Monday May 25, 2020

Food group seizes ripe

Dublin family fruit and vegetable business developed with the arrival of German discounter Lidl

15th February, 2015
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Marc Andrews, managing director, Smyths Food Group: its staff has increased to 60 since it started working with LidlFeargal Ward

When Marc Andrews joined Smyths Food Group in 1997, the second generation Dublin business was already one of Dublin’s best known and longest established fruit and vegetable suppliers.

It had its origins in Liverpool, however, where Dubliners Nicholas Smyth and Hugh McNulty set up a small venture selling fresh produce in 1924.

The pair returned to Dublin a decade later, relocating the business to Dublin Corporation’s fruit and vegetable market.

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