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Liquor Retailers Welcome Online Model in India

The alcohol industry has a vast potential to grow owing to growing awareness about health benefits associated with moderate drinking, which has led to more and more people adopt alcohol in their lifestyle. Changing demographics, increasing acceptance of women consuming alcohol, growing popularity of wine and high demand for expensive liquor is expected to drive the market in the near future. In 2016, the consumption of alcohol in India stood at 10.2 Billion liters and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of around 9% during the forecasted period of 2018 - 2022.

According to RNCOS the latest report of “Indian Alcohol Consumption - The Changing Behavior”, owing to the positioning as a potential market, the country has become a favorite playing field for most of the multinational liquor companies. With rapid increase in urban population, sizable middle class population, rising spending power, and a sound economy, there has been an increase in consumption of alcohol.

However, the industry has witnessed hindrances in the growth of market with steps such as ban on serving alcohol 500 meters away from highway. The Supreme Court imposed ban in order to prevent drunken driving on high-speed thoroughfares. The act of prohibiting alcohol in the country has been strictly enforced by State government in the states of Gujarat and Bihar, and some parts of Kerala and Daman and Diu. The other states such as Madhya Pradesh are expected to roll out stringent anti-liquor law in order to stop illicit liquor trade while imposing ban within 5 km radius of banks of river Narmada. Amidst the imposition of ban, the alcohol industry is witnessing a shift from traditional retail format to modern retailing, as per RNCOS analysis.

Highlighting the potential of this industry, Shushmul Maheshwari, CEO – RNCOS said, “Online retailing in alcohol industry is flourishing in cities namely Mumbai, Bengaluru etc. The modern format is a scalable even though there are significant regulatory and distribution hurdles”.

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News Release: Liquor Retailers Welcome Online Model in India
Submitted on: December 20, 2017 11:08:57 AM
Submitted by: Shushmul Maheshwari
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