Beer Wholesaling in the US
The Beer Wholesaling industry owes its sustained relevance within the alcoholic beverages supply chain to the three-tier system enacted after the prohibition era. This alcohol distribution system, in which manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers are required to operate separately, has been essential to wholesalers' continued profitability. In the coming years, increasing consumer spending and major improvements to distribution technology will drive revenue gains for the industry.
This industry comprises establishments that primarily purchase, store, sell and distribute beer and other fermented malt beverages made by the Breweries industry (IBISWorld report 31212). This industry does not include establishments that distribute distilled spirits and wine.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.