Packaged Food in Ireland

December 2020
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Packaged Food industry in Ireland with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to a comprehensive range of core packaged food categories.

If you're in the Packaged Food industry in Ireland, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Packaged Food in Ireland report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Packaged Food in Ireland?
  • Which are the leading brands in Packaged Food in Ireland?
  • How are products distributed in Packaged Food in Ireland?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce and/or the expansion of modern grocery retail impacting traditional retail?
  • What are the key health and wellness concerns driving, or challenging, sales in Packaged Food?
  • How significant are vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements in determining sales growth in Ireland?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted consumer demand? To what extent have lockdown, home seclusion and stockpiling boosted sales? Will the longer term economic repercussions of the pandemic stimulate or suppress future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?
  • How significant will values-based claims, such as sustainability and ethical labelling, be in supporting future growth and brand equity?

Packaged Food in Ireland

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on packaged food
COVID-19 country impact
Company response
Retailing shift
Foodservice vs retail split
What next for packaged food?

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Providers of packaged food to foodservice outlets in Ireland suffer from a loss in contracts and revenues as these outlets were forced to close for several months in 2020 Foodservice providers were forced to adapt their packaged food products to be more compatible with takeaway and home delivery in 2020 Use of temperature screening technology becomes widespread among foodservice providers
Consumer Foodservice
Loss of tourism due to COVID-19 negatively affects sales of food to consumers through foodservice channels in 2020 Quick service restaurants were better prepared to undertake operational challenges required by COVID-19 and the related lockdown measures Foodservice outlets at retailers also struggle from a loss in sales in 2020, as consumers’ visits have noticeably shortened
Category Data
Chart 1 Packaged Food Value Sales Growth Scenarios: 2018-2025 Chart 2 Packaged Food Impact of Drivers on Value Sales: 2017-2025 Table 1 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 2 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 3 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 4 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025

MARKET DATA

Table 5 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 6 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 7 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 8 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 9 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 10 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 11 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 12 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2015-2020 Table 13 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 14 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2020 Table 15 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 16 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 17 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 18 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

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SOURCES

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Chocolate confectionery overall suffers in 2020 in response to the pandemic, however, some product areas benefit from lockdown
Mondelez Ireland Production Ltd remains leading player whilst Mars Foods Ireland Ltd grows in popularity amongst Vegans
Lockdown causes shifts within retail distribution in 2020

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Chocolate confectionery recovers from as soon as 2021 as lockdown eases and consumers return to socialising
Health and wellness trend flourishes over the forecast period in response to the pandemic
Brexit could potentially harm availability of chocolate confectionery over the forecast period
Summary 2 Other Chocolate Confectionery by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 19 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 20 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 21 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 22 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 23 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 24 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 25 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 26 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Gum in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Gum suffers in 2020 as lockdown restricts demand
Wrigley Ireland Ltd continues dominating highly fragmented shares in 2020
The COVID-19 crisis postpones further action towards gum litter in 2020

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Gum will recover from as soon as 2021, with chewing gum outperforming bubble gum once again
Packaging innovation will likely cater to on the go consumption over the forecast period
Sugar-free gum will increase in popularity over the forecast period

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 32 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 33 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 34 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 35 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 36 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2016-2020 Table 37 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2017-2020 Table 38 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 39 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 40 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 41 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 42 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sugar Confectionery in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Sugar confectionery will overall be negatively impacted in 2020 due to COVID-19, however some product areas will benefit from the pandemic
Mondelez Ireland Product Ltd continues to lead whilst private labels benefit from premiumisation in 2020
Major shifts across retail distributions in 2020 due to lockdown restrictions

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Sugar confectionery will underperform over the forecast period due to financial difficulties and the war on sugar
Veganism will likely continue gathering pace post pandemic
The health and wellness trend will lead to products containing less sugar over the forecast period
Summary 3 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 43 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 44 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 45 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 46 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 47 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 48 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 49 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 50 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 51 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 52 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 53 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 54 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Sweet biscuits, snack bars and fruit snacks benefits in 2020 from consumers snacking more during lockdown
Private label increases its share in 2020 due to consumer familiarity
Distribution value sales shift due to lockdown restrictions, with e-commerce largely benefiting

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

A bleak future for sweet biscuits, snack bars and fruit snacks over the forecast period despite performing well during the pandemic
Protein/energy bars will perform well later in the forecast period as normality restores and consumers once again prioritise health
Sweet biscuits will focus on indulgence rather than health as the health and wellness trend gathers pace post lockdown

CATEGORY DATA

Table 55 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 56 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 57 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 58 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 61 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2016-2020 Table 62 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2017-2020 Table 63 NBO Company Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2016-2020 Table 64 LBN Brand Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2017-2020 Table 65 NBO Company Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 67 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 68 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 69 Distribution of Snack Bars by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 70 Distribution of Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 71 Forecast Sales of Biscuits and Snack Bars by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 72 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 73 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 74 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Ice cream and frozen desserts will see current value sales fall in 2020 due to lockdown restrictions
Unilever Ireland Ltd continues to lead whilst vegan and low-calorie ice cream increases in demand
Forecourt retailers loses value shares whilst e-commerce and discounters gather pace in due to lockdown

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ice cream and frozen desserts will recover from as soon as 2021 as lockdown lifts at the beginning of the forecast period
Frozen yoghurt will drop in demand in 2021 despite largely benefiting from the pandemic
Veganism will gather pace over the forecast period in Ireland

CATEGORY DATA

Table 75 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 76 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 77 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 78 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 79 Sales of Ice Cream by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 80 Sales of Impulse Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 85 NBO Company Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 86 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 91 Distribution of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 92 Distribution of Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 93 Distribution of Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 94 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 95 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 96 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 97 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Savoury Snacks in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Savoury snacks will largely benefit from the pandemic in 2020 as the snacking trend increases during lockdown
Irish brands continue to dominate highly fragmented shares in 2020
Forecourt retailers lose value share whilst e-commerce gains some due to lockdown restrictions

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Savoury snacks will see a dip in performance in 2021, before returning to strong growth over the rest of the forecast period
Premiumisation poses a threat for big potato brands over the forecast period
Innovation over the forecast period will focus on health benefits
Summary 4 Other Savoury Snacks by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 98 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 99 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 100 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 101 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 102 NBO Company Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 103 LBN Brand Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 104 Distribution of Savoury Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 105 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 106 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 107 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 108 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baby Food in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Low rates of breastfeeding benefit sales of milk formula products
Organic ingredients and convenient options drive developments in baby food
Leading players see negative press from factory mishaps, whilst smaller domestic players slowly gain shares assisted by foreign investment

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Milk formula to stay robust, with further developments expected over forecast period
Organic and convenience-related trends look set to drive innovations across baby food
Export opportunities for domestic producers thanks to Ireland’s strong dairy industry

CATEGORY DATA

Table 109 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 110 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 111 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 112 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 113 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 114 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 115 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 116 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 117 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 118 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 119 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Butter and Spreads in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Butter gets boost from upsurge in home-baking due to conditions caused by COVID-19
Ornua Co-op supports its members with EUR1 billion worth of stock purchases
Top three companies maintain their leads, with competition set to heat up between the smaller players in a fragmented landscape

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Developments driven by free-from, organic and fortified variants
Co-operatives and partnerships provide support and wider distribution capacity for smaller players
Ongoing promotion of home-cooking keeps stimulating retail sales as foodservice channels reopen

CATEGORY DATA

Table 120 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 121 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 122 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 123 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 124 NBO Company Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 125 LBN Brand Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 126 Distribution of Butter and Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 127 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 128 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 129 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 130 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Cheese in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Cheese benefits from both home-cooking and snacking trends caused by lockdowns
Restrictions on exports due to COVID-19 and Brexit lead players to diversify their portfolios
Domestic and private label brands dominate cheese thanks to Ireland’s strong tradition of dairy

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Players face challenges from Brexit to environmental issues, yet still look set to see healthy growth overall
Ongoing trend for artisanal cheese set to continue to inspire developments
Polarised portfolios with traditional cheap cheddar and higher-priced specialist cheeses will give players a competitive advantage

CATEGORY DATA

Table 131 Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 132 Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 133 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 134 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 135 Sales of Spreadable Processed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 136 Sales of Unprocessed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 137 NBO Company Shares of Cheese: % Value 2016-2020 Table 138 LBN Brand Shares of Cheese: % Value 2017-2020 Table 139 Distribution of Cheese by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 140 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 141 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 142 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 143 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Drinking Milk Products in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Fresh milk strongly supported by Ireland’s dairy traditions
Milk alternatives continues to grow, led my specialist Alpro
Glanbia Plc maintains lead and states an organic position against environmental slurs, whilst co-operatives continue to grow in power

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

New product developments in fortified/functional and milk alternatives set to drive sales and create competition with baby milk
Dairy co-operatives set to continue to grow in power, due to their notable benefits
Environmentally friendly farming becomes increasingly important

CATEGORY DATA

Table 144 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 145 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 146 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 147 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 148 NBO Company Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 149 LBN Brand Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 150 Distribution of Drinking Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 151 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 152 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 153 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 154 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Polarisation in yoghurt between plain and natural, and premium with exotic flavours
Kefir continues to gain traction due to healthy image and widening availability
Multinationals lead the segment, but traditional domestic players still show strong competition

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities for domestic players to benefit from Brexit, due to high percentage of yoghurt in Ireland being imported
Clever promotions and charitable actions give domestic players solutions to challenges
Adapted marketing strategies for plain and flavoured yoghurt, with nutritional value being the common ground

CATEGORY DATA

Table 155 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 156 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 157 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 158 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 159 Sales of Flavoured Yoghurt by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 160 NBO Company Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 161 LBN Brand Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 162 Distribution of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 163 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 164 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 165 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 166 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Other Dairy in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Other dairy sees stronger impact from COVID-19, as products are generally seen as non-essential purchases
Innovations in fromage frais and quark help the segment to compete against yoghurt
Shares are fragmented beyond the leading players, with well-known brands using targeted launches to win share

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Clever sales strategies needed to make products stand out on the shop shelves
Niche and healthy dairy- and gluten-free desserts hold opportunities for growth
Fromage frais and quark supported by being more essential and seeing ongoing innovations

CATEGORY DATA

Table 167 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 168 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 169 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 170 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 171 Sales of Cream by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 172 NBO Company Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2016-2020 Table 173 LBN Brand Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2017-2020 Table 174 Distribution of Other Dairy by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 175 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 176 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 177 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 178 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Edible Oils in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Increased demand for local products helping rapeseed oil to take share from imported oils
More frequent at-home cooking driving retail volumes of edible oils
Competitive landscape changing as the effects of the pandemic affect smaller manufacturers

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

E-commerce and smaller retailers to provide weak competition to larger retailers
Rapeseed oil to continue to take share from less-healthy and imported oils
Demand for more premium edible oil varieties to grow

CATEGORY DATA

Table 179 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 180 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 181 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 182 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 183 NBO Company Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2016-2020 Table 184 LBN Brand Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2017-2020 Table 185 Distribution of Edible Oils by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 186 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 187 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 188 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 189 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ready Meals in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Lockdown stockpiling provides a boost to shelf stable and frozen ready meals
Dinner mixes benefits from foodservice closures and more widespread home cooking
Chilled and frozen pizza growing as an alternative to takeaways

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Return to office working to drive sales of chilled ready meals
Increased home cooking to fuel great dinner mix sales
Chilled ready meals to benefit from consumers’ shift to e-commerce

CATEGORY DATA

Table 190 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 191 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 192 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 193 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 194 Sales of Chilled Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2015-2020 Table 195 Sales of Frozen Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2015-2020 Table 196 NBO Company Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 197 LBN Brand Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 198 Distribution of Ready Meals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 199 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 200 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 201 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 202 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Stockpiling focussed growth on ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard
The home cooking boom driving sales of chilli sauces and soy sauces
Difficulties in the retail supply chain providing opportunities for private label

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Barbecue sauces to gain from consumers’ desire to experiment with new tastes
Stockpiling mentality to continue to influence consumer behaviour
Economic concerns to drive growth in private label

CATEGORY DATA

Table 203 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 204 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 205 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 206 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 207 Sales of Cooking Sauces by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 208 NBO Company Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2016-2020 Table 209 LBN Brand Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2017-2020 Table 210 Distribution of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 211 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 212 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 213 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 214 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Spreads in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Prophylactic qualities of honey ensure strong demand
Lockdown stockpiling fuels growth of chocolate spreads and seed based spreads
Private label making headway in jams and preserves thanks to low prices

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

New indulgent favours to present an alternative to healthier brands
Private label to benefit from growing reluctance to pay premium prices for non-essential items
Health and wellness trend to support the performance of honey

CATEGORY DATA

Table 215 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 216 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 217 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 218 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 219 Sales of Jams and Preserves by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 220 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 221 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 222 Distribution of Sweet Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 223 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 224 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 225 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 226 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Soup in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Chilled soup gains from consumers’ switch to lockdown lifestyles
Stockpiling drives retail sales of shelf stable and instant soup
Reliable supply chains an increasingly important factor in retail sales growth

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Consumers to migrate from dehydrated soup to fresh options
The growing health and wellness trend to drive retail sales of chilled soup
Leading soup brands to grow their share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 227 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 228 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 229 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 230 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 231 Sales of Soup by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 232 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2016-2020 Table 233 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2017-2020 Table 234 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 235 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 236 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 237 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 238 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baked Goods in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Packaged baked goods sees stockpiling boost, as foodservice players switch into retail to maintain sales
Enhanced trend for home-baking sees flour and yeast shortages in shops
Domestic player Joseph Brennan Bakeries maintains lead overall and in bread per se, thank to longstanding tradition and wide range of modern offerings

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Flat bread and healthier options set to become increasingly popular
Frozen baked goods set to face declines due to healthy eating trends and little innovation
Recovery expected overall, due to baked goods being ongoing consumer staples

CATEGORY DATA

Table 239 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 240 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 241 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 242 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 243 Sales of Pastries by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 244 NBO Company Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2016-2020 Table 245 LBN Brand Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2017-2020 Table 246 Distribution of Baked Goods by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 247 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 248 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 249 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 250 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Breakfast Cereals in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Breakfast cereals benefits from stockpiling due to lockdowns, thanks to long shelf life and ease of storage
Children’s breakfast cereals sees ongoing slump, due to unhealthy image and increase in home-cooked breakfasts
Kellogg maintains its company lead thanks to ongoing innovation to meet changing consumer needs, as domestic Flahavan’s tops the brand list

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Health and wellness trend continues to stimulate demand in muesli and granola
Private label brands set to benefit from reduced consumer spending power
Multinational players hold strongest positions during disruptions, due to greater financial and distribution powers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 251 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 252 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 253 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 254 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 255 NBO Company Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 256 LBN Brand Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 257 Distribution of Breakfast Cereals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 258 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 259 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 260 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 261 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Meat and Seafood in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Processed meat and seafood sees boost from uptick in home-cooking and stockpiling, with meat substitutes continuing to gain
E-commerce channels develop rapidly, with Kerrigan’s Craft Butchers a perfect example of tradition and modern strategies
Leading players maintain the status quo, thanks to strong positioning and acquisitions

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing impact to meat industry expected to lead to smaller business closures and likely acquisitions
Expansion of meat substitutes set to drive ongoing innovation
Organic options set to drive growth in chilled and frozen processed seafood

CATEGORY DATA

Table 262 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 263 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 264 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 265 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 266 Sales of Shelf Stable Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 267 Sales of Chilled Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 268 Sales of Frozen Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 269 Sales of Frozen Processed Poultry by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 270 Sales of Frozen Processed Seafood by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 271 NBO Company Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2016-2020 Table 272 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2017-2020 Table 273 Distribution of Processed Meat and Seafood by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 274 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 275 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 276 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 277 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Fruit and Vegetables in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Processed fruit and vegetables seen boost from stockpiling and home-cooking, despite production challenges caused by COVD-19
Consumers call for organic and domestic produce in frozen and chilled fruit
Valeo Foods maintains company lead, but faces growing pressure from other brands

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Consumer price sensitivity and desire for fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetable, set to pose challenges for processed varieties
International and traditional home-cooking trends to drive sales
Economy options and private label offerings to become increasingly popular

CATEGORY DATA

Table 278 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 279 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 280 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 281 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 282 Sales of Frozen Processed Vegetables by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 283 NBO Company Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2016-2020 Table 284 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2017-2020 Table 285 Distribution of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 286 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 287 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 288 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 289 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Rice, Pasta and Noodles in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Rice pasta and noodles benefits from foodservice closures and lockdowns, with an uptick in stockpiling and home-cooking
Private label players ramp up their e-commerce offerings to meet growing consumer demand
Valeo Foods manages to hold onto its marginal overall lead, as private label competition heats up

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dried pasta and plain noodles set to see healthy growth over forecast period thanks to their simplicity
Longer expiry dates and home-cooked foreign cuisine set to be major drivers for growth
Larger packaging sizes continue to attract consumers due to economy value and convenience

CATEGORY DATA

Table 290 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 291 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 292 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 293 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 294 Sales of Instant Noodles by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 295 NBO Company Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 296 LBN Brand Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 297 NBO Company Shares of Rice: % Value 2016-2020 Table 298 LBN Brand Shares of Rice: % Value 2017-2020 Table 299 NBO Company Shares of Pasta: % Value 2016-2020 Table 300 LBN Brand Shares of Pasta: % Value 2017-2020 Table 301 NBO Company Shares of Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 302 LBN Brand Shares of Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 303 Distribution of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 304 Distribution of Rice by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 305 Distribution of Pasta by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 306 Distribution of Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 307 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 308 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 309 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 310 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025
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