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