Musgrave MarketPlace, one of Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice and retail businesses, has announced that €2.6 million has been invested in upgrading some of its branches into a state-of-the-art Food Emporium.
The group has invested €1.7 million to upgrade its branch in Galway, and invested €900,000 in its Derry branch.
The move follows recent upgrades in Dublin’s Ballymun and Robinhood, Cork and Duncrue in Belfast.
For People & Planet
The newly revamped branches in Galway (opening on July 24th), and Derry (opened on 20th June) have been designed with people and planet in mind, as Musgrave seeks to improve its environmental performance, reducing their carbon footprint.
It is estimated that Musgrave MarketPlace Galway will reduce its CO2 output by 82,000kg per annum, which is equivalent to the annual electricity required to run 50 homes.
The newly revamped branch in Galway will also include a new Food Theatre for product demonstrations, a bespoke butchery counter, a new coffee counter, as well as in-branch expert advice.
The Galway branch will also link up with social enterprise company FoodCloud to see surplus food go to charity.
Speaking on the investment in Musgrave MarketPlace branches in 2019, Noel Keeley, Managing Director of Musgrave MarketPlace, said that the news marks “another significant milestone” on the brand’s journey.
“Upgrading our branches is a response to the changing needs of our customers, needs that were not present 10 years ago,” Keeley explained.
“Our Food Emporium format gives our customers a greater range across all products from world foods to bespoke meat cutting in branch and crockery and equipment.”
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