SPAR Partners with Too Good To Go to Minimise Food Waste Across Stores

New solution enables customers to intelligently purchase short shelf-life foods in perfect condition from select SPAR stores at a third of the original value SPAR has launched a new partnership with pioneering food waste app Too Good To Go, making it the first retail network in Ireland to sign up to what is expected to [...]

SPAR reveals Ireland’s first wholly plant-based fillet to challenge the traditional chicken fillet roll

Leading convenience retailer SPAR has announced an innovative new plant-based alternative fresh food offering as it aims to meet the growing demand for this category.   The new offering will be anchored by SPAR’s signature plant-based fillet, which is a first for the Irish market and will provide a meat free alternative to the traditional [...]

SPAR to introduce contactless donations for Make-A-Wish  

SPAR is currently trialling an innovative digital ‘Smart Poster’ collection solution in its nationwide network of more than 400 local stores that allows customers to donate to SPAR’s official charity partner Make-A-Wish Ireland via their mobile telephones.   Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people don’t carry cash anymore, which has had a [...]

BWG Foods continues to provide professional development opportunities by shifting its BWG Academy online

1,272 Retailers and Staff achieve industry-recognised qualifications since March 2020 BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading retail groups, has continued to provide vital training and upskilling for its independent retailers through the Covid-19 pandemic by reimagining its pioneering employee professional development initiative, BWG Academy, to a wholly online training and education resource.   The BWG [...]

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone Four Weeks of Football Themed Primary School Lessons Designed By School Teachers and proudly sponsored by SPAR As part of SPAR’s continued commitment to primary school children and teachers, a new SPAR FAI School Zone was launched today with Republic of [...]

BWG Foods Launches Ambitious New Sustainability Strategy with Installation of 800 Solar Panels at National Distribution Centre

  BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading wholesalers and retailers, has announced that approximately €25 million will be invested in an ambitious four year sustainability strategy aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of its large-scale nationwide supply chain.   As part of the new strategy, BWG Foods is switching to cleaner energies and has [...]

BWG Foods becomes a verified member of the world’s first national sustainability programme, Origin Green

BWG Foods is proud to announce that we have become a verified member of the world’s first national sustainability programme, Origin Green. The announcement comes following recognition of BWG Foods’ commitment to pursuing sustainable business practices.   The business has worked very closely with Bord Bia’s Origin Green team to develop a sophisticated and comprehensive [...]

2021-01-22T14:10:38+00:00 January 22nd, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Innovation & Awards|

SPAR Donate €200,000 to Make-A-Wish Ireland

SPAR was delighted to be able to present a cheque for more than €200,000 to Make-A-Wish Ireland, which will enable their official charity partner to give the most precious gift of all and help grant the wishes of sick children all over Ireland.   Make-A-Wish’s activity programme has been severely curtailed because of the Covid-19 [...]

BWG Foods adds electric vehicle to growing sustainable distribution fleet

BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading wholesale and retail groups, has become the first FMCG group in Ireland to add an electric-powered Mercedes-Benz eSprinter to its distribution fleet as further expansion of its ambitious sustainability strategy.   Owners and operators of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, Londis, MACE and XL brands in the Republic of Ireland, BWG [...]

2020-12-01T20:26:24+00:00 November 16th, 2020|Brands & Stores, Business News, Innovation & Awards, Media & PR|

BWG Foods’ Joanne Mellon honoured as a true industry hero

  Joanne Mellon, BWG Foods’ Logistics Director, was one of a very exclusive group of honourees at the annual Fleet Transport Awards 2021 recently. This year the awards took a different direction, going virtual and along with it, honouring transport and logistics companies and people in service during the Covid-19 crisis. Appointed Logistics Director with [...]