Prepared for Todd K. | Delivered May 28, 2020
Wine Distribution Industry
To gather information on the wine distribution industry, including high level statistics, list of major competitors, and consumer purchasing behavior trends. The information will be used to evaluate a potential investment opportunity in this market.
Wine Distribution Market Statistics
The US wine market increased by
$72 billion in 2019
, from the previous year.
, there were a total of
wine cases shipped in the US, increasing by
from the previous year. Of these shipments,
were domestic wine and
were imported wine.
of the wine in the US "is sold in
Direct-to-consumer sales grew by
$3.2 billion in 2019
Also, the direct-to-consumer distribution market grew by
in value and
in volume in
As per SipSource, "the value of wine sales dropped between
30 and 90
basis points, with a minus
volume dip" across all distribution channels and wine categories.
There are approximately
wine distributors in the US market. The
five largest players
in the market are Southern Glazer’s Wines & Spirits, RNDC/Young’s Market Co,
Group, and Empire Distributors.
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