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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.342 | May 2016

Raise a glass: Rising demand for premium alcohol has offset the decline in pubs

The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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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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