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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 - 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

 


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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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