Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Raised spirits: Recovering economic conditions in downstream markets support growth

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.

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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 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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry's contribution to the greater economy, or industry value added, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.9% over the decade through 2020-21. This falls below UK GDP compound annual growth of 2.1%, which is expected during the same period. However, the number of operators has increased marginally, as growing popularity of craft beverages and fine wines has provided opportunities for prospective industry participants.

The industry faces problems in its two major markets. The poor performance of British pubs has constrained demand from the on-trade market. Falling patronage, declining beer consumption, rising operating costs, rising alcohol duties and the introduction of a ban on smoking, have forced pubs to close across the country... 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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