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

The Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 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 Investment Chapter

Alcoholic beverage wholesaling requires a high level of capital investment as measured by the capital-to-labour ratio. In 2015-16, IBISWorld estimates that the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry is 1:2.45. This indicates that producers require £2.45 worth of labour for every £1.00 of capital invested. Labour costs have fallen over the past five years because it has become easier to monitor stock electronically and automate production tasks. Although this will result in long-term cost savings for many operators, it requires a high level of capital investment in the short term. Despite greater investment in automated production methods, operators still require staff for overseeing production lines, downstream sales, transportation and marketing... 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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