Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Breweries suffered from declining per capita alcohol consumption and escalating competition from substitute products like wine over the five years to 2015. Changing consumer preferences in the United States have contributed to declining industry exports, and price spikes for inputs such as wheat and aluminum cut into industry profit margins early in the five-year period. Though the industry has nevertheless experienced steady growth, its expansion is projected to remain marginal in the coming five years. Despite the recent entrance of many small breweries, the industry will remain largely controlled by a few major international players, which will continue to consolidate and aggressively compete for market share... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
According to statistics from the Brewers Association of Canada, 48.0% of domestic beer is sold in bottles. During the past five years, however, IBISWorld observed a shift away from bottled beer consumption. As a result, this segment has contracted.
Brewers Association statistics show that about 44.0% of beer is sold in cans. Consumers are increasingly drinking beer out of cans, which has caused this product segment to expand as a share of revenue. This may be due to innovative canned beer technologies, such as Molson Coors' cold-activated indicator of canned beer temperature... purchase to read more