Corporate Social Responsibility


At Barry Group, we pride ourselves on being active and responsible social partners for a number of worthy causes and initiatives. For further information on these projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.





Barry Group partners with BIA Food Iniative for Annual Trade Show

Karen Horgan, project manager BIA Food Initiative with Barry Group HR Director Niall Hartnett

Barry Group once again partnered with the BIA Food Initiative at this year's Trade Show.

 Each year the Trade Show produces a large volume of food surplus and this year we worked with BIA and all of the suppliers on the day to make sure that all the surplus food from the trade fair was redistributed to a variety of charities across Ireland who are supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities.



Barry Group raises €5,500 for The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation at Annual Awards Night


Barry Group was delighted to raise €5,500 for The Jack And Jill Children's Foundation at our Annual Awards Night at the City West Hotel in Dublin in September.

Miss Cork North Amy Barry chose The Jack And Jill Children's Foundation as her nominated charity for the Miss Ireland competition and the company was delighted to raise such an amount on the night.



Mr Jim Barry, Managing Director, Barry Group and his daughter Amy Barry, in conjunction with their customers Costcutter, CarryOut and Quik Pick presented €60K to Irish charities as part of their 60th Anniversary in 2015.

Focus Ireland (Stephanie Tipp) services for the homeless, the Jack & Jill Foundation which supports families of severely ill children, aid agency Concern (Derval O’Brien), Pieta House (Pat Duffy), the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (Tim O’Mahony) and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Sarah O’Suilleabhain) all received funding from Barry Group, Mallow and its customer base Costcutter, Carryout and Quik Pick as beneficiaries of a major national fundraising campaign, which concludes the company’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.

The six charities were each presented with a cheque for €10K by Barry Group managing director Jim Barry and Ms Cork runner-up Amy Barry.

Speaking at the donation presentation Jim Barry said “Very few people in Ireland have escaped the hardship of recent years, but there are people who suffer day in, day out, on account of extreme poverty and ill health. At the Barry Group we could not think of a better way to celebrate our 60 years in business than by making this concerted effort to help” Jim Barry added.





The 2014 Mallow Business Awards were held at the Springfort Hall Hotel in Mallow on the 30th November. The awards are sponsored by Barry Group and highlighting the impact of local businesses on communities is a subject close to the heart of Barry Group MD Jim Barry.

A fantastic night was had by all with Luceys The Good Food Shop taking home the overall Outstanding Business Award:




Managing Director of Barry Group - which is responsible for the Costcutter franchise in Ireland, Jim Barry, has teamed up with the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) as sponsor to bring this exciting new initiative to primary schools in Cork city and county.

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 10 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. The not-for-profit programme is led by Jerry Kennelly, founder and CEO of, in association with academic partner, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Developed here in Ireland, the programme is embedded in the principles of the primary school curriculum and utilises an integrated teaching and project-based approach to teach many strands of the curriculum.

This innovative programme opens the minds of primary school pupils to entrepreneurship at a time in their lives when they are full of imagination and open to new possibilities.

The programme helps participating pupils to develop a number of skills including literacy, writing, presentation, drawing, technology, research skills, numeracy, financial, consumer awareness, storytelling, listening skills, creative thinking, problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.

The programme also has a significant personal development impact on participating pupils, building confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents.

The programme has been running in Kerry and Limerick since 2011, and the Mallow-based businessman, Barry, is now bringing it to Cork, while other ‘county sponsors’ will bring it to other counties.

It is this partnership between JEP and the county sponsor that allows the programme to be delivered without any cost to the parents or the schools.

Five thousand pupils are currently participating in the programme and playing their part in creating their very own classroom enterprises. Some 28 schools and 743 pupils are participating in the programme in Cork.