Group had sales of up to €1.2 billion in the 12 months to the end of September. Photograph: Eric Luke

The financial performance of BWG, the unlimited group that owns Mace and Spar in Ireland, was revealed yesterday by Spar South Africa (SSA), an 80 pe(...)

 Former Musgraves chief executive and chairman  Hugh Mackeown:  said to be  the driving force behind the development of the SuperValu and Centra franchises

The Government plans to repay builders’ development levies as part of a package to boost housing in Dublin and Cork, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last ni(...)

Police in Belfast are looking for a man armed with a crossbow who robbed a shop on Saturday morning. The PSNI said in a statement the incident happen(...)

The decision to sell the business comes after Musgrave last summer wrote down about €131 million in relation to the British operation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has approved the sale of Musgrave Group’s loss-making British business to Booker for €57 million. The Cork-ba(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Musgrave’s 2014 sales were relatively flat while it posted an operating profit from €66 million. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Musgrave, the Cork-based retail group that owns SuperValu and Centra, says it expects to return to profit this year after posting a net loss of €13 m(...)

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”. Detectives are appealing for info(...)

Kelsius executive chairman Eamonn Quinn  with Ray Bowe, head of food safety at SuperValu and Centra

A Donegal-based food technology company has landed a €2 million contract with Musgraves. The deal will see Kelsius’s wireless FoodCheck technology rol(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)