Ireland: management changes at Musgrave

Lucy Ingram
Retail Analyst

Date : 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, with 470 Centra outlets and over 220 SuperValu.

Kelleher will be temporarily replaced by the retailer's marketing chief, Ray Kelly, in August. The retailer will continue to look for a permanent replacement in the meantime. 

Other recent management changes

The retailer has recently experienced other significant changes to management. In September 2019 it was announced that Chris Martin was retiring from his position as Musgrave's CEO, after being with the business for 15 years. He was replaced by Noel Kelley in January 2020.

Strong performance across both banners

The latest results show that Musgrave's banners are performing well;

  • Centra showed positive performance in its latest FY19 results with +4% growth on 2018
  • Throughout the lockdown period SuperValu has performed well, with market share reaching 22.9% and seeing the fastest year-on-year growth of 35.2%

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