About Us

 

At Musgrave MarketPlace we’re proud to be the only 100% Irish owned national foodservice wholesaler. Over 140 years ago the Musgrave family set out values to guide their business and six generations later these values are still at the core of who we are. We believe in building long term stable relationships, not being greedy, honesty, working hard and achievement. And because of these values, we’re committed to supporting Irish jobs and sourcing from local suppliers, helping local charities, building a more sustainable future and investing in our future food leaders.

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All these things matter because we're Irish
Because We're Irish

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Our History

 

  1. 1876

    Thomas and Stuart Musgrave open a grocery business in Cork.

    1960’s

    Ireland’s first wholesale Cash & Carry opens in Cork.

    The first custom built Cash & Carry opens in Limerick.

    The country’s first large surface area Cash & Carry opens at Robinhood in Dublin.

    1977

    Musgrave opens a Cash & Carry in Ballymun.

    1983

    Musgrave opens a 7,500 M2 Cash & Carry in Belfast.

  2. 1992

    Lee’s Cash & Carry in Sallynoggin is acquired. Musgrave now has three Cash & Carry’s in Dublin.

    A new purpose built outlet opens in Derry City. Musgrave now has eight large surface area Cash & Carry’s throughout the country.

    1997

    Musgrave Cash & Carry launches the day-today retail support package.

    1998

    Cash & Carry developing the foodservice sector with two strategic acquisitions (Maxwell’s and O’Connor & Toal).

    Musgrave acquires Fanning’s Cash & Carry in Waterford.

  3. 2001

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners launches a delivered multi-temperature foodservice's business serving Dublin and Leinster.

    2004

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners acquires C & R foods.

    2005

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners acquires Variety Foods.

    2008

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners re-brands its business to focus on: Daybreak, Musgrave FoodServices and Musgrave MarketPlace.

    2009

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announced the re-launch of Cash & Carry in Robinhood, Dublin and re-branded it as Musgrave MarketPlace with an investment of €1.5 million.

  4. 2010

    Daybreak Opens 27 New Stores in 2010.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce a €1 million investment in the Tuam Road MarketPlace Cash & Carry.

    2011

    Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., Opens Musgrave MarketPlace Limerick following a €1 million Investment.

    2012

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners Invests €2 million In New Waterford Cash & Carry site.

    Daily Basics launches in Daybreak Stores Nationwide.

  5. 2013

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners signs a contract worth €6 million over three years to supply chilled, frozen and ambient foods to Debenhams Ireland.

    2014

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce the acquisition of the foodservice division of Allied Foods.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners Invests €8 million in New Multi-Temperature Delivery Fleet.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners wins Top H&S Award in Retail/Wholesale for 2014.

    2015

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce decision to relocate Delivered Foodservice and Retail business into a central warehouse located in Blanchardstown Corporate Business Park.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners win ‘Retail/Wholesale’ category for 2015 at the 24th Annual NISO/NISG Safety Awards.

  6. 2016

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce the acquisition of the foodservice division of CJ O’Loughlin.

    NISO Safety Award in the Retail/Wholesale category for the third year in a row.

    Re-launch of Ballymun Cash & Carry with an Investment of €2.2 million.

    2017

    Musgrave launch the Chipmongers foodservice franchise brand, which offers a modern take on the traditional 'Irish Chipper'.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce £1.1m upgrade of Duncrue Cash & Carry.

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners unveil €2.5m upgrade Of Robinhood branch.

    2018

    Musgrave Wholesale Partners announce the acquisition of La Rousse Foods.

    Re-launch of Cork Cash & Carry with an Investment of €2.5 million.


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Meet the Management Team

 
Noel Keeley - Managing Director

Noel Keeley

Managing Director

Paul Kerrigan - MarketPlace Director

Paul Kerrigan

MarketPlace Director

Alan Cunningham - Finance Director

Alan Cunningham

Finance Director

Desi Derby - Marketing Director

Desi Derby

Marketing Director

Catherine Lambe - HR Director

Catherine Lambe

HR Director

Sheena Forde - Commercial Director

Sheena Forde

Commercial Director

Barry O’Neill - Supply Chain Director

Barry O’Neill

Supply Chain Director

Barry Minnock - IT Director

Barry Minnock

IT Director

Michael McCormack - Managing Director, Musgrave NI

Michael McCormack

Managing Director, Musgrave NI

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