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Date Published | 14.01.2022
BWG Foods


Simplifies and streamlines group-level reporting to drive business growth

Thanks to IBM Planning Analytics, we have saved more than 240 hours on the budgeting process.

BWG Foods
Tim O’Leary, MIS Manager

BWG wanted to provide managers with daily interactive reports covering sales, purchasing, stock and distribution.

BWG Foods UC is part of BWG Group, a leading retail and wholesale distribution company operating in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. BWG owns and operates a number of leading retail brands with over 1,400 SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL stores serving local communities in partnership with independent retailers. BWG also owns and operates leading Irish wholesale brands BWG Foodservice and Value Centre Cash & Carry. BWG Group has an estimated 12% share of the overall grocery retail market in Ireland, and a 40% share of the convenience retailing market.

  • Eliminates dependency on individuals with detailed application knowledge

  • Automates weekly and monthly sales analytics, accelerating insight

Building a comprehensive view of sales performance

When you run a network of multi-symbol convenience stores, keeping track of the sales performance of each store and generating accurate annual budgets can become difficult as the business grows. Without a convenient way to analyze financial data, you risk overlooking valuable insight that could drive strategic decision-making.

BWG Foods found that the analytics solution it used to support its budgeting and sales reporting activities no longer delivered the flexibility and performance required to deliver fast, reliable information to key decision-makers.

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