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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The barriers to entering the Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling industry are low, since entrants only need links with upstream producers and downstream retailers and a decent distribution network. However, the fact that many wholesalers are in fact manufacturers themselves makes entering the industry considerably more difficult. Firms seeking to enter the industry with any meaningful market share are therefore subject to the same barriers to entry as beverage producers: significant investment in production facilities, a large portfolio of brands, a well-established distribution network, a high advertising and marketing budget, and a relatively skilled workforce... purchase to read more