Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Breweries industry has benefited from consumers opting for affordable beer over other alcoholic beverages during and following the recession. As disposable income levels continue to strengthen over the next five years, the craft and premium beer segments are expected to bolster revenue growth; however, contraction in total industry sales volumes will slightly offset this growth. Since the market for specialty brews is saturated, a slowdown of new businesses entering the industry is expected to benefit the industry's bottom line... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Canned beer makes up about 53.6% of industry revenue. It is most often sold through retail outlets as a cheaper alternative to bottles, while bottles are sold both in retail outlets and at drinking establishments. During the past five years, weak disposable income led some consumers to drink more below-premium budget beers, which are generally sold in bulk in cans. Consequently, this segment increased as a share of revenue in the past five years. However, as disposable income rebounds during the next five years, canned products are anticipated to decline as a share of revenue.
About 36.3% of beer is sold packaged in bottles. The bottled beer segment declined during the past five years because it is more expensive then canned beer... purchase to read more