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SPAR Retailer showcased on international stage

SPAR Retailer showcased on international stage Croom and Padraig Broderick’s SPAR store were elevated to a global stage this week when his SPAR store was presented to 48 nations at the 65th annual SPAR International Congress in Amsterdam as a shining example of what is possible when innovative design is met with true community retailing ambition. [...]

Rory’s Stories and Londis partner to return Little Piece of Heaven to HELL & BACK

Leading community retail group Londis has partnered with comedian and mental health advocate Rory’s Stories (Rory O’Connor) to announce the return of HELL & BACK after a two-year break. As the official sponsors, Londis is inviting participants to refuel at the ‘Little Piece of Heaven’ tent available at all HELL & BACK events. HELL & [...]

2022-05-23T09:15:20+00:00 May 23rd, 2022|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR, Responsibility|

BWG Foods shortlisted for prestigious national marketing awards

  BWG Foods marketing has been recognised at a number of high profile industry Awards with the Team shortlisted for the ‘Marketing Team of the Year’ Award at next week’s prestigious All-Ireland Marketing (AIM) Awards. The All-Ireland Marketing Awards programme, organised by The Marketing Institute of Ireland, is the nation's premier platform for recognising the [...]

SPAR Launches Summer Community Road Trip with Brand Ambassador Kellie Harrington

SPAR and Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington today launched the SPAR Community Road Trip where throughout the month of June SPAR and Kellie will spend time with five lucky communities across Ireland, learning about how they are making their community a richer and happier place to live. Throughout the course of the road trip, SPAR [...]

2022-04-12T15:54:45+00:00 April 12th, 2022|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

BWG supports Ukraine appeal

We have all been horrified and shocked by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and are all exploring ways in which we can help those affected. Across our retail network of SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL stores, as well as our nationwide Wholesale and Foodservice operations, we have partnered with UNICEF to facilitate shoppers [...]

2022-03-11T08:52:10+00:00 March 11th, 2022|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR, Responsibility|

The Nation Is Committed To Making Better Choices in 2022 For Improved Physical and Mental Health

  Exercising more, eating less treats, eating fewer ready-made meals and increasing fruit and veg intake amongst the most common better choices we intend to make in 2022 according to SPAR New study places a spotlight on Ireland’s most popular foods and exercise habits as the nation gets set to make better choices for healthier [...]

2022-01-25T16:42:45+00:00 January 25th, 2022|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR, Responsibility|

BWG Foods spearheads game-changing AI-enabled technology to create a smart, predictive stock management system, with an investment of €6.5m over the next five years

Leading retailer and wholesaler partners with innovative US-based AI leader R4 Technologies to introduce first of its kind technology in Ireland’s grocery retail sector New solution, ShoplinkPRO, will launch in 22 stores nationwide and enable an intelligent, automatic ordering platform that continually processes data to predict and forecast sales patterns The system gathers 240 data [...]

2022-01-17T14:19:24+00:00 January 17th, 2022|Brands & Stores, Business News, Innovation & Awards, Media & PR|


SPAR and Kellie Harrington launch the SPAR Christmas Community Fund, where 10 local community mentors will be in with the chance to win €1,000 each for their club or community group. SPAR is delighted to announce today a new partnership with Olympic Gold Medallist boxer Kellie Harrington. The new three-year partnership will see SPAR support [...]

2021-11-16T10:51:20+00:00 November 16th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Innovation & Awards, Media & PR|

BWG Foodservice launch Christmas brochure

BWG Foodservice unveiled their spectacular Christmas brochure this week at the CATEX exhibition at the RDS. The BWG Foodservice Christmas Brochure is packed with added-value products for customers, including a full range of chilled, frozen, ambient, disposables and seasonal ranges to get any commercial kitchen through this year’s festivities. Commenting, Ricky O’Brien said, “Central to [...]

2021-11-02T14:15:52+00:00 November 2nd, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Innovation & Awards, Media & PR|

MACE Retailers and their Customers Go the Extra Mile for Down Syndrome Ireland

  MACE Sales Director Peter Dwan recently presented Down Syndrome Ireland CEO, Barry Sheridan, with a cheque for €30,000, which are the proceeds of MACE Retailers’ Tour de MACE static cycling fundraising events. All through the summer, MACE Retailers like Jewel Akber from MACE Black Bull in Drogheda invited customers and staff to donate between [...]