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