operating the Centra and SuperValu supermarkets in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the Mace brand in Northern Ireland. This division is headquartered at the Tramore Road in Cork. This is also the site of one of three distribution centres, the others being in Kilcock, County Kildare and one in Belfast to service Northern Ireland. They closed such a centre in Galway in 2010.[1]

Operating the Musgrave MarketPlace Cash & Carries, Daybreak Convenience Stores|Daybreak/Day-Today & XL Stop and Shop (Northern Ireland only) convenience stores and Musgrave Foodservices. This division is headquartered at Ballymun, Dublin. There are Marketplace sites in Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Galway, Ballymun, Dun Laoighaire and Clondalkin in the Republic of Ireland. There are also three Marketplace branches in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Derry and Lurgan.[2][3]

Operating the Londis stores and Budgens supermarkets in the United Kingdom.

Operating Dialsur, and a Cash & Carry chain.

Former divisions[edit]

Operated the Superquinn chain until 13 February 2014 when all stores became SuperValu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fri, Mar 05, 2010 - Musgrave to shed 143 jobs in Galway". The Irish Times. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Musgrave buys J&J Haslett". Wholesale News. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Musgrave Marketplace - Branch Locator". Musgravecashandcarry.ie. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

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