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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41322CA | Jul 2016

Quenching thirst: High demand for industry products and strict legislation have bolstered revenue

IBISWorld’s Beer, Wine & Spirit Wholesaling 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 - Industry Locations Chapter

Alcohol wholesalers are most heavily concentrated in provinces that contain the largest populations. The top four provinces in terms of total population (Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta) are also ranked the in terms of percentage of total industry establishments. Ontario accounts for 38.8% of the Canadian population and leads the industry with 32.0% of total industry wholesaling establishments. Quebec holds 23.1% of the country's population and holds a comparable 22.9% of industry wholesalers. British Columbia and Alberta hold a respective 13.3% and 11.1% of the population and a respective 20.9% and 14.6% of industry establishments. The remaining 9.6% of the industry's wholesalers are distributed mostly in relation to each province's population... 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 industry 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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