Musgrave news

15 May 2019
It has been revealed in press reports that long-term Musgrave Chief Executive, Chris Martin is to step down from the business after 14 years.  No successor has yet been named, and Mr Martin will remained with the company to ensure a smooth transition over the coming months.  The news comes shortly after Musgrave announced its financial results for its 2018 trading year, posting turnover up 3.8% t...
02 May 2019
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin. Four destinations that are top of the list for many when it comes to cities that showcase the best in retail and food-to-go innovation in Europe right now. But sometimes it's worth looking beyond the biggest cities to explore the best of innovation on the ground, and to understand its broader application and potential. Here are four suggested destinations that co...
02 May 2019
We continue to see Ireland as one of the best markets globally for food-to-go in retail, and in particular in convenience and forecourts. Here we focus on some of latest best developments we’ve seen, ahead of our next  Dublin retail/food-to-go fusion safari  on May 22. New concepts to meet more food-to-go missions, more often Fresh the Good Food Market has long been a great example of thi...
04 April 2019
Ireland remains, in our minds, one of the best markets globally in which to see food-to-go in retail, and in particular in convenience and forecourts. Here we focus on some of latest best examples we’ve seen in convenience, ahead of our next Dublin safari on May 22. SPAR Milennium Walkway, Dublin BWG, the business behind SPAR in Ireland, has a long tradition of supporting its retailers to d...
19 March 2019
We've been in-store in Dublin to explore some of the latest retail/ food-to-go fusion concepts ahead of our April 25 safari.Here are some of the key things we took from our latest set of visits. BWG - giving SPAR stores a new look and feel One of the key headlines from our visit was the new look and feel we saw in BWG’s SPAR stores. SPAR Merrion Row, a long time favourite of ours in Dublin,...
05 February 2019
Convenience retailer Centra has announced sales of €1.63bn in 2018, an increase of 3.6% year-on-year. Centra also plans to open 25 new stores this year. 25 new stores and 80 revamps Centra, Ireland’s leading convenience retailer, plans to build on its strong sales results by opening 25 new stores throughout 2019, in addition to revamping a further 80 stores. The new stores and refurbishm...
18 October 2018
Big store reinvention is a major focus right now for many retailers globally. And many have identified food-to-go, and wider foodservice, as a key opportunity through which to boost dwell time, increase spend, drive customer experience and deepen the relationship with those visiting the store. But delivering great food-to-go and foodservice solutions is not easy. Globally we’ve helped a number...
23 May 2018
Leading Irish retail and wholesale group Musgrave has reported flat sales but robust profit growth, in a year in which the business made strong progress on a number of fronts. “Growing Good Business” At a top line level, group turnover remained flat at €3.7bn, while pre-tax profits (excluding exceptional items) grew from €73m to €80m. Overall retail sales across the group and its store owne...
15 February 2018
As Centra unveils plans to add 30 new stores, we take a closer look at its plans for growth, how it differentiates itself and what’s next. 30 new stores and 100 revamps The format has gone through significant recent evolution, following a relaunch of the brand in 2016, culminating in store developments such as Wellington Quay and Parnell Street, in Dublin, the winner of our innovative store...
08 February 2018
We’ve recently spent some time exploring the latest concepts and innovations in Ireland’s capital. Here are some of our key takeaways: 1. New levels of fusion of retail and food-to-go Dublin has established a great reputation as a market in which retailers have developed compelling and inspirational food-to-go offers, and  development continues apace. Even in the past six months, signific...