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 had knock on effects on Alcoholic Beverage Wholesale operators. As a result, the industry has endured mixed fortunes over the past five years.
During the first few years of the five-year period through 2015-16, downstream markets were under pressure from declining alcohol consumption, high alcohol taxes and the prevailing effects of the 2007 smoking ban. The closure of many pubs throughout the United Kingdom had a knock-on effect on wholesalers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The barriers to entering the Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry are low, since entrants only need links with upstream producers and downstream retailers and a decent distribution network. However, the fact that many wholesalers are in fact manufacturers themselves makes entering the industry considerably more difficult. Firms seeking to enter the industry with any meaningful market share are therefore subject to the same barriers to entry as beverage producers: significant investment in production facilities, a large portfolio of brands, a well-established distribution network, a high advertising and marketing budget, and a relatively skilled workforce... purchase to read more