The Wine and Distilled Alcohol Wholesaling industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of wine, distilled alcohol beverages or neutral spirits and ethyl alcohol used in blended wines and distilled liquors. This industry's continued relevance, especially in relation to other wholesaling industries, is partly the result of US state alcohol distribution laws. Under the three-tier distribution system adopted by most states, industry wholesalers are required to act as an intermediary between producers and retailers. Only licensed retailers may sell directly to consumers, and retail establishments are required to purchase from licensed wholesalers. This structure has prevented most forms of wholesale bypass and has kept the industry afloat over the past five years.
This industry distributes wine, distilled alcoholic beverages and various neutral spirits. Alcohol products are purchased from alcoholic beverage manufacturers and sold at wholesale volumes to licensed alcoholic beverage retailers.
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.