John Moane announced as new IGBF president of appeals

John Moane has been named as the IGBF's new president of appeals
John Moane has been named as the IGBF's new president of appeals

Managing director of BWG Wholesale Division to head up appeals for Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund throughout 2018

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1 December 2017 | 0

John Moane, managing director of BWG Food’s Wholesale Division, has been named as the new president of appeals at the Irish Grocers’ Benevolent Fund (IGBF).

The appointment was revealed earlier this afternoon at the charity’s annual Dublin Christmas Lunch, held at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

The IGBF’s Dublin Christmas Lunch has long been regarded as a highlight of the grocery industry’s calendar, marking the start of the full-on festive season for many in the trade.

Commenting on the appointment, ShelfLife publisher John McDonald said: “John Moane will undoubtedly make an excellent president of appeals, due to both his exceptional knowledge of the trade and the strong relationships he enjoys with retailers and suppliers alike.”

John Moane was appointed managing director of the BWG Wholesale Division in 2006. This incorporates the Value Centre chain of cash & carry outlets, BWG Foodservice and the XL retail brand.

He is also responsible for overall BWG Foods supply chain logistics. John Moane joined BWG Foods as cash & carry director in 1999, having previously spent a number of years in wholesale distribution which included the role of managing director of Bridgestone/Firestone Ireland.

Founded over 30 years ago, by Tim Nolan and the late Gerry Duffy, the IGBF is a national registered charity assisting people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sectors. Its objective is to provide financial relief for people in need who have been involved in these trade sectors.

For over 30 years, enormous assistance has been provided to relieve hardship among unemployed and retired members and their spouses, who have fallen on difficult times because of ill health or bereavement.

The charity currently assists nearly 250 families monthly and will contribute over €560,000 annually on welfare support.

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