Boost for Waterford as Musgrave MarketPlace opens new food emporium

Martin Slattery (head of MarketPlace operations), Patricia Hattersley (branch general manager, Musgrave MarketPlace), Mary Walsh (longstanding customer of Musgrave MarketPlace) and Michael McCormack (MD, Musgrave MarketPlace) at the unveiling of a new Food Emporium at Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford

New Food Emporium unveiled at Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford, following a €1 million investment



30 August 2021 | 0

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Musgrave MarketPlace officially unveiled a new Food Emporium at Musgrave MarketPlace, Waterford, Kilbarry Road Junction on 24 August, following a €1 million upgrade.

The transformation of the Waterford branch into a state-of-the-art Food Emporium forms part of a €13.6m total investment in the Musgrave MarketPlace Food Emporium concept to date, as it continues to modernise wholesale on the island of Ireland.

This branch unveiling in Waterford follows branch upgrades in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dublin’s Ballymun and Robinhood, Duncrue in Belfast and Derry.

The upgrade of the Waterford Food Emporium features a range of new and innovative updates to assist foodservice and retail customers access the information and products they need. These include:

  • A designated meat cutting service alongside expanded areas for fruit and vegetables, chilled and frozen foods.
  • A state-of-the-art food demo area to showcase the Musgrave MarketPlace offerings for customers.
  • The branch is open for trade seven days a week to support their customers.

Opening the branch’s new Food Emporium were long-standing customer Mary Walsh, managing director of Musgrave MarketPlace, Michael McCormack, head of Musgrave MarketPlace operations, Martin Slattery and general manager of Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford, Patricia Hattersley.

Michael McCormack, managing Director, Musgrave Wholesale Partners said the opening is “hugely exciting for the local community in Waterford and beyond”.

“We have invested €13.6m to date in our branches to create Food Emporiums within Musgrave MarketPlace which not only offer a first-class customer experience but also redefine the traditional cash-and-carry business,” McCormack said.

The reimagined Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford, located in Musgrave Business Park, has been designed with the customers at the forefront, serving local hotels, bars, restaurants, retailers and SMEs in the Waterford region. As well as adding hundreds of new products to their current range of over 9,000 products, the branch now has expanded chilled, frozen and fresh produce aisles.

In line with Musgrave MarketPlace’s sustainability strategy, the new Food Emporium is designed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. With the introduction of low power eco refrigeration and LED lighting, the Waterford branch is supplied with 100% renewable electricity.

Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford is now open seven days a week to allow customers access to the products they need as and when they need them.





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