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Online Alcohol Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Online Alcohol Retailing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.018 | Mar 2017

Brewing growth: The continued expansion of internet services will support industry growth

IBISWorld’s Online Alcohol Retailing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Direct Wines Limited Direct Wines Limited market share
Ocado Group plc Ocado Group plc market share
The International Exhibition Co-operative Win The International Exhibition Co-operative Win market share
Virgin Wines Online Limited Virgin Wines Online Limited market share Limited Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Alcohol Retailing industry encompasses a number of specialist online alcohol retailers and wine clubs that do not have physical storefronts. The industry is in its infancy and a large proportion of its operators have transitioned from mail order to internet businesses. Over the past five years, the industry has grown strongly. An increasing percentage of households with internet access has supported revenue growth. Despite falling levels of alcohol consumption per capita, an improving economy has led to consumers' expenditure on industry products increasing. Operators have benefited from drinkers turning to online retailers for easy access to more unusual and higher quality wines, craft beers and drinks from around the world... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Although online alcohol retailers do not have bricks-and-mortar retail locations, they still need offices and warehouses. Many industry operators choose to locate these near transport links to minimise transportation costs.

East of England

Online alcohol retailers are highly concentrated in the East of England. The East of England is estimated to account for 18.1% of industry establishments in the current year. This region is home to several major players such as Virgin Wines, Naked Wines and Direct Wines. Operators are drawn to this location due to its relatively low rent costs and good transport links with social hubs such as London.

The South East

The South East is estimated to account for 17% of industry establishments in the current year. Sim.. purchase to read more


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What is the Online Alcohol Retailing Industry?

This industry covers companies that sell packaged beer, wine and spirits exclusively over the internet. It thus excludes firms that also have a bricks-and-mortar presence.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Selling alcohol through online and mobile portalsOperating wine clubs

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