Overview

Drink up: Decreasing taxes on beer, wine and liquor will yield revenue growth

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REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$54bn
Annual Growth
12-17
1.7%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
175,542
Business
46,032

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to benefit from continued reductions in both alcohol retail regulations and excise taxes
  • Greater willingness to spend on discretionary goods generally bodes well for industry retailers
  • Alcohol deregulation will likely continue as budgetary concerns pressure state-run stores
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry comprises specialty shops specifically licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. Industry operators remained in high spirits over the five years to 2017, despite experiencing meager revenue growth during the period. Due to a projected increase in the Consumer Confidence Index over the period, many industry stores experienced renewed sales of high-margin and imported beverages. Consumer taste preferences have shifted away from popular global beer brands toward local craft styles that boast high-quality ingredients and a variety of unique flavors. Deregulation of state-run liquor stores and renewed consumer demand for high-margin craft beer brands bolstered profitability over the past five years.

    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry is most heavily concentrated in the country's most densely populated regions and cities, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic, which comprises 24.9% of total establishments. Within the region, New York accounts for 9.4% of total establishments, trailing only California (11.7%) with the largest percentage of industry establishments. Additionally, the Southeast and Great Lakes regions are heavily concentrated with industry establishments, and account for 18.5% and 14.8% 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 the vast majority of establishments employing four or fewer people.

    Additional Insights for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry are

  • Close monitoring of competition
  • Use of high volume/low margin strategy
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Healthy eating index in the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    Liquor
    Wine
    Beer
    Industry Activities
    Beer retailing
    Wine retailing
    Spirits retailing
    Cider, mead and other alcoholic beverage retailing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Excise tax on beer
  • Excise tax on distilled spirits
  • Excise tax on wine

  • Current Performance
  • Decreasing regulation
  • Growing demand
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Decreasing regulation
  • Growing demand
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Breweries
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling
  • Wineries

  • Products & Services
  • Liquor
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Other
  • Chart: Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 21 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 to 74
  • Consumers aged 75 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesRent and utilitiesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Expenditure on Alcohol (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Alcoholic Beverages
  • A beverage category that includes beer, wine and liquors.
  • Mom-And-Pop Store
  • A business that is owned and operated in a single location with few or no employees other than the owner or owners.
  • Off-Premises
  • The purchase of liquor in packaged form (bottles, cans or casks) for consumption at home or anywhere other than the location of purchase.
  • On-Premises
  • The purchase of liquor for immediate consumption.
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