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60% of Irish People Eat Fish Regularly Six out of ten (60%) Irish people eat fish at least once a week according to the latest Consumer Intelligence survey by Empathy Research. Of the 926 participants, more men (64%) than women (58%) are likely to intake fish regularly. Irish ambitions to become global player in seafood industry Ireland’s seafood industry has the potential to achieve €1 billion in sales by 2020 creating 3,000 new jobs in the process, according to a BIM organised industry conference titled “Irish Seafood – Becoming a Global Player”. Irish consumers spending 5% more on fish According to a Kantar Worldpanel report on the fish market in 2012, Irish consumption grew during 2012 as consumers purchased within the category more frequently. Irish Consumers More Likely To Purchase From Familiar Brands 67% Of Irish Respondents Would Consider Value Options. A new study conducted by Nielsen has found that 60% of Irish consumers prefer to buy new products from a familiar brand. Market opportuntities highlighted at Bord Bia Small Business Open Day According to latest Kantar Worldpanel data presented at the annual Bord Bia Small Business Open Day, the current value of the Irish grocery market is €9 billion with average grocery spend per household at €5,400 per annum. Acquisitions, mergers rise in food sector A 32% rise in the value of merger and acquisition activity in the Irish food and beverage sector, to €726m, was recorded in 2012. Irish Food Exports to Asia Increase by 75% Since 2010 According to new figures released by Bord Bia, the value of Irish food and drink exports in 2012 surpassed €9 billion for the first time. Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 – Bord Bia report Record export levels for Irish food and beverages have been announced by Bord Bia for 2012, with the total worth of exports passing the €9 billion mark.


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