Topaz signs up Musgrave as new fresh food supplier
Three year deal worth €30 million
Tuesday 27th March 2012. Ireland’s largest fuels and convenience retailer Topaz has announced a new three year deal with Musgrave Food Services worth €30 million.
The deal will see Musgrave supply over 115 Topaz deli outlets nationwide with fresh and frozen produce such as salads, meats, pastries and sandwich fillings etc.
The contract was awarded to Musgrave following a tender process. As well as food, confectionery and soft drinks, Musgrave also supplies Topaz with grocery, household and health and beauty products.
Topaz Marketing and Corporate Services Director, Paul Candon said the Company was looking forward to expanding its fresh food business in partnership with Musgrave Food Services.
“We are delighted to sign this contract with Musgrave, which like Topaz, is a fully Irish owned and managed company which focuses first and foremost on customer service. We sell over six million hot food portions a year as well as one million sandwiches. Therefore it is vital we provide our customers with a wide range of premium quality food products at a competitive price and that is exactly what Musgrave will be sourcing for us” Candon said.
“Musgrave has an excellent reputation for supporting Irish suppliers and this was a key factor in choosing them. Supporting Irish producers and employment here at home is more important than ever in the current climate” Candon added.
Noel Keeley, Managing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners said Musgrave was delighted to be chosen as the supply partner for the distribution requirements of Topaz in the Republic of Ireland.
“Our business relationship dates back to April 2004 and since that time we have worked closely with Topaz to provide a first class service to their business nationally. We are delighted to have won this tender which will see our business with Topaz grow substantially and we very much look forward to working together in the years to come” Keeley said.
For further information
Contact Kieran Garry
Gordon MRM (Topaz)
01/6650455 or 087/2368366
Topaz is the largest service station and convenience retailer in the country. It is a fully Irish owned and managed company. It has over 310 sites throughout the country, 113 of them company owned. Topaz is one of Ireland’s largest privately owned companies with annual turnover of €2.8 billion. It employs 1,300 people. Topaz sells 6,136,681 hot food portions, 1,041,754 sandwiches and 1,440,074 pastries each year. For more information on the company go to www.topaz.ie
The Musgrave Group is a family owned business and was founded in Cork in 1876 by brothers Thomas and Stuart Musgrave. Musgrave Group is partner to entrepreneurial retailers and foodservice professionals in Ireland, the UK and Spain.
The Group comprises retail, cash and carry and foodservice brands including SuperValu, Centra, Musgrave MarketPlace as well as Budgens, Londis and Mace in the UK and Dialprix in Spain.
There are a total of six divisions in the Musgrave Group - Musgrave Wholesale Partners, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, Musgrave Retail Partners Northern Ireland, Musgrave Retail Partners GB, Musgrave Operating Partners Ireland and Musgrave Espana.
In total the Group supports over 3,400 stores and together with its retailers employs over 50,000 people.