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

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

Mixed results: As competition escalates, stores will consolidate and specialize to survive

IBISWorld’s Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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

Over the five years to 2014, uncertainty and unemployment constrained consumer budgets; as a result, consumers bought more alcoholic beverages from the Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry instead of going out in order to save money. In the five years to 2019, escalating competition from restaurants and bars is expected to inhibit revenue growth as consumers with rising incomes choose to drink more on-premises beer, wine and liquor. Profit will improve just slightly as states' deregulation allows stores to purchase more products in bulk and bypass some distributors. Stores will offer a wider selection of products or specialize in a specific type of beverage to meet consumer demand in particular locations, especially ones that face competition due to deregulation... 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 mostly prohibit vertical and horizontal integration (see Regulation and Policy). As states lift constraints, the industry is expected to consolidate in the face of 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 such, the industry will become more concentrated in future years, due to the entrance of large chains... purchase to read more


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What is the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry?

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

Industry Products
LiquorWineBeerFoodTobacco productsSoft drinks
Industry Activities
Beer retailingWine retailingLiquor retailing

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