Musgrave MarketPlace appoints Declan Flood as new head of foodservice sales
Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s only 100% Irish-owned national Foodservice wholesaler, has appointed Declan Flood as its Head of Foodservice Sales.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience of sales leadership to the business, Declan will be responsible for maintaining the wholesaler’s strong partnership ethos, supporting customers as they continue to emerge from the pandemic, which saw customers innovating with new business models to meet challenges.
With the pandemic also accelerating the move to digital for many foodservice customers, Declan will take the lead on migrating and recruiting customers to the new and improved online store, creating a seamless shopping experience on the business’s fastest growing channel.
He will support Musgrave MarketPlace on its brand promise of being First for Service, First for Choice and First for Value to Foodservice customers all over Ireland.
An accomplished leader, Declan has a wealth of experience in sales and channel management across field sales, inside sales and digital sales in B2B and B2C markets.
He has held several senior commercial roles, most recently as Head of Sales in Bulmers and prior to this Head of Sales in Sysco and Head of Sales in Eir. Declan will bring his collaborative leadership style to the business, with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring.
Speaking on the announcement Declan Flood said: “I’m delighted to join Musgrave MarketPlace as Head of Foodservice Sales and I look forward to sharing my extensive sales and management experience with the business. I’m excited about the prospects for Musgrave MarketPlace and will work closely with the management team and our colleagues to implement a challenging but rewarding strategy, identify new commercial opportunities and support our customers.”
Michael McCormack, Managing Director, Musgrave MarketPlace, said: “It is with great pleasure that I announce Declan Flood has been appointed to Head of Foodservice Sales in Musgrave MarketPlace. Declan has an outstanding track record in sales leadership and will be a fantastic addition to the management team as we continue to drive growth and invest in our foodservice business. As a company, our aim is to grow good, sustainable businesses for our customers and Declan will be a key part of this.”