Consumers spend €3.6m on BBQ foods in month to July

Dunnes holds the highest market share amongst all retailers

Irish consumers have not let the rainy weather dampen their spirits, with consumers spending more on barbecue foods and picnic produce in the month to July 9. Picture: Getty

Irish consumers have not let the recent wet weather dampen their spirits with consumers spending an additional €3.6 million on chilled burgers, grills, and ice-cream combined in the four weeks to July 9, according to figures from Kantar.

With children off school and Irish shoppers taking time off for the summer, typical produce for homemade lunches and picnics such as cooked meats, yoghurts, chilled prepared salads, and hot beverages all saw a significant boost in ...