The PPI is a monthly index posted by the government, which measures wholesalers’ gross profit dollars. According to this Alcohol Wholesaling Margin PPI, alcohol distributors’ profitability has been accelerating. Wholesaler gross profit has continuously grown, and is surprisingly up in the past month. The improvements could have much to do with easing transportation costs, as well as better pricing. Not only are wholesalers seeing this exciting growth, but alcohol retailers have been up, as well.
Source: Beer Business Daily, February 2019