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Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling in Canada: Market Research Report

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Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41322CA | Dec 2015

Quenching thirst: High demand for industry products and strict legislation will bolster revenue

IBISWorld’s Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, operators in this industry have taken advantage of increased demand for their products. In the next five years, distributors in the industry are expected to take greater advantage of a variety of efficiency-maximizing technologies to increase the speed of alcohol procurement, shipping and stocking. Purchases of specialized trucks help control freight temperature, while real-time inventory management systems reduce product shrink and improve the percentage of orders that are successfully fulfilled. Major liquor distributors are incorporating these technologies to new, larger distribution facilities... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Provincial laws and regulations concerning the distribution and sale of alcohol make it extremely difficult and, in some cases, impossible for any private alcohol wholesaler to enter the industry. Licenced Crown corporations and provincial alcohol boards dominate the industry, with only Alberta allowing for a fully privatized, albeit still highly regulated, distribution system.

The most significant barrier to entry is licencing. A variety of provincial and federal industry regulations delay the speed at which new distribution businesses can be opened, and this further dampens prospective entrants' ability to enter the industry. The complex network of regulations varies among provinces, but all serve to provide an inherent market barrier that limits the total sale of alcohol... purchase to read more


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What is the Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling Industry?

This industry primarily purchases, stores, and transports alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, distilled spirits, cider, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, coolers, ethyl alcohol and other alcoholic beverages. This report does not include revenue generated from the wholesale of nonalcoholic beverages.

Industry Products
Beer distributionWine distributionSpirits distributionOther alcoholic beverage distribution
Industry Activities
Wholesale purchase of beer, wine and spiritsTransportation of beer, wine and spirits from alcohol production facilitiesStorage and refrigeration of beer, wine and spiritsSales and distribution of beer, wine and spirits toersStocking beer, wine and spirits at locations

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