Belfast Telegraph

23. John Henderson Holdings

  • Managing Directors: Geoffrey and Martin Agnew
  • Pre-tax profit: £20m
  • Employment: 3,387
  • Pay bill: £65.3m

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.

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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.

John Henderson Holdings

Hightown Road


BT36 4RT

Tel: 028 9034 2733