FOUNDED IN 1948 BY MR. JAMES DUFFY
The company was founded in 1948 by Mr. James Duffy and since then Leydens has grown to become one of the leading Wholesale Cash & Carry distributors in Ireland. Today it operates from its headquarters in Dublin where over 40 people are employed, with a turnover in excess of €40 million per annum. Leydens is still very much a family business and has developed from what was once a local business, serving local retailers, publicans and caterers in Dublin, to now serving customers both nationally and internationally, supplying thousands of products each week to customers across Ireland, the UK and the wider EU.
STONEHOUSE GROUP MEMBER
Leydens is a proud member of the Stonehouse Group, which is a buying group formed in 2000 but has its roots going back to the 1960’s.
Comprising of 30 members, employing a combined 1000 staff, it has a group turnover of approx. €500 million per annum. Visit Stonehouse for more information.
Our traditional business focuses on the supply and distribution of ambient grocery, catering, wines, spirits and hardware products. More recently however, Leydens has grown to become a leading distributor of Sport Nutrition Brands in Ireland.
SPORTS NUTRITION DISTRIBUTOR
Sports Nutrition is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, more broadly known as Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements. It is projected that by 2021, the consumer market for sports nutrition products will be worth $60 billion worldwide.
As part of this strategic change, which began almost twenty years ago, Leydens has emerged as the leading distributor of major Sports Nutrition brands in Ireland. These brand names include MaxiNutrition, SciTec, MultiPower, Grenade, Oh Yeah, MediEvil, Quest and MusclePharm to name but a few. Visit our online showroom here to learn more.