Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.342 | Jan 2016

Reason to cheer: Growing demand for premium alcohol should support industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
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 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


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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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