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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

Reason to cheer: Industry revenue expands despite supermarkets bypassing wholesalers

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
Revenue
£11bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
16,192
Businesses
2,243
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry displays a relatively low level of market share concentration. Between them, the top four players in the industry are expected to account for only 21.7% of total industry revenue in 2014-15. With the exception of Matthew Clark, the largest players in the industry are either alcohol producers like Diageo or cash-and-carry chains such as the Booker Group. Market share concentration has remained stable over the past five years... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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. This 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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