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 the downstream markets have knock-on effects on alcoholic beverage wholesalers. As a result, the industry has endured mixed fortunes over the past five years.
At the start of the five years through 2015-16, 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 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 16.7% of total industry revenue in 2015-16. 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. According to ONS statistics, 85.1% of industry enterprises employ fewer than 10 staff, reflecting the fragmented nature of the industry. Accordingly, the industry is characterised by a large number of small businesses... purchase to read more