Journey to 140
We’re incredibly proud of our heritage. As we continue to celebrate our 140th year in business, we have been reflecting on how far we, and the world we live in, has come since we were founded in 1876.
The spirit of enterprise, integrity and innovation which characterises Musgrave is what makes us unique. Through economic downturns and significant world events, our policy of investing, changing and innovating has been key to our success.
It is as we reflect on our past that we realise how much our values and people have made Musgrave what it is today; strong, resilient and ready to continue in the spirit of our innovative founders who had a progressive and dynamic approach to business.
To the next 140
From our original small grocery store owned by two brothers, we’re now Ireland’s largest private employer with over 35,000 employees. Our family business is sustaining long term stable relationships, built on a bedrock of honesty, working hard, achievement and not being greedy. Our values stand us in good stead in the modern world.
As we continue to adapt, innovate and move forward into the future, these principles will be at the heart of every decision we make.
Our new hand-drawn logo
The Musgrave logo is inspired by the elegant script of the Chairman’s signature in 1902 and represents our heritage as as sixth generation family run business. In this short video, find out more about what the logo means to us.
We’re grateful to each and every one of our colleagues who have played their part in making Musgrave what it is today. As part of reflecting on our 140 year history we invited colleagues past and present to share their special memories of working with Musgrave. What they had to say gave us a special insight into our own history, and brought back delightful memories for many.
As part of our 140th anniversary, we went on a quest to celebrate our people. We invited our colleagues to tell us about their peers – those who inspire and show true passion and dedication in bringing to life our values.
We were incredibly touched by the hundreds of heartwarming and honest stories of praise of colleagues, importantly, by colleagues.
Here’s a snapshot of the people who make Musgrave what it is today. We’re proud of each and every one of you.