Musgrave news

08 August 2013
Musgrave has announced that it will be renaming its 24 Superquinn stores as SuperValu, in February 2014. Second largest grocer in Ireland By incorporating the Superquinn stores into the SuperValu portfolio, the  Musgrave -owned retailer will become the second largest grocer in Ireland . SuperValu will take on Superquinn's 5.4% market share in addition to its own 19.5% share. This will al...
22 July 2013
Aldi and Lidl continue to be the success story of 2013 in Ireland, as challenging market conditions and an ever improving offer send shoppers through discounters' doors in droves, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 07 July.   12 weeks to 08 July 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 07 July 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco ...
15 July 2013
Londis has announced it is to introduce new own brand value bays, offering top-selling SuperValu and Daily Basics products at rounded price points. Follows on from successful '£1 bays' The new bays will include up to 18 products from the Londis mid-tier and entry level own brand ranges, with products priced at either £1, £1.50 or £2. The introduction of these bays follows on from the succe...
26 June 2013
Musgrave Group has announced that it will be working with Symphony EYC to maximise retail space shelf. Automated space planning Musgrave will now use Symphony's space planning and planogram automation to generate planograms for its independent retailers. It will be using the technology in addition to existing solutions as it looks to optimise allocation of product within its stores. Th...
25 June 2013
The Irish market continues to challenge traditional multiple retailers as shoppers continue to flock to discounters, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 09 June.   12 weeks to 10 June 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 09 June 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.6 27.7 -3.4 Dunnes 22.4 21.9 -2.7 Su...
25 June 2013
Leading UK symbol group Londis has launched a range of new initiatives to build communication and information sharing amongst its retail members, in order to create a stronger community of best practice and feedback across the network. The 'Londis Family' programme Under the umbrella of the 'Londis Family' these three new initiatives are titled: Londis Cluster Families, Londis Mentor Scheme an...
18 June 2013
The convenience channel is going from strength to strength. Our latest forecasts show that the channel will continue to outperform the wider UK grocery market, and will be worth £46.2bn by 2018, up nearly £11bn from 2013. So, how can retailers and suppliers best meet the needs of convenience store shoppers, as they look to improve the shopping experience and drive sales? I’ve accompanied ...
30 May 2013
The Irish market is becoming increasingly tough for traditional multiple retailers as shoppers turn to Aldi and Lidl to help them save money in austere times, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 12 May.   12 weeks to 13 May 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 12 May 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.4 27.6 -2.6 ...
24 April 2013
Musgrave Group has reported sales of €4.9 billion for the year ended 31st December 2012, up 10.5%, with profits before tax up 3% to €72 million.  Group performance was underpinned by 13.5% growth in its core Irish market, with sales up to €3.1bn, boosted by a full year's contribution from Superquinn, as well as record sales in both the Supervalu and Centra retail brands. 'Winning in the New Wor...
22 April 2013
Musgrave has introduced a wholly revamped private label range for its Irish convenience and neighbourhood stores under the Centra brand.  Differentiated with simple and bold on-pack designs, presenting a 'Bright New Range', the Centra brand of products now includes 900 lines across key grocery categories. Biggest ever launch by Centra The new Centra range demonstrates Musgrave's commitment ...