Beer, Wine & Spirits Wholesaling in Canada
The Beer, Wine and Spirits Wholesaling industry in Canada has grown over the past five years in line with increasing incomes and renewed demand for a variety of alcoholic beverages. The industry is beholden to provincial and territorial alcohol regulations, which include 13 different major liquor control agencies in charge of enforcing the wholesale of alcohol. With increased consumer spending, not only has per capita expenditure on alcohol increased, but consumers have also turned to premium, higher-margin goods, which have benefited industry revenue streams. Additionally, distributors in the industry took greater advantage of a variety of efficiency-maximizing technologies over the past five years to increase the speed of alcohol procurement, shipping and stocking. Over the next five years, provincial governments will continue generating significant tax revenue through distributor licencing and liquor retailing. Minor reductions in wholesaling regulation will also greatly benefit small-scale wineries and breweries.
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.
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.