The Liquor Wholesaling industry has contended with multiple challenges over the past five years. The industry is sensitive to factors affecting alcohol consumption, including trends in alcohol demand, real discretionary income, regulation and changing social attitudes. Competition among downstream retailers and wholesale bypass have also influenced the industry's performance. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to grow by 0.9% annualised, reaching $5.1 billion. This includes 1.4% revenue growth forecast in 2015-16.
Liquor wholesalers buy beer, wine and spirits from manufacturers and sell these products to pubs, bars, supermarkets and other liquor retailers. The industry excludes the wholesale operations of alcohol product manufacturers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.