Magherafelt family-run supermarket JC Stewart is sold

Dave Allen (Nestl� sponsors) and Eamonn Holmes with Anne Stewart, Paul Stewart, Kate Babington and Vanessa Tyler from JC Stewart, Grocers.
Dave Allen (Nestl� sponsors) and Eamonn Holmes with Anne Stewart, Paul Stewart, Kate Babington and Vanessa Tyler from JC Stewart, Grocers.

Magherafelt’s JC Stewart supermarket has been sold to another family after more than 120 years.

The store which has been in the Stewart family for four generations, has been sold to DSP Supermarkets, owned by the Kelly family.

JC Stewart was formerly run under the Nisa branding but will now be part of the Eurospar family - although the JC Stewart name will be kept.

DSP Supermarkets currently runs eight stores in Co Londonderry, all under the Henderson Group franchises of Eurospar, Spar, Vivo and Vivo Extra.

Earlier this month JC Stewart Grocers was named as Northern Ireland’s best store over 7,001 sq ft at a prestigious retail industry award ceremony.