Consumer and Market Insights: Spirits in the UK

Growing per capita GDP and disposable income is driving the growth of the UK Spirits market. The Spirits market in the UK is led by the Vodka category, both in terms of value and volume in 2015. The Vodka category is also forecast to register fastest growth among all categories during 2015-2020. Hypermarkets & Supermarkets is the leading distribution channel in UK’s Spirits market. Glass is the most commonly used packaging material in the country’s Spirits market.


Canadean’s Consumer and Market Insights report on the Spirits market in the UK provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of packaging materials, types and closures category level distribution data and brands market shares.

What else is contained

– Market data: Overall market value and volume data with growth analysis for 2010-2020

– Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for eight categories including Brandy, Gin & Genever, Liqueurs, Rum, Specialty Spirits, Tequila & Mezcal, Vodka, and Whiskey with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2015-2020

– Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels, including private label growth analysis from 2012-2015

– Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food & Drinks Specialists, On-trade and others in 2015

– Packaging data: consumption breakdown for packaging materials and containers in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Packaging material data for Glass and Flexible Packaging; container data for: Bottle and Pouch

Reasons to buy

Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis

Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities

Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning

Companies mentioned

Beam Suntory Inc.

Comte De Lauvia

Giovinetti Partners S.R.L.

Gonzalez Byass S.A.

Lucas Bols B.V.

Pernod Ricard S.A.

Remy Coitreau Group

The Zaric Distillery

Thomas Hine & Co

Altitude Spirits Inc.

Bacardi Limited

Blavod Drinks Ltd.

Diageo Plc

Quintessential Brands SA

Whitley Neill Limited

William Grant & Sons Ltd.

Morton Williams.


De Kuyper Royal Distillers

Diego Zamora S.A.

First Ireland Spirits

G W Archer And Co

Girolamo Luxardo S.p.A

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A.

Halewood International Limited

Illva Saronno S.P.A.

Mast-Jägermeister SeStewart's Spirits

J.Wray & Nephew Limited

Distillerie Francolis

Distilleries Et Domaines De Provence

Brown-Forman Corporation

Destilerias Sierra Unidas S.A. De C.V

Grupo Cuervo

Patrón Spirits International Ag

CEDC International Sp. z oo


Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse

Russian Standard Corporation

Spi Group

Universal Brand Ltd.

Whyte & Mackay Ltd


Loch Lomond Group

LVMH Moët Hennessy

Louis Vuitton S.A.

The Edrington Group

United Breweries (Holdings) Limited

Table of Contents


– Report Scope

Country Context

– Macroeconomic indicators – GDP Per Capita, Population, Consumer Price Index and Age Profile

Market Overview

– Value and volume analysis for the UK Spirits market

– Impact of exchange rate fluctuations on the UK Spirits market

– Volume analysis by category

– Market value and growth rates, by category

– Historic and forecast value analysis by category

– Winners and losers by categories with change in market share

– Segment share in a category (value terms) and change in market share

– Average category level pricing

Retail Landscape and Key Distribution Channels

– Leading retailers in the UK Wine & Spirits market

– Leading distribution channels (volume terms) in the UK Spirits market

– Leading distribution channels (volume terms) by category

Competitive Landscape

– Market share of leading brands (in volume terms) by category

– Penetration of private label by category in the UK Spirits market

– Private label growth (in volume terms) compared to brands


– Spirits market by type of packaging material/container (in volume terms)

– Spirits market by type of packaging closure/outer (in volume terms)

– Spirits market by type of packaging, forecast (in volume terms)


– Country context

– Category value and volume data

– Sector Overview

– Segment data

– Packaging data

– Category definitions

– Segment definitions

– Channel definitions

– Methodology

– About Canadean

List of Tables

Table 1: Market value analysis in GBP and US$, 2010-2020

Table 2: Market volume growth analysis, 2010-2020

Table 3: Exchange rate fluctuations: US$ to GBP

Table 4: Market volume growth, by category, 2015-2020

Table 5: Segment level analysis by category, 2015

Table 6: Average price per litre comparison by categories

Table 7: Leading retailers

Table 8: Leading brands by category, 2015

List of Figures

Figure 1: Macro economic analysis: GDP per capita, Population, CPI (2010-2015), Age Profile (2015)

Figure 2: Market volume analysis, 2010-2020

Figure 3: Market volume share analysis by category, 2015

Figure 4: Market value growth analysis by category, 2010-2020

Figure 5: Historic and forecast value analysis by category, 2010-2020

Figure 6: Change in market share by category, 2015-2020

Figure 7: Leading distribution channels, overall Wine & Spirits, 2012-2015

Figure 8: Leading distribution channels, overall Spirits market, 2015

Figure 9: Leading distribution channels by category, 2015

Figure 10: Brand share analysis by category (by volume), 2015

Figure 11: Private label penetration by category, 2015

Figure 12: Private label and brand share growth, 2012-2015

Figure 13: Packaging analysis – key packaging material, container, closure and outer type, 2015

Figure 14: Growth in key packaging material, container, closure and outer type, 2015-2020


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