Growing Good Business
Our business and brands
Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company. Our brands, including SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak, are market leaders and Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SMEs. As a business we feed 1 in 3 people in Ireland. What makes us different is our extraordinary network of independent retail partners – thousands of family businesses based in the heart of towns and cities across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain, making significant contributions to local economies and enhancing vibrant communities.
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.
Committed to sustainability
As Ireland’s largest private sector employer our ambition is to be the most trusted and most sustainable brand in Ireland; making a real difference to the lives of people and creating a positive impact on the planet by working in partnership with others to inspire a sustainable network of positive change.
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
Chief Financial Officer
Group Commercial Director
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. Our brands are at the heart of the local towns and cities they serve; they create employment opportunities, they enrich communities and they are committed to supporting local projects and charities. Our independent retail partners are often family-run businesses based in the local area, and they are best placed to react and respond to the unique needs of their customers.
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. To date the programme has helped over 350 small food and drink producers to break into the retail market, and has turned brands such as The Happy Pear and Strong Roots into household names. According to the Department of Jobs, Food Academy will support 1,500 jobs in the year ahead, contributing to the Irish economy as a whole.
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.
Musgrave UK Tax Strategy
Musgrave Northern Ireland is committed to conducting its tax affairs in compliance with all applicable UK tax rules and regulations. Musgrave promotes a strong tax compliance culture throughout the Group. A dedicated Group tax team works with the Musgrave Northern Ireland businesses to ensure tax compliance. Download the Musgrave UK Tax Strategy 2019.