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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 | Feb 2014

Smashed: The industry struggles to grow as supermarkets drink up wholesaler revenue

IBISWorld’s Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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
£10bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
16,502
Businesses
2,274
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry faces challenging times. 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 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, rising alcohol duties and the introduction of a smoking ban have forced pubs to close... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

In general, alcoholic beverage wholesalers are located close to manufacturers and customers. Alcoholic beverage producers are located in traditional manufacturing regions with access to high quality water, relatively low-cost labour and high population density, while customers are spread across the United Kingdom, but concentrated in large cities and urban areas. Being located in proximity to customers helps reduce distribution and transport costs, subsequently increasing delivery times to end markets.

The most important regions for alcoholic beverage wholesaling include the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East and North West... 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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