Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the past five years, consumers have shifted their preferences toward value products as disposable income growth slowed and pressured the industry's revenue. In addition, escalating world demand for major commodities like wheat and aluminum has caused the prices of these inputs to rise and dampen profit. Over the next five years, revenue is expected to rise only marginally as a continued strengthening of the loonie contributes to poor trade performance... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The barriers to entry into the domestic brewing industry depend on whether a new operator is attempting to enter the small craft-brewing market or large-scale production. Entry into the craft-brewing market is facilitated by the option to purchase turnkey facilities, but starting a large-scale production requires significant cash flow and continuous investment.
Barriers to entry include sunk costs and other high ongoing capital requirements, such as capital costs of manufacturing facilities and branding. Major companies own beer stores, which are also heavily regulated and limited to a regional basis, severely limiting the exposure available to new players... purchase to read more