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

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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44531 | Sep 2016

Drink up: Deregulation and increased demand for premium products will yield modest revenue growth

The Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Deregulation of liquor stores and renewed consumer demand for craft beer brands bolstered profitability
  • The steady decline in state and federal excise taxes on alcohol has benefited the industry
  • State deregulation will enable more retailers to sell alcohol, boosting overall industry revenue
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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 2016, despite experiencing very little revenue growth during the period. Due to a projected increase in the Consumer Confidence Index over the five years to 2016, 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 revenue is expected to grow over the five years to 2016... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry can generally hire unskilled workers to stock shelves and perform basic cashier functions. Some expertise with alcoholic beverages is required for industry stores that offer product demonstrations and wish to provide customers with additional advice and service. These demonstrations, however, are typically performed by various vendors and representatives from distributors and beverage manufacturers. Overall, the industry is highly service-based and does not require significant investments in capital and machinery to perform day-to-day functions. For every dollar spent on wages, the industry spends a slim $0.10 on investments in capital. The.. ... purchase to read more

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... 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 off-premises consumption. This industry excludes wholesale, grocery, convenience and gas station stores.

    Industry Products
    Distilled spirits, brandies and liqueursWineBeer
    Industry Activities
    Beer retailingWine retailingSpirits retailingCider, 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
  • Distilled spirits, brandies and liqueurs
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Wages
  • Other 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 (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Expenditure on Alcohol (2007-2021)
  • 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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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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