Consumer-Direct eCommerce by Foreign Imports? Problem Solved!

on 04/10/10 at 6:43 pm

Wine

The Challenge: Access to the U.S. Consumer

Even while the U.S. wine market is growing opportunities for imports continue to shrink. Mergers among wholesale distributors have reduced their number by 75% over the last 30 years. Today, the 10 largest distributors control 58% of the U.S. market.

Big box and national retail chain stores dominate local markets with unmatched buying power, reducing selection and squeezing profit margins.

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