Convoy Firm Sold

Wholesale and retail grocery group BWG has acquired Convoy-based rival Morris Brothers for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1952, Morris Brothers is a family-run wholesale and retail grocery company. It has annual revenues of about €30 million, is profitable and employs 30 staff. The company’s owners, Fintan Morris and Joseph Morris, and its employees are remaining with the business.

Wholesale and retail grocery group BWG has acquired Convoy-based rival Morris Brothers for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1952, Morris Brothers is a family-run wholesale and retail grocery company. It has annual revenues of about €30 million, is profitable and employs 30 staff. The company’s owners, Fintan Morris and Joseph Morris, and its employees are remaining with the business.

Morris Brothers services more than 450 retail businesses across the northwest of Ireland. BWG said the deal would strengthen its wholesale operations, especially in the Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Mayo and Roscommon regions.

It will also provide the enlarged group with increased buying power. Commenting on the deal last Friday, Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG, said: “It’s a statement of intent that we are growing our business.”

In a statement, Fintan Morris, a director of Morris Brothers, said he was “delighted” to be part of BWG and that he looked forward to working with the company to “sustain continued growth in our business”.