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Musgrave buy Allied's Food Services unit

Tuesday, January 21 11:19:24

Musgrave MarketPlace today said it had bought the foodservice division of Allied Foods in Ireland for an undisclosed sum.

The foodservice division of Allied Foods is one of the leading operators in the Irish foodservices sector and is a recognised expert in ambient, chilled and frozen food distribution, supplying a large number of restaurants and fast food outlets across Ireland.

Commenting on the acquisition, Noel Keeley, Managing Director, Musgrave MarketPlace said: "This acquisition will continue the long term sustainable growth of Musgrave MarketPlace and strengthen our offer in Ireland's foodservice sector, where we already supply over 45,000 pubs, hotels, restaurants and hospitality businesses. We are looking forward to working closely with our new colleagues who will join the Musgrave MarketPlace team in delivering best in class products, value and service to our customers. Our new customers will be able to access more than 16,000 chilled, frozen and dry food, alcohol and non-food lines including an extensive, top quality and exceptionally priced Own Brand range and will also be able to shop 24/7 in our new Online Store."

John Raleigh, Managing Director, Allied Logistics said: "The sale of Allied's foodservice division will free up capacity for use in our well established and growing frozen and chilled logistics business. We look forward to continuing to grow Allied Logistics over the coming years."