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 the latest industry survey conducted by Beer Canada in 2014, the industry has experienced a sharp increase in the number of licensed breweries as well as higher production volumes. Over the past five years, canned beer surpassed beer bottled in glass for the first time, representing a surprising change for an industry that has typically benefited from significant glass bottle recycling programs.
Bottled beer has for decades been the standard packaging for the industry's products. Beer bottles are made of glass and often come in brown or green hues. Clear bottles are rare, due to their susceptibility to flavour-spoiling UV light... purchase to read more