Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses has officially unveiled a new Food Emporium at its outlet in Waterford, following a €1 million upgrade.
The transformation of the Kilbarry Road Junction branch into a state-of-the-art Food Emporium forms part of a €13.6 million total investment in the Musgrave MarketPlace Food Emporium concept to date, as it continues to modernise wholesale on the island of Ireland, the company said.
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.
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.
Commenting on the opening, Michael McCormack, managing director, Musgrave Wholesale Partners said, “The opening of our newly revamped Waterford Food Emporium is hugely exciting for the local community in Waterford and beyond.
"We have invested €13.6 million 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.”
Customers At The Forefront
According to Musgrave the reimagined MarketPlace Waterford, located in Musgrave Business Park, has been designed with the customers at the forefront, serving local hotels, bars, restaurants, retailers and SME’s 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.