Top of the food chain

By market capitalisation, Irish food and beverage companies account for almost 50 per cent of the Iseq, writes Barry J Whyte.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
16th March, 2014
Stan McCarthy, chief executive, Kerry Group: food and beverage companies account for almost 50 per cent of the Iseq. Picture: Feargal Ward

It's been a long time since Irish banks bestrode the Iseq and the world. Today, with the financial institutions still largely on life support machines, it is Irish food companies that dominate Ireland's stock exchange.

In fact, by market capitalisation, food and beverage companies, such as Kerry, Glanbia, Aryzta, Fyffes, Total Produce, Origin, Donegal Creameries and C&C Group, account for almost 50 per cent of the Iseq.

According to David Holohan, head of research...

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