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Spar, Londis and Mace are operated by BWG in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

BWG, the wholesaler and retail group that operates the Spar brand in Ireland, has bought major Portlaoise-based convenience wholesaling group, 4 Aces.(...)

Supermarket Tesco’s £3.7 billion takeover of wholesale group Booker has been given the final all-clear after the competition watchdog said it would no(...)

Leo Crawford, chief executive of BWG Group and Brian Lee, managing director of Chopped. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

The group behind Spar, Londis and Mace in Ireland has signed a deal with healthy food retailer Freshly Chopped to become its exclusive distributor and(...)

Tesco is Britain’s biggest retailer, while Booker is the UK’s largest cash-and-carry operator with about 13,000 staff and about 200 stores.

The UK’s competition watchdog is to conduct an in-depth investigation into the £3.7 billion merger between Tesco and Britain’s food wholesaler Booker.(...)

Londis service station in Cootehill, Co Cavan. Photograph: Google Street View

The owner of the shop which sold last night’s €6m lotting winning ticket has said he hopes the new millionaire is a local person and someone who needs(...)

A sushi restaurant in Dublin was ordered to remove salmon and salmon mayonaisse from its freezer. Photograph: iStock

A popular Dublin restaurant linked to a suspected outbreak of food poisoning was one of nine food outlets sanctioned by the Food Safety Authority (FSA(...)

Leo Crawford (left), group chief executive, BWG Group, and Graham O’Connor, chief executive, Spar Group Ltd, with Lil Courtney, owner of three Dublin Spar shops including EUROSPAR Fairview, Spar East Wall and Spar Five Lamps.

Irish consumer confidence is “brittle” as a result of the UK’s Brexit vote, according to Leo Crawford, chief executive of BWG, which owns Spar in Irel(...)

Paul Flynn travelled to Kent to sign up Stephen Harris as guest chef for this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food

  Paul and Máire Flynn of The Tannery restaurant are difficult people to say no to. Even so, Paul had to make a special pilgrimage to Kent to pe(...)

Centra sales director Ian Allen with Martin Kelleher, managing director,  at the Centra National Conference, where the brand announced sales of €1.59 billion in 2016, a 3 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The convenience store franchise, Centra, will open 20 new stores this year and revamp 100 others as part of a €20 million investment plan. The Musgr(...)

Tesco has   purchased  Booker for €4.3 billion. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tesco’s proposed £3.7 billion (€4.3 billion) purchase of Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler and the company behind the Londis and Budgens chains(...)

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