Dairygold Co-Op Superstores joins Allied Merchants Buying Association Ltd

Building on the success of Allied Merchants Buying Association (AMBA) in 2015, Dairygold became the newest member to join AMBA, growing the association’s membership to 14 members with 78 stores nationwide. Its unique business model has seen AMBA grow turnover with its select list of Approved Suppliers from €45m in 2014 to €75m in 2015, and will surpass €120m in 2016 with 140 Approved Suppliers. John O’ Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold Co-Op Superstores said: “We are delighted to become a member of AMBA. As a co-operative society, Dairygold are committed to offering value to our farmer members as

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John O’Carroll, Head of Retail at Dairygold Co-Op Superstores

well as to our extended customer base. We believe that by adding much of our own volumes to those of this well established buying group, the benefits of collective negotiations with our suppliers will manifest themselves in improved terms to all our customers. As part of our continuous improvement culture in our business we have taken this opportunity to review and improve our buying strategy, particularly in the building area. We are well-positioned to avail of opportunities in a rising market as the building and RMI sector continue to grow.”

Keith Giblin, CEO of AMBA, stated: “The addition of Dairygold’s retail division affirms our progressive approach, dedication and strategic intent to achieve our mission of being the leading low cost, highly professional group with strategically placed members that work with partnered suppliers. AMBA’s strategy ensures we grow by adding suitably qualified members that add turnover, volume and expertise to product categories across the range within our sector. Dairygold joining our group is an example of how our unique business model continues to attract leading Independent timber, building supplies, plumbing, hardware, décor, garden, agricultural trade and homeware retailers in Ireland. The integrity and professionalism of Dairygold will complement our growing member network across the country and validates the strategic direction and strength of AMBA.”