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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Many stores are family-owned and operated, and about 97.8% of industry firms employ fewer than 20 people. The concentration of ownership of beer, wine and liquor stores is low due to state regulations that prohibit vertical and horizontal integration (see Regulation and Policy). As states lift constraints, the industry is expected to consolidate due to increased competition. Large chains are expected to purchase mom and pop stores and are also anticipated to open new locations to provide liquor sales in locations convenient to desirable and under saturated markets.

As a result, the industry will become more concentrated in the coming years, due to the entrance of large chains... 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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