Creating a positive and lasting legacy for future generations
Taking an active leadership role in the community
We are working hard and investing in building vibrant communities to ensure that Musgrave and our retail partners are at the heart of community life.
Being a good neighbour
Wherever possible we aim to design, build and operate facilities so that they are a positive influence on our local environment and on local communities and create minimum nuisance or negative impacts on our neighbours.
In cooperation with our retail partners and local groups, we are working to drive the development of vibrant communities and be a hub for community activity. We work hard to reach out to those who may be isolated from their communities and provide them with an opportunity to make connections.
Employment and opportunities
We enhance the prosperity of local communities through the provision of good quality employment and are working with our retail partners and suppliers so that they too can create local employment opportunities that help people reach their potential within their own communities.
Doing the right thing
The ownership structure of family businesses like Musgrave gives us a long term orientation that traditional public firms often lack.
We have strong values and a good track record for balancing profitability with doing the right thing.
Our values impact everything from governance to how we work with suppliers, how colleagues around the business work with each other, and how our business and brands help local communities thrive.
As well as supporting thousands of other family businesses in local communities, we partner with local organisations, charities and government to secure a sustainable future.
One of the key differentiators for our brands is our network of extraordinary independent retail partners, who enable us to offer great grocery brands that are both online and around the corner. Our long-term commitment to independent businesses and communities helps create the local multiplier effect. For every €1 spent in a local business, 45 cents are reinvested locally. For every €1 spent at a corporate chain, only 15 cents are reinvested locally.
Feeding Ireland’s Future
For the third year running we are involved in Feeding Ireland’s Future, a joint initiative between the government and industry which supports young unemployed people with pre-employment skills. Over 250 young unemployed people participated in skills sessions and development workshops run by Musgrave throughout the country.
The initiative continues to go from strength to strength with Youthreach education centres becoming a beneficiary partner in 2016. More than 2,700 young unemployed people have been offered skills sessions from 37 companies to date, and as the largest private employer in Ireland we are delighted to continue our involvement with the programme.
2015 marked the 24th year of SuperValu’s sponsorship of the national TidyTowns competition, the longest running sponsorship in Ireland and one we are extremely proud to be associated with through the years.