Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Musgrave NI, the retailer group which trades under the Centra, SuperValu, MACE and MarketPlace brands has announced plans to create around 500 new jobs across Northern Ireland. The company is investing GBP 28 million (€31.25 million) which will see up to 20 new stores open and around 40 of the retailer's existing stores updated. The announcement follows strong trading figures for 2018, which have encouraged the company to invest and to try to take a greater sector of the convenience market. The plans have not revealed where the new jobs will be created, nor the precise timetable. Currently, the company employs around 5,000 people in Northern Ireland.



Eurofound (2019), Musgrave NI, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98056, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98056.