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Musgrave to sell SuperValu own-label line in China

19 Dec 2016

Ireland-based retailer Musgrave Group is to start selling a range of 40 products under its SuperValu own-label in China on Alibaba's Tmall platform.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions

8 Sep 2015

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

IRELAND: SuperValu outlines 2014 expansion plans

4 Mar 2014

Irish supermarket operator SuperValu grew its share of grocery sales in the country during 2013 and plans to continue the trend this year through a programme of space expansion and store improvements.

IRELAND: Retailer Musgrave reports higher FY profits

25 Apr 2013

Ireland-based retailer Musgrave Group has reported higher annual profits on the back of improved sales, which were boosted by a contribution from the Superquinn business it acquired in 2011.

IRELAND: Kepak expands Cork facility, adds 100 jobs

31 Oct 2012

Irish food maker Kepak has invested in the expansion of its Cork production facility.

IRELAND: SuperValu outgrows market for first time since March

12 Dec 2011

Irish retailer SuperValu has grown faster than the country's grocery market for the first time since March, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

3 Oct 2011

Away from the World Retail Congress, Mars Inc made its first move into Fairtrade, spice maker McCormick & Co. said it would increase prices to offset commodity costs and the sale of ailing Irish retailer Superquinn was cleared. Click on the links for more.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

29 Jul 2011

The week saw more of the major food manufacturers report their half-year results. Aside from their numbers, Danone faced questions on the performance of its business in Russia, while Hershey's new CEO was quizzed over its future in India. Meanwhile, Superquinn directors dropped their legal action against the Irish retailer's receivership and a group of UK politicians urged the Government to strengthen the powers of the proposed grocery watchdog. Click on the links for more.

IRELAND: Discounters continue to gain share

25 Jul 2011

Discounters continue to gain share in Ireland, with Aldi and Lidl posting strong growth over the last quarter, as the overall market has continued to slow, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

IRELAND: Director opposition puts Superquinn sale in doubt

22 Jul 2011

The sale of Irish retailer Superquinn is in doubt after two of the company's directors went to court to block the business from being put into receivership.

IRELAND: Musgrave Group makes board changes

22 Nov 2010

The Musgrave Group has made a number of changes to its board including the appointment of a managing director for its Budgens and Londis operations in the UK.

In the spotlight - Tesco invests in Ireland

16 Jul 2010

In something of a surprise move, Tesco this week announced plans to open more stores in Ireland, one of the European economies most affected by the downturn.

IRELAND: Home discomfort for Musgrave as 2009 profits fall

17 Jun 2010

Musgrave Group, the Ireland-based retailer, today (17 June) reported a 7% fall in annual profits as the downturn hit the grocery sector in its home market.

IRELAND: Musgrave to close Galway depot with job losses

5 Mar 2010

Musgrave Group, the Ireland-based retailer, is to close its Galway depot with the potential loss of around 143 jobs.

Top stories on just-food this week

21 Aug 2009

After months of recession-fuelled growth on both sides of the pond, the future for own label has become a subject of fierce debate. This week, US retail giant Supervalu has called for more innovation in private label, US bakery group Flowers Foods insisted it saw little room for future growth from the category, while in the UK, analysts Datamonitor claimed own label remains on the rise. These are the top ten stories on just-food this week.

IRELAND: SuperValu to make further price cuts

20 Aug 2009

Irish retailer SuperValu is to make a EUR30m (US$42.6m) investment in price cuts on around 1,000 products across the country.

US: Supervalu recalls ready meal

17 Aug 2009

Supervalu has recalled its frozen Culinary Circle Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

US: Supervalu calls for private-label innovation

17 Aug 2009

Supervalu is preparing to call on packaging suppliers to bring innovation to the private-label sector and form closer ties with retailers in order to improve private label products.

Preview – Wal-Mart Q2

12 Aug 2009

Wal-Mart is expected to post sales at the low end of its guidance and flat earnings per share when the world's largest retailer delivers its second-quarter results tomorrow (13 August).

IRELAND: Farmers call for statutory "grocery" code

11 Aug 2009

The Irish government's plan for a code of practice to oversee relations between suppliers and retailers in the country must be made statutory, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) said today (11 August).

US: More food makers in talks to join Smart Choices

10 Aug 2009

The number of US food manufacturers that have joined the Smart Choices Program, a labelling scheme drawn up to encourage healthy eating, is set to double within the next year, according to a leading nutritionist close to the initiative.

Top stories on just-food this week

31 Jul 2009

Food took centre stage on UK news pages and bulletins this week as the country's food watchdog reignited the debate on the nutritional merits of organic food.

UPDATE: US: Supervalu silent on further market exits

28 Jul 2009

Supervalu has remained silent on speculation that it could look to exit other markets in the US, after the supermarket operator announced its sale of 33 stores in Utah.

INSIGHT: Supervalu adjusts value positioning

28 Jul 2009

Supervalu is looking to move away from promotional activity and towards every-day-low-prices, the US supermarket’s management revealed today (28 July).

US: Supervalu earnings slide

28 Jul 2009

US supermarket group Supervalu saw profits slide to US$113m in the first quarter of its fiscal year, down from $162m last year.

US: Supervalu disposes of Albertsons stores

28 Jul 2009

US retailer Supervalu has today (28 July) sold the majority of its Albertsons stores in Utah to Associated Food Stores in a bid to pay down some of its debt.

US: Supervalu names Shaw's president

24 Jul 2009

Supervalu’s own label chief will takeover as president of Shaw’s Supermarkets, after current president Larry Wahlstrom decided to retire.

US: Supervalu adds to frozen own-label desserts

24 Jul 2009

Supervalu, the US retailer, is adding to its range of frozen, own-label desserts.

US: Supervalu again shakes up exec team

16 Jul 2009

US retailer Supervalu has continued to reshuffle its management team with the appointment of Brian Huff to a newly-created position.

US: Supervalu accused of manipulating share price

14 Jul 2009

A group of Supervalu investors have accused the US retailer of breaching federal securities law by distorting its earnings guidance in order to close a US$1bn note offering.


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