Changing the menu: Pubs have responded to consumer trends by increasing their offerings

Operators in the Pubs and Nightclubs industry primarily prepare and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption on their own premises, but also prepare and serve a range of non-alcoholic beverages and food. Industry operators have contended with numerous issues over the past five years. Declining alcohol consumption from rising health consciousness, increasing competition from off-trade retailers such as supermarkets, and high alcohol duties have contributed to the closure of numerous industry establishments over the past five years, particularly nightclubs.Despite external factors putting pressure on the industry over the past five years, opportunities for growth remain...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
38,349
Businesses
5,979
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing popularity of premium beers and spirits has benefited industry revenue
  • Some operators struggled to adapt to changing market conditions and exited the industry
  • Establishments that can adapt to changing consumer preferences are likely to perform well
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is characterised by low level of capital intensity. Using depreciation as a proxy for capital and wages as a proxy for labour, the industry has a capital intensity ratio of 1:10.13. This suggests for every €1.00 spend on capital, €10.13 is spent on labour.In 2019, wages are estimated to account for 27.4% of industry revenue. Staff are needed to serve patrons; superior customer service is often a key selling point for industry operators. Although most staff members are relatively low-paid workers, no bar can function without quality staff with basic product knowledge. For upmarket establishments, staff members require a broad knowledge of wine varieties and regions, cocktails and beer types. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry are

  • Highly trained workforce
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Alcohol consumption per capita and Gross disposable income of households in the Pubs and Nightclubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pubs and Nightclubs in Ireland Industry?

    This industry covers licensed pubs and nightclubs that sell beverages for on-site consumption. Operators may or may not charge an entrance or membership fee. Some operators may also offer food, music and other forms of entertainment. The industry does not include hotels or restaurants.

    Industry Products
  • Beverages - alcoholic
  • Beverages - non-alcoholic
  • Food
  • Venue hire
  • Access fee
  • Industry Activities
  • Serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Providing musical entertainment and access to a dance floor
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Alcohol consumption per capita
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • Demand from restaurants and takeaways
  • trade alcohol prices

  • Current Performance
    Industry troublesAdapting to changeCurrent growthMarket structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Revenue growthRevenue constraintsFuture concernsMarket structure and profit
  • Table: Pubs and Nightclubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pubs and Nightclubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Retailers in Ireland
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Sound Recording & Music Publishing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Beverages - alcoholic
  • Food
  • Beverages - non-alcoholic
  • Venue hire
  • Access fee
  • Other
  • Chart: Pubs and Nightclubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 36 and 54
  • Consumers aged between 25 and 35
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Consumers aged between 18 and 24
  • Consumers aged under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pubs and Nightclubs

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pubs and Nightclubs Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Access Fees
  • Access fees include entrance fees, fees for special access or services and membership fees for social clubs
  • Off-Trade
  • The sale of alcohol to be consumed off the premises, such as from a supermarket or off-licence.
  • On-Trade
  • The sale of alcohol to be consumed on the premises.
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