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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 | Jun 2014

Reason to cheer: Industry revenue expands despite supermarkets bypassing wholesalers

IBISWorld’s Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Investment Chapter

Alcoholic beverage wholesaling requires a medium level of capital investment as measured by the capital-to-labour ratio. In 2014-15, IBISWorld estimates that the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry is about 1:3.42. This means that producers require £3.42 worth of labour for every £1.00 of capital invested. This ratio reflects the labour-intensive nature of the industry, which requires stock personnel, sales staff, drivers and marketing professionals to carry out its daily functions. However, labour costs are falling because it is becoming easier to monitor stock electronically and automate tasks for long-term cost savings... 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. 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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