Musgrave Group is the highest placed grocer in the 2015 edition of the Top 1000 Companies, published by The Irish Times.
The Cork-based retail group is ranked 17th on the list, with a turnover of €4.83 billion (year to end 2013).
Dunnes Stores places 24th, with an estimated turnover of €3.4 billion, with Topaz ranked 26th (€3.05 billion) and Tesco 30th (€2.56 billion).
Other retail groups to place high up the list include BWG Group (59th, €1.2 billion), Aldi (86th, estimated €828 million), Applegreen (89th, €805 million), Henderson Group (92nd, €778 million) and Lidl (93rd, €777 million).
According to the paper, 43% of retail businesses featured in the report grew their turnover in their most recent financial year, while 15% reported a loss.
A number of family-owned retail groups also appear on the list, with the Caulfield McCarthy Group placing 366th (estimated €120 million), Griffin Central in 699th (estimated €43 million) and JCs Supermarket in 748th among those making an appearance.
The highest placed food and drink business in the list is Kerry Group, which places 14th (€5.76 billion). The list is headed up by Microsoft (€19.8 billion).
© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones