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Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Mixed performance: Revenue is expected to decline in 2016-17 due to heightened uncertainty

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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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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