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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

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The Beer, Wine and Spirits Wholesaling industry oversees the distribution of all forms of alcoholic beverages to the retail market. As a result, the product segmentation of wholesalers tends to closely follow beverage purchase and consumption patterns of the Canadian population. Purchases of alcohol are artificially restrained, however, by provincial taxes and minimum pricing policies. Consumption of wine and liquor has slowly increased in popularity over the past five years, and on-premise consumption at bars and restaurants will likely increase going forward as consumers' discretionary incomes increase.


Beer is expected to represent the largest share of industry wholesaling revenue, with 58.8% in 2015... 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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