Coca-Cola has once again topped the list of Ireland's favourite brands, according to the latest Top 100 survey by Checkout and NeilsenIQ.

This marks the 17th year in a row that the US drinks giant has been deemed the country's favourite brand.

Tayto was ranked second, making it the top Irish brand on this year's list.

Avonmore and Brennans also made the top 10, alongside brands like Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Lucozade and Red Bull.

However Monster was the only new addition to the top 10 - moving up four places to seventh.

Further down the list a number of Irish brands enjoyed strong gains compared to their placement in 2020.

Fitzgerald's Family Bakery moved up 35 places, from 76th to 41st, Stafford's Bakeries gained 24 places to reach 62th, while family-run crisp brand Keogh's moved 23 places to stand at 70th position.

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According to Checkout, only two brands entered the Top 100 for the first time - Irish oats brand Odlums and cat food-maker Felix, which came in at 96th and 98th respectively.

"Like 2020, 2021 has been defined by the Covid-19 pandemic, which created a seismic shift in consumer purchasing habits," Checkout editor Maev Martin said.

"In 2020, we witnessed a big transition to in-home food and drink consumption. This continued into 2021 and will remain with us until there is a return to an open economy," she added.



Ms Martin also said she was seeing strong sales growth for Irish brands, and shoppers have moved away from shopping little and often and are making fewer and bigger trips.

"All of this has benefitted fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands in the grocery retail sector, and Irish brands have, once again, excelled in Checkout's Top 100 Brands 2021," she stated.

"All of these performances, and the many other big ranking improvements by non-Irish brands, should generate some optimism in the grocery retail industry about the prospects for growth over the coming months," she added.