Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Participants in the Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry purchase alcoholic beverages from producers and distribute them to on-trade and off-trade retailers. Changing consumer habits and trends within downstream markets have knock-on effects on alcoholic beverage wholesalers. As a result of fluctuating downstream conditions, the industry has endured mixed fortunes over the past five years.
At the start of the five-years period through 2016-17, downstream markets were under pressure from declining alcohol consumption, high alcohol taxes and challenging economic conditions in key downstream markets. The closure of many traditional pubs throughout the United Kingdom had a knock-on effect on wholesalers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry has performed relatively well over the past five years. Although the lingering effects of the economic downturn weighed on the industry's performance during the first few years of the period, the economic recovery has since significantly improved downstream market conditions for wholesale operators. Weak consumer demand at the beginning of the period caused revenue to contract, and revenue fell especially dramatically in 2012-13 as a struggling economy weighed on demand from the hospitality sector and alcohol retailing market. The industry has since managed to shrug off the negative effects of the downturn, while rising demand for boutique wines and craft beers and ciders has resulted in stable growth for operators in recent years... purchase to read more