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Bars & Nightclubs in Canada: Market Research Report

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

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

IBISWorld’s Bars & Nightclubs 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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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

Operators in the Bars and Nightclubs industry have struggled under the weight of a number of social trends, including increased consumption of alcoholic beverages at home rather than at bars and nightclubs. Rising alcohol prices, wariness of drunk driving and evolving attitudes toward alcohol consumption have negatively impacted the industry. Furthermore, the industry has faced strong competition from other industries that serve alcohol, such as restaurants and other places of entertainment. Industry operators have attempted to respond to these challenges by diversifying into a range of new concepts such as wine bars, cocktail lounges and brewpubs to attract new demographics... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Sales of liquor, wine and beer

The overwhelming majority of industry revenue stems from alcoholic beverage sales, accounting for about 67.0% of total industry revenue. IBISWorld estimates that distilled spirit sales account for about 28.0% of total revenue, while beer, ale and cider account for 32.0% of sales. Meanwhile, wine accounts for 7.0% of sales. Over the past 10 years, there has been a general decline in the proportion of alcohol-related revenue derived from beer sales, though this trend has been offset by increasing consumption of wine and distilled and mixed spirit drinks.

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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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