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

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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44531 | Jul 2015

Drink up: Deregulation and increased demand for premium products will boost profit

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry remained in high spirits over the five years to 2015, despite having experienced virtually no revenue growth over the period. Due to rising consumer confidence, more consumers have purchased high-margin products such as craft beer, bolstering industry profitability. Furthermore, deregulation of the beer, wine and liquor market in many states has allowed more stores to enter the industry. This trend is a double-edged sword, however, as deregulation has also heightened competition by providing an opening for supermarkets, grocery stores and gas stations to enter the market. Nevertheless, revenue is expected to grow over the next five years as stores generate greater sales of high-margin products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry is most heavily concentrated in the most densely populated regions and cities, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic, which comprises 24.2% of total establishments. Within the region, New York accounts for 8.5% of total establishments and trails only California (11.6%) with the largest percentage of industry establishments. Additionally, the Southeast and Great Lakes regions are heavily concentrated with industry establishments, and account for 17.9% and 15.4% of total establishments, respectively. Relatively large establishments, in terms of employment and revenue, tend to be located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Nonetheless, the industry is small business oriented, with 68.0% of establishments employing four or fewer people... purchase to read more


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What is the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry?

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

Industry Products
Distilled spirits, brandies and liqueursWineBeerTobacco and smoking accessories
Industry Activities
Beer retailingWine retailingLiquor retailing

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