EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Border, Midland and Western


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Group: BMG Foods

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-09-2003
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 750

Additional Information

Convenience chain Mace hopes to move into the larger supermarket sector with a €50 million strategy which it predicts will create 750 jobs over three years. 30 Mace supermarkets will open by 2004, bringing the number of branches in Ireland to 510. BWG Foods, which also holds the Spar franchise in the Republic of Ireland, reported turnover of €763 million in 2002. It plans to create 1,000 jobs in Spar outlets in a €200 million expansion over the next three years.