Phone: 01 4090300
BWG Foods UC,
Categories: Food Suppliers & Beverages
Keywords: Wholesale, brands, food service, beverages, wine, spirits, Ireland
BWG Foods UC is part of BWG Group, a leading retail and wholesale distribution company operating in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. BWG owns and operates a number of leading retail brands with over 1,400 SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL stores serving local communities in partnership with independent retailers. BWG also owns and operates leading Irish wholesale brands, BWG Foodservice and Value Centre Cash & Carry. BWG Group has an estimated 12% share of the overall grocery retailing market in Ireland and a 40% share of the convenience retailing market.
The Group is a long established wholesale and retail company in the Irish grocery trade and was formed by the amalgamation of four independent wholesale companies in the 1970’s.
BWG Group was originally part of the Brooks Watson Group before being acquired by Irish Distillers in the 1980’s. The BWG Group was acquired from the French drinks company Pernod Ricard in August 2002 following a management buy-out, which was supported by Electra Partners, the London based venture capital company. The management buyout was led by leading Irish businessman Leo Crawford. In October 2006, Triode Investments Ltd. a company controlled by Leo Crawford, John Clohisey and John O’Donnell completed the purchase of BWG Group from Electra. In 2014, SPAR South Africa invested in a joint venture with the BWG management team to acquire the BWG Group of companies. SPAR South Africa is a leading publicly-quoted wholesaler and distributor to over 1,800 independent retailers spread across Southern Africa. The new joint venture is owned 80% by SPAR South Africa and 20% by Leo Crawford, John Clohisey and John O’Donnell. The new partnership has allowed BWG to invest in the expansion of the company’s retailing operations, which included the acquisition of Londis in 2015. BWG is very much recognized for innovation in food retailing and the company has won many prestigious local and international industry awards.
In Ireland BWG operates a number of Business Divisions:
BWG Foods UC
BWG Foods Wholesale Division
BWG Wines & Spirits
BWG Property (Triode Newhill Management Services)