Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.342 | Apr 2015

Drink up: Buoyant consumer conditions are likely to support demand over the coming period

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Market Share of Companies
Diageo plc Diageo plc market share
Matthew Clark Holdings Matthew Clark Holdings market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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

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Wine is expected to account for 34.1% of industry sales by value in 2015-16. It has gained popularity as consumers' drinking habits have become more sophisticated and people haven chosen to drink at home or at restaurants rather than at pubs. Growth in demand for wine has also been encouraged by the proliferation of supermarkets and convenience stores stocking wine and the heavy discounting they have employed. During the past decade, drinkers switched to cheap wines from Australia, New Zealand, Chile and other New World producers. However, tastes are changing back in favour of more traditional producers like Italy and Spain, as well as boutique, domestic producers in the United Kingdom... 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. The 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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