Musgrave launches food consolidation scheme

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Irish retail group Musgrave is working with Oakland International to offer Irish food producers a competitive way to serve Musgrave’s UK stores.

Musgrave operates the Budgens and Londis store chains in the UK. The consolidation scheme partnership, between Oakland and Musgrave, enables Musgrave to offer a competitive collection rate from the producer’s depot anywhere in Ireland, consolidating stock at its Fonthill warehouse near Dublin.

Producers also have the option to deliver direct to Oakland International’s depot located just north of Dublin, with stock collected from Fonthill or Ashbourne on a daily basis and fed directly into Oakland’s UK depot in the Midlands, orders are picked on a day one for day two delivery basis into all of Musgrave’s UK based regional distribution centres.

Steve Young, logistics manager for Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, said: “Exports are seen as a key driver to the recovery of the Irish economy. Irish producers have a great reputation for producing high quality foods and we are pleased to have found an effective way to stimulate exports through our own retail estate.”

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