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An Unprecedented Opportunity Like No Other
The Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores industry comprises specialty shops specifically licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. Industry operators have remained in high spirits over the five years to 2019. Amid rising per capita disposable income, many establishments have experienced strong sales of high-margin and imported beverages, which are typically less available at alternative retailers. Additionally, consumer preferences have shifted away from popular global beer brands toward local craft styles that boast high-quality ingredients and a variety of unique flavors. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow an annualized 2.7% to an estimated $60.1 billion over the five years to 2019, including 2.3% growth in 2019 alone...

Some analysts believe there could be a slowdown in the craft beer segment soon, with some areas of the country reaching saturation and large breweries acquiring smaller operations.

Just How Big Is This Market Opportunity

At the end of 2017, there were over 6,300 breweries in the United States, including 6,266 craft breweries subdivided into 2,252 brewpubs, 3,812 microbreweries and 202 regional craft breweries.[1] From 2013 data, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[2] The U.S. state with the highest number of craft breweries per capita is Vermont, with 1 brewery for every 24,067 people.[3]

Local Bars & Lounges

in the United States have steadily grown since the mid 1990's reaching 23.15 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. The sector includes bars, pubs, lounges, taverns and nightclubs as well as other drinking places that primarily sell alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. The National Restaurant Association estimated that food and drink sales in U.S. bars and taverns would reach 19.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. 

Liquor  Stores

In the United States of America, there are 42941 liquor stores.  There is a total annual revenue of $45 billion.  Needless to say, in 18 states there is a Monopoly run.  Keep in mind the fact that liquor stores are usually small strip-mall stores sometimes located in low-income areas.  Needless to say, not too many people know that the majority of liquor stores are single owned non-franchise operations with an average of 3-6 employees.

Conventions, Conferences & Trade-shows

According to a study "The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy,  Pricewaterhouse Coopers" (Jan 2014) In 2012, there were 284,600  conventions/conferences/trade shows in the US with a total of 87 million attendees.

Veteran Fraternal Organizations

There are currently 36000 Veteran Membership Service Organizations located in 3,007 counties, 64 parishes, 19 organized boroughs, 10 census areas, 41 independent cities, and the District of Columbia for a total of 3,142 counties and county-equivalents in the 50 states and District of Columbia that generated 26 billion dollars in liqure sales in 2017. 

Fraternal Organizations

There are 16,751 Fraternal Organizations in 3,007 counties, 64 parishes, 19 organized boroughs, 10 census areas, 41 independent cities, and the District of Columbia for a total of 3,142 counties and county-equivalents in the 50 states and District of Columbia. of whom two thirds openly support the military community and generated 7.2 billion dollars in liquor sales in 2018.

Military Bases

There are 420 military installations in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, each of which operates a selection of liquor stores, main exchanges, Officer, NCO and Enlisted clubs and restaurants that sell or serve liquor, who generated 7 billion dollars in liquor sales in 2017. 


The number of restaurants in the United States reached a total of 660,755 This is a relatively small figure in comparison to the wider restaurant industry, for which food and drink sales were expected to rise to approximately 783 billion U.S. dollars during 2016.

Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters

The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry is made up of stores that retail discount groceries, along with other basic goods such as appliances, and achieve cost savings by leveraging economies of scale, offering products in bulk or charging membership fees.As a result of rising corporate profit and per capita disposable income, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 1.3% over to five years to 2019, totaling $502.5 billion. In 2019

Grocery Stores

There were 3,507 U.S. supermarket stores offering natural and/or gourmet foods. The total number of U.S. supermarket stores amounted to 38,307 that year who in total generated 32 billion dollars in liquor sales in 2018.

Convenience Stores

Craft beer sales are climbing at convenience stores. For the 52 weeks ending July 16, research firm IRI’s data shows total sales of craft beer in U.S. c-stores reached $1.1 billion, up 9.2% compared to the same period a year ago, reports Convenience Store Decisions. “C-stores have had a lower share of craft beer sales, but they’re experiencing more tremendous growth than other channels right now,” 


There are 54,200+ hotel properties in the United States, filling over 5 million guestrooms. There are more than 1.1 billion guest nights annually in the United States, 27,2000 that serve liquor, which generated 22 billion dollars in liquor sales in 2016.

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