Jim Barry is the Managing Director of Barry Group, one of the leading wholesale groups in Ireland. The company was founded in 1955 by Jim’s father, James A Barry. Since that point, the company has grown and developed at a rapid pace. Today it operates from a state of the art headquarters in Mallow where over 240 people are employed.

Under Jim’s leadership and vision, Barry Group has grown from a once local business to a leading wholesale distribution company. Trading both nationally and internationally and supplying over 1,000 customers; Barry Group supplies 265 franchises under the Costcutter, Carry Out Off Licence and Quik Pick symbols, as well as a large number of independent retailers and wholesalers based in Ireland.


What we do

We deliver profitable solutions to our retail partners enabling them to compete with International operators. This is delivered through our Buying, Sales, and Marketing & Supply Chain infrastructure




The Buying Department’s aim is to both support and enable our Sales divisions to achieve both sales and margin targets while embracing our core Marketing and Category Management principles.




Sales are the touch point with our customers providing a two way communication for mutual benefit; we do everything in our power to ensure our customers receive an exceptional experience in quality, service and value.




Ensure that our logistics infrastructure and processes have the ability to meet and surpass the expectations of our customers while operating to best in class standards. We supply an end to end supply chain solution for your retail store or business.




The Marketing Department aims to provide innovative campaigns across all mediums. Our Marketing Department develop both local and national campaigns to ensure our retailer appeal to their target audience and our brands have a strong presence nationally.




We ensure that we have the systems in place to support the customer at every level relating to I.T. Achieve efficient and value added solutions to our symbol retailers. Develop projects that ensure our customers remain at the forefront of industry innovations. Ensure we have a strong relationship with our suppliers and as a consequence ensure a fluid pathway to and from all aspects of the company.



Barry Group is one of Ireland’s leading wholesalers. We provide high quality service to our many trading partners through our two selling divisions.

Our symbol sales division provide profitable retail solutions to our many retail partners and we encourage innovation to ensure our consumers are delighted with their shopping experience.



Jim Barry
Managing Director
James A Barry
James A. Barry
Denis Kennedy
Denis Kennedy
Niall Hartnett
Niall Hartnett
H.R. Director
Edwina Lucey
Edwina Lucey
Sales Director
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