The Pettitt family has a long history of retailing in Wexford. Since 1825 Cormac Pettitt’s Great-Great Grandfather and Great-Great-Great Grandfather ran a grocery, wine and spirit business in Wexford’s main street. The business passed from generation to generation and has expanded significantly with Cormac’s father Des purchasing Sleedagh Farm in 1986 to raise high quality beef cattle for the Pettitt stores. Cormac Pettitt took over as Managing Director in 2008 and carries on the principles handed down to him from his Grandfather Jackie and Father Des "Get to know your customers and give them the best service and value you can".
The Pettitt Group have 6 stores, and employ over 500 people in St. Aidan’s, Keywest, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Arklow and Athy combined. In January 2006, Pettitt’s joined SuperValu, the franchise group operated by Musgrave’s. The strong Irish brand compliments what Pettitt’s are known for: superior customer service and quality fresh produce. Pettitt’s Supermarkets have a strong reputation for being customer and community focused.