Up in smoke: Government health initiatives have reduced demand for tobacco and alcohol

Over the five years through 2019, the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Wholesaling industry is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.4%, including a fall of 0.7% in 2019, to €15.3 billion. Despite being supported by the strength of the Irish economy, which has grown through much of the past five-year period, the industry has faltered. While the strong economy has contributed to rising real incomes, consumer sentiment has collapsed in recent years due to economic uncertainties surrounding the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€15.3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-0.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
22,734
Businesses
3,011
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Margins remain restricted, despite regulation changes easing operating costs
  • The Grocery Goods Regulations attempt to level out the playing field, benefiting operators
  • Operators may have to purchase a greater proportion of their stock from overseas in the coming years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Wholesaling industry are expected to be spread across the country roughly in line with the distribution of the population and economic activity. In order to minimise costs and stay competitive, operators aim to minimise transportation costs and as a result tend to be located as close as possible to both upstream suppliers and downstream retailers. Wholesalers in Ireland benefit in this sense as a large proportion of suppliers are located domestically. In addition, most industry operators are small scale and primarily serve their domestic market and consequently need to be close to downstream retailers.DublinDublin is expected to account for approximately 30.8% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer price index for alcohol and tobacco and Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale all food, beverage and tobacco products. Wholesalers do not perform additional tasks beyond repackaging, instead focusing on storage and distribution.

    Industry Products
  • Food
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Industry Activities
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat
  • dairy products
  • Alcohol
  • juice and soft drinks
  • tobacco products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer price index for alcohol and tobacco
  • Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Population
  • Modified real disposable income per capita

  • Current Performance
    Shopping trendsTobacco products up in smokeRegulatory boost
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Sea changeRegulatory drag
  • Table: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland
  • Off-Licences in Ireland
  • Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland
  • Supermarkets in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production in Ireland
  • Meat Processing in Ireland
  • Meat Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Poultry Meat Processing in Ireland
  • Seafood Processing in Ireland
  • Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Food
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Chart: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Bars and pubs
  • Restaurants and takeaways
  • Caterers
  • Specialist food stores
  • Off-licenses
  • Department Stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Musgrave Group plc, BWG Group Unlimited Company,
  • Table: Musgrave Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: BWG Group Unlimited Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling 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 Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bord Bia
  • Irish Food Board
  • Ehs
  • Environmental Health Service
  • Otc
  • Office of Tobacco Control
  • What Our Customers Say

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