While spirits and wine will continue to gain popularity, industry growth will be restrained significantly by strict regulations. The industry will always be one of high revenue but small profit margins and, therefore, controls over stock and in all areas of the supply chain and logistics will continue to be important. The growing popularity of direct-to-consumer and internet sales will challenge the industry's traditional role, and the three-tier distribution system that protects profit for industry firms may be subject to change in the coming years, foreshadowing future shifts in the industry.
Wine and spirits wholesalers primarily buy and resell wine, distilled alcoholic beverages and ethyl alcohol used in blended wines and distilled liquors. Industry products are purchased from alcoholic beverage manufacturers and resold and distributed to retailers.
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.