Wholesaler celebrates 110 years in business
Minister Simon Coveney congratulates fourth generation family business on standing "the test of time in one of our toughest trading environments"
21 October 2015 | 0
Minister Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture Food & the Marine, visited M&P O’Sullivan, one of the leading cash and carry and foodservice wholesalers in Cork and Munster, as part of their 110 year celebrations this week.
In further good news for the group, M&P has also been nominated to receive a civic reception by Cork City Council for serving the community in Cork for 110 years. The honorary reception will take place in the next couple of months at the council chambers of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Ard Mhéara Chris O’Leary, at a date yet to be determined.
Commenting on the accolade, director James O’Sullivan, who is a well-known figure in Cork business life, said “We are delighted to receive this honour from Cork City Council. Reaching 110 years in business and continuing to be an independent fourth generation family business is an amazing achievement. I would like to acknowledge the huge contribution our founder, my grandfather, Patrick O’Sullivan made, and his vision, and also our very loyal team.”
Minister Simon Coveney said: “The wholesale and retail business in Ireland is very competitive, so it is a testament to M&P that they have stood the test of time in one of our toughest trading environments, and continue to grow and be profitable.”
M&P O’Sullivan, led by James and Pat O’Sullivan, is headquartered at a 46,000 sq. ft. facility at Sarsfield Road in Wilton and supports 50 jobs locally in Cork. In addition, M&P O’Sullivan also supports an additional 200 jobs locally through its Gala franchise, and the successful Homestead and White Hat brands.