Musgrave news

20 February 2014
SuperValu reaches a major milestone as it completes Superquinn conversions and also strengthens its multichannel offer with a new "Drive Through" shopping service . SuperValu bids farewell to Superquinn brand February 13th marked the official rebranding of Superquinn stores to SuperValu. This comes three years after Musgrave purchased all 24 Superquinn stores from Select Retail Holdings. Comme...
05 February 2014
Centra, the Musgrave controlled symbol group, has announced a 3.5% increase in sales to €1.48bn sales in 2013, lifting its overall market share in the Irish convenience market. Own brand instrumental to Centra’s achievement Announcing the results at its National Retailer Conference, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra concluded that the retailer's success was down to the sales of it...
21 January 2014
New market share data reveals SuperValu and the discounters were the only retailers to grow sales in a declining Irish market at Christmas. 12 weeks to 06 January 2013 (% share) 12 weeks to 05 January 2014 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 27.8 26.2 -6.2 Dunnes 24.1 23.9 -0.9 SuperValu 19.8 20.1 1.3 Superquinn 5.5 ...
19 December 2013
The second half of 2013 has brought major changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant. Morrisons: Building the digital leadership team With less than a month until its online debut Morrisons has been strengthening its leadership team Following the announcement of Morrisons tie-up with Ocado, Mark Harrison, group retail director, and Martyn Fletc...
27 November 2013
Symbol group parent of the Budgens and Londis networks, Musgrave Retail Partners GB has upgraded its Webshop online ordering interface for its Londis member retailers.  First launched in 2012 Webshop has now been rolled out successfully to a large part of the Londis network and is credited with reducing ordering times for retailers by up to 75%, supported with free hand-held scanners. Changes res...
07 November 2013
As Ireland becomes the first Eurozone country to exit its bailout programme, we report back with five trends from Dublin on how Irish retailing has adapted to austerity and become a world leader in foodservice / convenience fusion concepts. 1. Value remains paramount While the economy is improving, consumer confidence currently remains at a low ebb. With one in three homeowners in negative equ...
06 November 2013
The parent company of the Bargain Booze franchise, now renamed Conviviality Retail, has appointed Kenton Burchell to be its new commercial director.  Joining from Musgrave Retail Partners GB, parent to the Londis and Budgens symbol groups, Burchell will take up the role in March 2014. Second Musgrave executive to join Conviviality Kenton Burchell has been with Musgrave for 13 years, and was p...
29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
21 October 2013
Musgrave has launched a trial partnership with WH Smith to include a Budgens or Londis branded convenience offer in a number of its travel and hospital store sites, creating potential for a wider roll-out to further high traffic locations if successful. Total of nine trial stores planned As reported by the Grocer magazine seven trial stores have already opened since September in a range...
13 August 2013
Londis has announced plans to further develop its fresh offer. Improving the product offer The launch is set to increase the symbol group's fresh range by introducing a new core chilled range aimed at helping its retailers maximise profits and improve the product offer. It is understood the range will include 70 products covering meat, dairy, and deli lines which will deliver improved marg...