Musgrave Group

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Musgrave Group plc
Industry Wholesale
Founded 1876
Founder Thomas and Stuart Musgrave
Headquarters Cork, Ireland
Area served
Key people
Chris Martin, Chief executive officer
Products Groceries, Fresh food, etc.

Musgrave Group plc is an Irish food wholesaler, founded in Cork by the Musgrave brothers, Thomas and Stuart in 1876. It is currently Ireland's largest grocery distributor,[citation needed] with operations in Ireland and Spain. It is the largest private company in Ireland by turnover,[citation needed] with annual sales of over €4 billion.[citation needed] The current group CEO is Chris Martin.


The overall business is currently made up of four divisions:

  • Musgrave Group is the controlling company of Musgrave, headquartered at Ballycurreen, Airport Road in Cork.
  • Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland operates the Centra and SuperValu supermarkets in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the Mace brand in Northern Ireland. This division is headquartered at the Tramore Road in Cork. This is also the site of one of three distribution centres, the others being in Kilcock, County Kildare and one in Belfast to service Northern Ireland. They closed a centre in Galway in 2010.[1]
  • Musgrave Wholesale Partners operates the Musgrave MarketPlace cash and carries, Daybreak convenience stores, Day-Today & XL Stop and Shop (Northern Ireland only) convenience stores and Musgrave Foodservices. This division is headquartered at Ballymun, Dublin. There are Marketplace sites in Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Galway, Ballymun, Dun Laoighaire and Clondalkin in the Republic of Ireland. There are also three Marketplace branches in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Derry and Lurgan.[2][3]
  • Musgrave Retail Partners España operates from a base in Alicante in south-east of Spain, and operates Dialsur, and a Cash & Carry chain.

Former divisions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fri, Mar 05, 2010 - Musgrave to shed 143 jobs in Galway". The Irish Times. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Musgrave buys J&J Haslett". Wholesale News. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Musgrave Marketplace - Branch Locator". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

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