ADM Londis and Griffin Group extend partnership to 2019
The Griffin Group has been a member of the Londis franchise since 2005, and is one of the country’s largest symbol group retailers, currently operating 17 stores in the greater Dublin area, and employing over 400 staff.
Commenting on the agreement, Londis Chief Executive Stephen O’Riordan said, “We are delighted to announce the extension of a very successful and valued partnership with the Griffin Group. It is a great endorsement of our retailer offering and partnership approach that one of the biggest retailers in the country has re-signed with us, in what is, as ever, a competitive space”.
Continuing, O’Riordan said “the last few years have seen significant investment by the Group, in our game-changing and award winning Centralised Chilled Distribution facility, incorporating over 1,500 product lines, and our market leading intelligent ordering platform iSIS©. These investments have generated significant efficiencies and a competitive edge for our retailers whereby we are delivering lower prices, higher margins, and lower costs to our retailers. I warmly welcome today’s agreement as a vote of confidence in our future plans as a business, and I look forward to this continuing partnership with Seamus and his team.”
Seamus Griffin, MD of Griffin Group echoed this sentiment, stating “We have worked very well with Londis since 2005. The Group has demonstrated a significant capacity for innovation, something that has been extremely beneficial to us in what remains a challenging, and always competitive marketplace.
The “owned by retailers for retailers” model is also a huge advantage, as the priority is to pass savings back to the retailer and to invest in margin enhancing initiatives on our behalf. The launch of the Group’s Centralised Chill facility highlighted this commitment and allowed Griffin Group to generate significant in-store efficiencies and operational savings.”