Irish Beverage Council

The Irish Beverage Council (IBC) represents companies that produce, distribute and market soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled waters, sports and energy drinks throughout the island of Ireland. IBC is organised as a part of Food Drink Ireland (FDI) a business sector within Ibec.

The sector is a significant part of Irish trade as a source of business for other Irish producers, sub-suppliers, and retailers. According to statistics from Bord Bia, the beverage industry, are a large contributor to the economy with a value of €1.5 billion.

The Irish beverage industry employs over 3,500 people directly and indirectly supports over 3,000 additional jobs. We provide employment to all classes and all skill levels, and aim to support continued employment and business growth to protect our employees’ and customers’ interests in the future.

Our contribution to the Irish economy occurs through many channels. Consumers spend over €600 million per year on industry products in stores. Industry payroll is just over €100 million, and we spend approximately the same amount on Irish-sourced materials and services. The industry also exports over €133 million in goods each year.

The Irish Beverage Council represent the interests of industry at local, national and international level and is a member of Unesda – Soft Drinks Europe, AIJN - European Fruit Juice Association and the European Federation of Bottled Waters.

The European beverage sector is a part of the fabric of the EU economy. The industry contributes well over €55 billion value-added impact up and down the supply chain from the agricultural and packaging sectors, through to the transport and retail sectors. Across Europe it supports over one million jobs directly and indirectly and delivers €22 billion in tax payments per year.

Shane Lyster
Irish Beverage Council (IBC)
Phone: +353 1 605 1638

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