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Ian Allen Named Managing Director Of SuperValu And Centra

Musgrave has announced the appointment of Ian Allen as the managing director of Irish grocery retail and convenience brands SuperValu and Centra effective 1 January 2021.

Allen has more than 30 years’ worth of experience in the grocery industry and currently serves as the sales director at SuperValu.

He has a proven track record of delivering significant brand growth and has been responsible for substantial commercial outcomes for Musgrave since joining the firm in 1997, the company said.

He has held several top positions in the company, including sales director of Centra and head of trading strategy and planning, and director of the Frank & Honest Coffee brand.

'Investing In Innovation'

Musgrave CEO, Noel Keeley, commented, “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we plan to further cement the leadership status of our retail brands by doubling down on our commitment to source Irish wherever possible, investing in innovation such as our online shopping service and delivering the best customer experience in the market. 

“The strength of our brands is reflected by the fact that every day almost 700 independent SuperValu and Centra stores go toe-to-toe with international chains and we will continue to go from strength-to-strength under Ian’s stewardship.”

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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