Musgrave news

07 August 2014
In the latest Kantar Worldpanel results, for the 12 weeks to July 20 2014, Dunnes Stores saw a strong sales performance, yet, Tesco continued to lose market share. Grocery inflation stood at 1.9%.  Dunnes sees strong summer performance Dunnes Stores saw a strong performance in the reporting period with an impressive 2.6% sales increase, resulting in 21.2% share of the market. Pr...
15 July 2014
Grocery sales grew by 2% in Ireland in the 12 weeks ending 22nd of June according to the latest results from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation in Ireland stands at 2.3%, down slightly from 2.6% in the last period. Aldi and Lidl continue to gain market share Aldi and Lidl continue to grow their share of the Irish grocery market, representing just over 16%. Aldi holds 8.1% of the market, while sin...
08 July 2014
Symbol Group Londis has announced it is launching a new value range for its retailers called 'SmartBuy'. Everyday grocery lines Londis, the symbol group owned by Musgrave announced the new range at a trade show this week. The 'SmartBuy' range has been introduced following requests from retailers for a lower cost value range. The range will offer 28 everyday grocery lines in price-marked packs. ...
10 June 2014
The Irish grocery market has continued its recent return to growth, up +1.4%, but volumes are still struggling with inflation at 2.6%, according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks to May 25.   Discounters continue to thrive Aldi and Lidl continue their strong growth in the period. Together, the discounters hold a total share of 15.9%. In the past 12 weeks, Aldi grew by 21....
14 May 2014
The Irish grocery market is starting to recover, seeing an improvement for the first time in six months. Discounters dominate, while Supervalu sees growth According to the most recent market share figures, 12 weeks ending 27 April, discounters continue to grow, with Aldi revealing a surge of 22%, gaining a market share of 8.0% and Lidl increasing its share by 12.2% to 7.6%. Supervalu saw p...
12 May 2014
Major Ireland and UK symbol group operator and wholesaler, Musgrave has announced full year figures for 2013, with overall sales largely flat on € 4.8bn, but with profit down by 16%, impacted by tough trading conditions in all its markets. Outperforming in Ireland While the grocery market in the Republic of Ireland has seen no growth over the last year the Musgrave retail brands were all p...
29 April 2014
Aldi and Lidl continue to deliver above the Irish market growth rate, while Tesco faces challenges in the latest figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. Aldi and Lidl continue to push new boundaries In the 12 weeks ending March 30 2014, Aldi and Lidl continued to grow in Ireland, with Aldi increasing its share to 7.9%. Lidl was boosted by double digit sales growth, of 11.1%, for the fourth conse...
28 April 2014
A report in the Grocer magazine has revealed that Donal Horgan is to stand down as managing director of Musgrave GB, the parent to the Budgens and Londis symbol groups.  It is understood he is to be replaced by Peter Ridler as the new managing director on 6 May.  Donal Horgan leaves Musgrave after 17 years working across both its GB and Ireland operations. Peter Ridler brings extensive UK and...
04 March 2014
It has been announced Musgrave GB has appointed John Pattison to the role of retail director. Retail Director for Londis and Budgens Following the resignation of Scott Wharton last week, it is reported in the trade press Musgrave GB has promoted John Pattison to the new role of retail director. Pattison, who joined Musgrave as Budgens sales director in September will now oversea both Budgens a...
24 February 2014
The Grocer magazine has reported that Scott Wharton, the sales director for Musgrave's Londis symbol group, is stepping down after seven years with the business.  In the interim before the appointment of a successor, Donal Horgan, managing director Musgrave GB, will step in to support the sales team. Disappointing sales in 2013 Though Londis has been successfully recruiting new retailers, its...