Henderson Group supplies Northern Ireland’s Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and Vivoxtra franchises as well as operating 80 of its own stores. The business was founded in Belfast in 1897 as a small operation selling butter, cheese and eggs. It is led by brothers Martin and Geoffrey Agnew, 51 and 50 respectively.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank98
CompanyHenderson Group
ActivityFood wholesaler and retailer
LocationCounty Antrim
Sales £m643
Profit £m28
Year endDec 13
Principal shareholdersGeoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
Staff2,470
Founded1965
Websitewww.henderson-group.com

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