Ireland Food & Drink Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food & drink industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index, Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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Ireland Food & Drink Report
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BMI View: Private consumption will continue playing an increasing role driving growth over the coming years as Ireland builds on its spectacular 2015 growth , outperforming the eurozone in 2016 and 2017. The Food & Drink market will benefit from positive spillover s from this trajectory , and we are particularly enamoured with the discount and hypermarket sub-sectors of Mass Grocery Retail. The likes of Aldi and Iceland are rapidly increasing their presence in the country, heating up competition with incumbent retailers. The outlook for the alcohol market is less impressive, as per capita consumption drops amid health concerns and policies from the government designed to cut back spending on beer and vodka.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)

  • Total food consumption growth year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2016: +3.3%

  • Per capita food consumption growth y-o-y in 2016: +2.3%

  • Soft drinks value sales growth y-o-y in 2016: +3.6%

  • Beer value sales decline y-o-y in 2016: -0.9%

  • Total mass grocery retail (MGR) sales growth y-o-y in 2016: +4.5%

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
9
Food
9
Drink
11
Mass Grocery Retail
13
Industry Forecast
15
Consumer Outlook
15
Food
17
Food Consumption
17
Table: Food Consumption Indicators - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2012-2019)
17
Confectionery
18
Table: Confectionery Value/Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2012-2019)
18
Meat
19
Table: Meat Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecast (Ireland 2014-2019)
19
Fish
20
Table: Fish Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts
20
Frozen Fruit And Vegetables
21
Table: Frozen Fruit & Vegetables Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
21
Snack Foods
22
Table: Sweet Biscuits Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
22
Table: Jams & Jellies Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecast (Ireland 2014-2019)
22
Pasta
23
Table: Pasta Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
23
Oils & Fats
23
Table: Oils & Fats Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2012-2019)
23
Dairy
24
Table: Dairy Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
25
Drink
26
Soft Drinks
26
Table: Soft Drinks Sales, Production & Trade (Ireland 2014-2019)
27
Alcoholic Drinks
28
Table: Alcoholic Drinks Value/Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
30
Hot Drinks
31
Table: Hot Drink Value/Volume Sales, Production & Trade - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
32
Mass Grocery Retail
32
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
33
Table: Organised Retail Market Share
33
Trade
34
Table: Trade Balance - Historical Data & Forecasts (Ireland 2014-2019)
35
Macroeconomic Forecast
36
Economic Analysis
36
Table: Economic Activity (Ireland 2010-2019)
44
Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index
45
Western Europe - Risk/Reward Index
45
Table: Western Europe Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q315
46
Ireland Risk/Reward Index
50
Market Overview
51
Food
51
Agri-Food
51
Confectionery
52
Prepared Food
53
Dairy
54
Drink
54
Soft Drinks
54
Alcoholic Drinks
55
Mass Grocery Retail
57
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format (Ireland 2006-2015)
59
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format (Ireland 2006-2015)
59
Industry Trends And Developments
60
Food
60
Key Industry Trends And Developments
60
Drink
72
Key Industry Trends And Developments
72
Mass Grocery Retail
78
Key Industry Trends And Developments
78
Competitive Landscape
82
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Food Sector
82
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Drink Sector
84
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
85
Company Profile
86
C&C
86
Greencore
91
Kerry Group
94
Tesco Ireland
98
Global Industry Overview
102
Table: Australia, Uk And Usa Estimated Herfindahl-Hirschman Index Scores - Food Retail Industry
105
Table: Boston Beer Company, Ab Inbev, Heineken And Sabmiller - Selected Trailing Return And Efficiency Ratios
113
Table: Food and Drink Core Views - Q215 Roundup
119
Demographic Forecast
121
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ireland 1990-2025)
122
Table: Key Population Ratios (Ireland 1990-2025)
122
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Ireland 1990-2025)
123
Table: Population By Age Group (Ireland 1990-2025)
123
Table: Population By Age Group % (Ireland 1990-2025)
124
Glossary
126
Food & Drink
126
Mass Grocery Retail
126
Methodology
128
Industry Forecast Methodology
128
Sector-Specific Methodology
129
Sources
129
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
130
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
131
Table: Weighting
132

The Ireland Food & Drink Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Ireland Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Ireland.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Ireland to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Irish food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Ireland through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the mass grocery retail market.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Food Forecasts

BMI’s food chapter is divided into sections such as meat, fish, confectionary, dairy and canned foods, and provides insight into each market’s food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

  • Industry Forecast Scenario: Historical data series and a forecast to end-2019 for growth of key indicators within a market’s food industry. Indicators include food consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.
  • Industry Developments: A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.
  • Market Overview: An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food chapter, the drink section provides insight into each market’s drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into each market’s grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown of the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape

Illustration of the mass grocery retail and food and drink industries via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. This chapter also includes data-rich, in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the region’s leading mass grocery retail and food and drink operators.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Food & Drink reports draw on an extensive network primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.