Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operators 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 downstream markets have knock-on effects on alcoholic beverage wholesalers. As a result of fluctuating downstream conditions, the industry has endured mixed fortunes over the past five years.
At the start of the five-year period through 2016-17, 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 Locations Chapter
In general, alcoholic beverage wholesalers are located close to manufacturers and customers. Alcoholic beverage producers are located in traditional manufacturing regions with access to high quality water, relatively low-cost labour and high population density, while customers are spread across the United Kingdom, but concentrated in large cities and urban areas. Being located in proximity to customers helps reduce distribution and transport costs, subsequently increasing delivery times to end markets.
London accounts for nearly a third of all industry establishments with 29.6% located in the area. This is largely a result of the capital's high concentration of pubs, restaurants, hotels and cash and carry businesses. This far outweighs the region's 13.2% s.. purchase to read more