Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Changing taste preferences among consumers has led to a shift toward higher-quality beer brands and new styles instead of the industry's standard premium brands. This trend has stimulated growth among the industry's craft beer producing establishments, but it has also come at the expense of sales from the industry's most well-known international beer manufacturers. In the coming years, beer is expected to attract a smaller share of consumers' demand for alcoholic beverages, as consumers continue to diversify their alcoholic beverage consumption across all ranges of beers, wines and liquors... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Breweries require substantial amounts of capital investment in the form of industrial grade kettles, mash tuns, conical fermenters, tubing and other large equipment. Larger breweries often must purchase filtration systems, bottling lines and other machinery, all of which requires continual maintenance and occasional repair. As production facilities expand, many brewers prefer to substitute labor with more efficient, fixed investments in large brewing systems. On average, breweries spend $0.90 on equipment for every dollar spent on labor. However, the specific amount of capital spending varies based on the size of the plant.
The majority of the production process is mechanized and little labor is needed... purchase to read more