For 140 years Musgrave has been championing a better way of doing business
Growing Good Business
Today with our retail and wholesale brands we make it possible for communities to thrive, for entrepreneurs to succeed and for people to access quality, healthy and inspiring food. We have strong values, bold ideas and a good track record for balancing profitability with doing the right thing. Today Musgrave remains as focussed as ever on making it possible for communities to thrive, for entrepreneurs to succeed and for people to access quality, healthy and inspiring food – and we do it following principles that are as relevant today as they were to our founders.
Profit with principles
We think for the long-term and we are committed to enterprise that has the potential for financial growth and to positively impact everyday lives. What makes us different is a team of extraordinary retailers, great grocery brands that are online and around the corner and colleagues who invest in our business because we invest in them. We want to build a more prosperous Musgrave that supports vibrant communities and a more prosperous society.
We are a family-run business, and have evolved our identity to reflect our heritage while transitioning our business to be fit for purpose for the next 140 years. We are one of very few Irish companies owned by its colleagues and family shareholders, and evolving the Musgrave brand is part of our DNA – we’ve done it since 1876.
In 2015 we were delighted to be recognised with 94 product awards across food and non-food lines across all our brands – including 41 great taste awards and 28 Blas na h’Eireann.
Our Board is committed to a culture of effective corporate governance which it defines as the systems and processes by which the business, through living its values, is directed and managed.
Managing Director, SuperValu and Centra in the Republic of Ireland
Managing Director, Musgrave Wholesale Partners
Group Finance and Business Development Director
Group Commercial Director
Partnering for success
Our business model is all about partnering for success. As a family-owned business, we work with thousands of other family businesses and their local communities in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Spain. Through our support of local initiatives, we aim to enrich everyday lives, make communities vibrant, and provide shoppers with an offer that is different and better.
Invested in communities
Our long-term commitment to independent businesses and communities helps create the local multiplier effect. For every €1 spent in a local business, 45 cents are reinvested locally. For every €1 spent at a corporate chain, only 15 cents are reinvested locally.
Giving small producers a big chance. Food Academy works with and nurtures small businesses through their journey from start-up to getting their products on our shelves. And in 2015, the programme moved up a gear. It now supports over 600 local suppliers on all aspects of the food business, from branding and marketing to finance and market research.