October 2008
Checkout;Oct2008, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p64
The article discusses how the O'Donovans chain was managed to compete and expand from a small base in Cork area in Ireland. Joseph O'Donovan managed to open his first supermarket in 1969 before moving to forecourt retailing. He saw an opening in the off-licence business and set up his first standalone off-licence in 1980 under the family name. After his death, his legacy was passed on with his wife at the board while his son Gary O'Donovan is managing director of O'Donovans off-licence group.


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