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Bord Bia Whitepaper 2020 on Irish Food Service Industry

15 June 2020

Coming into 2020, the Irish foodservice industry, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, was in a relatively strong position. Bord Bia / Technomic research indicated that the foodservice industry totaled €8.6 billion on the island of Ireland at the end of 2019. Growth had been strong, with ROI showing 4.9% value growth in 2019 and NI growing at 3.5%. Forecasts for the future were expecting similar (albeit slightly lower) growth rates for the next several years, in conjunction with expectations of continued economic growth.

When COVID-19 first started making headlines in late 2019, very few people would have expected the global impact that would occur as a result of the spread of the virus.

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