Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.342 | Nov 2014

In good spirits: Revenue expands thanks to rising demand for wine, cider and craft beers

IBISWorld’s Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Diageo plc Diageo plc market share
Matthew Clark Holdings Matthew Clark Holdings market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry has endured mixed fortunes during the past five years. During the past decade, several trends in both downstream and upstream markets have damaged alcohol wholesalers by constraining revenue growth and eating into profit margins. Consolidation in the beer, wine and spirits production and retailing industries has strengthened the market power of wholesalers' suppliers and customers, resulting in wholesalers often being bypassed in the off-trade supply chain.

On-trade markets have also come under pressure because falling patronage, declining beer consumption, rising operating costs, increasing alcohol duties and the introduction of a smoking ban have forced pubs to close... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Alcohol wholesalers have struggled because the changing face of the UK alcohol retailing market has constrained growth. During the past five years, the strong buying power of the major supermarkets has led to specialist wholesalers increasingly being cut out of the supply chain, while the hospitality sector has been smashed by a host of negative factors. Demand for alcoholic beverages was also constrained by the economic downturn, which led many consumers to moderate their drinking habits. Strengthening economic conditions and rising demand for wine, cider and craft beers have resulted in moderate growth since 2011-12. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.6% to £10.9 billion... purchase to read more


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What is the Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry purchase alcoholic beverages from producers and distribute them to retailers in both the on- and off-trades. The industry also includes alcohol producers that import products for distribution in the United Kingdom.

Industry Products
WineBeerSpiritsCider Sparkling wine
Industry Activities
Beer wholesalingWine wholesalingSpirits wholesalingCider wholesaling

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