Retailing group BWG, the company that operates the SPAR, Londis and Mace chains in Ireland, has seen turnover rise 4.2% to €1.5bn in the year to 30 September.
All retail brands recorded positive growth
Results from its majority owner, South Africa-based SPAR Group, show positive growth for all of BWG's retail brands. Londis sales increased by 4.9%, Mace by 4.4% and XL rose by 4.5%. Weather conditions maintained growth during the period which saw consumers stockpiling during the Spring's cold snap and the increase in buying BBQ food and drinks during the hot summer.
Future growth plans
BWG has revealed its plans to add 45 new SPAR and EUROSPAR stores, and spend €25m refurbishing existing stores over the next two years.