Bars & Nightclubs in Canada: Market Research Report

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

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

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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. Over 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration because the majority of bars and nightclubs are small, independent businesses. Furthermore, most enterprises have only one location and serve the local market. The varying liquor laws between provinces and the value placed by consumers on uniqueness of location makes it difficult for bar owners to form large chains or franchise operations. Also, there are limited synergies to be gained from owning more than one venue, mainly due to the labour intensive nature of the industry... 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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