Ice-Cream is the largest sector within Frozen worth €99m, growing at +7.5% YoY. It is closely followed by Meat, Potato Products & Fish. All sectors are in growth.
Ireland has both large and small scale frozen food manufacturers. Manufactured in Ireland, household brand names such as Goodfellas, Green Isle and Weightwatchers can be found in frozen food aisles around the world. These large scale manufacturing plants provide significant employment and contribute to our growing food and drink exports.
In addition to these well-known brands the Irish frozen food industry manufacture under contract for international brands i.e. ice cream, ready meals and pizzas. Over the last ten years the industry has seen the emergence of smaller premium, functional and dietary products such as artisan ice cream, free from dairy products, small batch prepared foods and artisan pizzas.