Bars & Nightclubs in Canada: Market Research Report

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Bars & Nightclubs in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 72241CA | Feb 2016

On the rocks: Declining alcohol consumption and heightened regulation will limit growth

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Reduced alcohol consumption and stricter regulatory oversight have resulted in contraction of the Bars and Nightclubs industry over the past five years. Alcohol has increasingly been consumed in private residences rather than industry establishments, and new pricing regulations aimed at stemming the trend of binge drinking have prevented operators from stimulating demand through special promotions. The industry has adapted to these challenges by increasingly targeting niche markets and offering ancillary products such as food and entertainment. In the next five years, improvements in the broader economy will drive increased consumer spending at bars and nightclubs, but will result in only a marginal expansion of revenue as competition remains fierce... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 the industry spends on wages, $0.11 is required for capital equipment, including the use and replacement of buildings and fittings. As a result, the industry has a low degree of capital intensity given its dependency on labour to deliver services. Labour provides customer service in a variety of areas, including liquor and food sales as well as entertainment services. As a result, the industry is relies more on labour than fixed capital.

Operators can significantly reduce their capital investment by renting or leasing establishments, rather than purchasing. In this case, an operator's rental expense will be far greater as a percentage of revenue than depreciation expense... purchase to read more


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What is the Bars & Nightclubs Industry?

This industry includes bars, taverns, nightclubs and drinking places that serve alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Industry Products
Sale of distilled spirit drinksSale of wine drinksSale of beer, ale and ciderSale of foodAdmissions to special events and nightclubs, including cover chargesVideo Lottery Terminal revenueOther (accommodation, cigarettes and packaged liquor)
Industry Activities
Operating licenced barsOperating nightclubsOperating wine barsOperating licenced establishments with limited food serviceOperating Video Lottery Terminals in licenced venues

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