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 - Industry Products Chapter
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