Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australians generally enjoy a drink, and with growing sophistication of the Australian palate, an expanding liquor variety has given room for Australian's to try and love new things. Overall, beer consumption has declined in favour of wine and spirits, although the growing popularity of premium, craft and imported beer has increased. Liquor wholesalers have benefited from such trends as most industry players deal mainly in wine, spirits and imported beer, with only a select few being preferred by large retailers, often dealing with high-turnover, low-value products.
The Liquor Wholesaling industry is sensitive to factors that affect alcohol consumption... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Distribution of the Liquor Wholesaling industry is distributed primarily by population, given the necessity to be located close to major retail and hospitality outlets. Concentration of industry establishments in the larger states of New South Wales and Victoria is broadly in line with their population share, although shares of both South Australia and Western Australia are higher. This relates to the necessity under state-based liquor licensing laws for each establishment to be individually licensed, driving up business counts in the respective states.
Companies that link new technology, such as logistics and centralisation of liquor warehouses by major operators, will obtain a distinct market and industry advantage, as costs can be contained and profit margins increased... purchase to read more