Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44531 | Jun 2014

On the rocks : Increasing competition and consequent consolidation will restrict industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the five years to 2014, the Wine, Beer and Liquor stores benefited from deregulation and growth in consumers' off-premise alcohol consumption. However, the ongoing state liberalization of liquor laws is intensifying competition from internal and external competitors. While some states offered additional alcohol retail licenses, which allowed more retailers to enter the industry, it also permitted external industries, such as supermarkets and wholesalers, to sell alcohol. As a result, deregulation has increased external competition, which has caused many operators to lower prices to remain competitive, thereby constraining revenue growth over the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry include stringent state laws, competition and high initial costs. Additionally, state law requires industry operators to apply for licenses. In 18 states, the government is directly involved in the retail sale of liquor by operating through a small number of selected stores or through government-owned stores.

For example, the state of New Hampshire allows industry operators to purchase an unlimited number of licenses and permits 1,278 establishments to sell alcoholic beverages off-premises. However, annual fees range from $216 to $812 for industry operators to sell alcohol off-premises... purchase to read more


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What is the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry includes specialist and nonspecialist stores licensed specifically to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off-premises. This industry excludes wholesale, grocery, convenience and gas station stores.

Industry Products
LiquorWineBeerFoodTobacco productsSoft drinks
Industry Activities
Beer retailingWine retailingLiquor retailing

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