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Blue Star Rebrands Under New Parent Company ive Group

Member of the drinks association (publisher of drinks bulletin), Blue Star Group has announced a re-brand across its business this week, now trading under the name Bluestar WEB. After acquiring a range of new businesses, including STI lilyfield, iGroup, Thompsons Print and Display and POS Collective in recent months, the business believes that Bluestar WEB will … Continued

April 16, 2015

How To Drink Properly Wins Second International Marketing Award

DrinkWise and its agency Clemenger BBDO claimed a Silver award in the Youth Marketing category at the highly coveted APAC Effie Awards 2015 in Singapore on Friday for their ground-breaking ‘How To Drink Properly’ social marketing program. The award is the second international accolade for the duo, with the campaign winning Silver at the 2014 … Continued

April 15, 2015

Drink Brands Join the Run Way for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2015

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week returns to Australia for its 20th year this week, with designers set to showcase their latest styles centre stage. Supporting this year’s event from the drinks industry are Tempus Two, Asahi Super Dry, Rekorderlig Cider, Cîroc  (Official Spirit Partner of the event), Vranken Pommery and Sanpellegrino. Tempus Two returns again as the … Continued

April 13, 2015

Noble Spirits Official Partner of the NOT FOR SALE Social

On Wednesday April 1, Noble Spirits again partnered with NOT FOR SALE for the second NFS Social at Since I Left You in Sydney’s CBD. The NFS Social combines social entrepreneurship, diversity, experience and expertise to create the ‘Social’ – an intimate and unique fundraising experience (www.notforsalesocial.org). Not For Sale Australia is an organisation that … Continued

April 9, 2015

Beam Suntory and Diageo North America Atop Best Spirits in 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Beam Suntory and Diageo North America Atop Best Spirits in 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Beam Suntory Inc. and Diageo North America both received the major awards atop 1,580 entrants in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, announced last week. Announced at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, judges awarded Beam Suntory the Director’s … Continued

April 9, 2015

Hotel Chambers Licensee Convicted for Ignoring Sydney CBD Lockout Laws

On 25 March 2015, a Sydney CBD licensee was convicted in court, fined $2,000, ordered to pay $1,500 in legal costs and incurred a first strike under the Three Strikes disciplinary scheme for breaching the 1.30am lockout laws. The licensee of Hotel Chambers, Chady Khouzame, pleaded guilty in Downing Centre Local Court for failing to … Continued

April 1, 2015

ALDI to expand into South Australia

ALDI Australia has announced its intentions to expand into South Australia, with the commencement of the steel work at their Distribution Centre, as well as further plans for future store sites. BADGE construction company was appointed by ALDI to oversee the development of their 32,000sqm Distribution Centre at Regency Park, which is expected to take … Continued

April 1, 2015

Invigor Group Launches New Comparison Site for the Alcoholic Beverage Sector

Invigor Group has launched Australia’s first independent consumer price comparison site, providing consumers with real time price comparisons for products across alcoholic beverages, as well as electrics and white goods. Shopping Ninja works as a plug-in for desktops and via a mobile app, discretely notifying shoppers when and where the product they are browsing for … Continued

April 1, 2015

Coles and Woolworths Liquor Announce New Appointments to Senior Management

Both Coles and Woolworths have announced new appointments to senior management this week. Coles Liquor announced that Thinus Keeve has re-joined Coles’ supermarkets as State General Manager, NSW, leaving his role as General Manager of Coles Liquor. As a result, GM for WA supermarkets, Cathi Scarce has been appointed as GM of Coles Liquor. Coles … Continued

April 1, 2015