I hear Acorn Independent Merchants, or the Acorn Group as it’s better known, has taken on a new CEO.

Young Offaly man, Barry Larkin, will head up the group.

Larkin has worked for CropLink for the past four years as an account manager providing technical support. He previously worked as an agronomist in Australia and carried out a masters in crop science at UCD.


Larkin steps into the shoes of Pat Murphy, who is retiring after 11 years.

Murphy joined Acorn Independent Merchants when he departed Minch Sales in 2009.