John Henderson Holdings
Managing directors: Geoffrey and Martin Agnew
Pre-tax profit: £20m Employment: 3,387 Pay bill: £65.3m
Hightown Road Mallusk Tel: 028 9034 2733 www.henderson-group.com
John Henderson Holdings is the company behind many of Northern Ireland’s best-known brands. The group manages a number of subsidiaries. Henderson Wholesale holds the franchise for Spar, Eurospar and Vivo in NI. It provides a marketing, advisory and distribution service to over 450 grocery retailers. Henderson Retail owns and operates 86 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores. Henderson Foodservice is a food service business. Henderson Group Property owns retail property leased mainly to Henderson Retail.
There is also a technology subsidiary and a property management company. Recent retail recruits to the Eurospar stable include JD Hunter & Co supermarket in Markethill, Co Armagh. Henderson Group also acquired Foodco in Co Meath and BD Foods in Monaghan.