Filling station operator and convenience retailer Topaz has signed a three-year deal with Musgrave Food Services worth €30m.
The deal will see Musgrave supply over 115 Topaz deli outlets nationwide with fresh and frozen produce such as salads, meats, pastries and sandwich fillings.
Topaz said the contract was awarded to Musgrave following a tender process. As well as food, confectionery and soft drinks, Musgrave also supplies Topaz with grocery, household, and health and beauty products.
Topaz marketing and corporate services director Paul Candon said the company was looking forward to expanding its fresh food business in partnership with Musgrave Food Services.
“We are delighted to sign this contract with Musgrave, which, like Topaz, is a fully Irish-owned and managed company which focuses first and foremost on customer service,” Mr Candon said. “We sell over six million hot food portions a year as well as one million sandwiches. Therefore, it is vital we provide our customers with a wide range of premium quality food products at a competitive price, and that is exactly what Musgrave will be sourcing for us.”
“Musgrave has an excellent reputation for supporting Irish suppliers and this was a key factor in choosing them. Supporting Irish producers and employment here at home is more important than ever in the current climate.”
Managing director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners Noel Keeley said Musgrave was delighted to be chosen as the supply partner for the distribution requirements of Topaz in the Republic. “Our business relationship dates back to Apr 2004 and since that time we have worked closely with Topaz to provide a first-class service to their business nationally. We are delighted to have won this tender, which will see our business with Topaz grow substantially and we look forward to working together in the years to come.”
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