Musgrave MarketPlace hails multimillion euro investment programme

Musgrave MarketPlace has invested €2.6 million to upgrade its Galway and Derry branches in a move that will transform each branch into a state-of-the-art food emporium while also reducing the business' carbon footprint

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16 July 2019 | 0

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, has revealed that €2.6m has been invested in upgrading its Galway and Derry branches across the first six months of 2019. €1.7 million was invested in the Galway store, while €900,000 has been spent in Derry.

The work to upgrade the Galway and Derry branches is the latest step in a €12.6m plan which Musgrave MarketPlace has undertaken to transform each branch into a state-of-the-art Food Emporium and improve their environmental performance, reducing their carbon footprint.

Investment in the Galway and Derry branches follows branch upgrades in Dublin’s Ballymun and Robinhood, Cork and Duncrue in Belfast.

The newly revamped branches have been designed with the customer and environment in mind. For example, the newly revamped branch in Galway includes a new Food Theatre for product demonstrations, a bespoke butchery counter and a new coffee counter, as well as in-branch expert advice.

All upgraded branches have been designed to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Musgrave MarketPlace estimates that the Galway store will reduce its CO2 output by 82,000kg per annum, which is equivalent to the annual electricity required to run 50 homes.

Meanwhile, as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to eliminating food waste, Musgrave MarketPlace Galway has joined forces with social enterprise company FoodCloud. The partnership sees surplus food go to charity. So far in 2019, Musgrave MarketPlace Galway has donated over 2,000 meals to local Galway charities.

Speaking on the investment in Musgrave MarketPlace branches in 2019, Noel Keeley, managing director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, said the announcements mark a significant milestone for Musgrave MarketPlace.

“Upgrading our branches is a response to the changing needs of our customers,” Keeley said, “needs that were not present 10 years ago.

“Our brand essence ‘First for Service, First for Value and First for Choice’ is at the core of everything we do,” he said, “and we are focused on delivering our customers a first-class customer experience.”

Other new features at Musgrave MarketPlace Galway and Derry will include an upgraded ‘Click and Collect’ offering for time-pressured customers.

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