MUSGRAVE Northern Ireland, which operates the SuperValu, Centra and Mace brands, says it will inject £18 million into its business this year, with plans to open 18 new stores and create 250 jobs.
The investment will also fund significant renovations of some of its SuperValu and Centra stores.
In recent weeks, Centra Foxes Glen on Stewartstown Road in Belfast has reopened, creating 21 jobs, including 10 new jobs.
Following the 2022 revamp of four SuperValu stores as part of Musgrave’s SuperValu Rejuvenation program, several new stores will benefit from the refurbishment creating an enhanced shopping experience, including a new hot and cold deli, a Moo’d ice cream bar, expanded in – shop bakery and an upgraded liquor store.
Trevor Magill, director of Musgrave in Northern Ireland. said: “We have ambitious plans to grow across the region this year.
“Working with our retail partners, we are making significant upgrades to our stores to ensure we provide the best possible shopping experience while reducing our impact on the environment.
“Our stores are at the heart of the communities in which we operate, and I thank our dedicated teams in SuperValu, Centra and Mace for helping to bring great quality, value and outstanding customer service to those communities.”
Last year, Musgrave introduced a £2.7 million sustainability fund, and in 2023 environmental impact remains high on the agenda with an additional £1 million to support shops in reducing their carbon footprint.
To achieve its goal of net zero by 2040, Musgrave Group has supported its retailers by providing appropriate initiatives based on the needs and layout of each store, including upgrading freezers and refrigeration units, retrofitting LED lighting, solar panels and electronic shelf edge labels (eSELs).