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: Ireland's food and drink industry will benefit from positive spillovers from the country's macroeconomic growth trajectory, and we are particularly positive on 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.

Food & Drink Spending
(2013-2020)
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, national statistics

Key Trends & Industry Developments

  • On a per capita basis, food consumption in local currency is forecast to grow by 2.3% in 2016 and an average of 2.2% over our forecast period to 2020.

  • The non-alcoholic drinks category, which includes sub categories like coffee, tea and juices, is forecast to record compound annual growth of 2.7% in local currency terms over 2015-2020.

BMI Industry View
7
Key Trends & Industry Developments
7
SWOT
8
Food & Drink
8
Industry Forecast
10
Consumer Outlook
10
Latest Updates
10
Structural Trends
10
Food
13
Latest Updates
13
Structural Trends
13
Table: Food Sales (Ireland 2013-2020)
14
Drink
15
Latest Updates
15
Structural Trends
16
Table: Non-Alcoholic Drink Sales (Ireland 2013-2020)
17
Mass Grocery Retail
17
Latest Updates
17
Structural Trends
17
Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index
19
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index
19
Table: Western Europe Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q216
21
Ireland Risk/Reward Index
24
Market Overview
25
Food
25
Recent Developments
25
Market Drivers & Trends
25
Drink
29
Recent Developments
29
Market Drivers & Trends
29
Mass Grocery Retail
32
Recent Developments
32
Market Drivers & Trends
32
Competitive Landscape
35
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Food Sector
35
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Drink Sector
37
Table: Key Players In Ireland's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
38
Company Profile
39
C&C
39
Greencore
43
Kerry Group
46
Tesco Ireland
50
Demographic Forecast
53
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ireland 1990-2025)
54
Table: Key Population Ratios (Ireland 1990-2025)
54
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Ireland 1990-2025)
55
Table: Population By Age Group (Ireland 1990-2025)
55
Table: Population By Age Group % (Ireland 1990-2025)
56
Glossary
58
Food & Drink
58
Mass Grocery Retail
58
Methodology
60
Industry Forecast Methodology
60
Sector-Specific Methodology
61
Sources
61
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
62
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
63
Table: Weighting
64

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.