Australian Liquor Stores Association Launches Report in Parliament

Senator Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training has announced the Australian Liquor Stores Association’s (ALSA) latest report to government this week. The report was launched with ALSA to senators, MPs and industry executives in Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday evening. Produced by ALSA, the report – Australian Retail Liquor Market Insights … Continued

March 20, 2015

William Grant & Sons General Manager Exits Business

William Grant & Sons Ltd ANZ (WG&SA) has announced that its General Manager, Brian Sharp has decided to leave the business with immediate effect. Brian joined WG&SA in 2010 and made a major contribution to the business, including setting up of the wholly owned distribution business, which markets and sells the company’s brands including Glenfiddich, … Continued

March 19, 2015

The Drinks Industry Show Announce New Event Partner and Location

The Drinks Industry Show has today announced a number of new exciting developments for the event, including a new event partner Luna Park. The exhibition will relocate to the iconic water front venue at Luna Park and the dates will also move to 16-17 November. The trade-only show is a must-attend event for members of … Continued

March 18, 2015

Celebrating Success: Bev Chain

From a strategic discussion a partnership was formed and as a result, BevChain was created. Today, BevChain successfully consolidates products from over 25 different customers, including some of Australia’s favourite beer brands for distribution across Australia and BevChain is continuing to grow. In 2006, the family owned logistics powerhouse Linfox came together with brewing giant … Continued

March 16, 2015

Brown-Forman Reports Company Growth

Brown-Forman Corporation has reported financial results for the first nine months of fiscal 2015, ended January 21, 2015. The company reports growth in net sales in the period by 3 per cent (+5 per cent on an underlying basis) and operating income by 2 per cent (+7 per cent on an underlying basis. Commenting on … Continued

March 13, 2015

How Does Dan Murphy’s Guarantee Such Low Prices?

Dan Murphy’s has launched a new TV commercial, which goes behind the scenes to show consumers how it secures its “lowest price guarantee”. The commercial shows its “Price Change Team” – the team behind its lowest price guarantee, or as the commercial suggests – working to outdo their competitors’ prices. “The campaign aims to give … Continued

March 12, 2015

Western Australian Distilleries Lead Australia’s Spirits Industry

The results from the first Australian Distilled Spirits Awards were announced in Melbourne last week, showing Western Australian distillers to be out on top of the spirit industry, having taken away the most major trophies from the awards. Western Australia won three of the seven trophies from the awards; Great Southern Distillery’s Limeburners Peated Single … Continued

March 12, 2015

South Australian Retailer Appoints First Female Board Member

South Australia’s largest independent retailer, SipnSave has appointed its first female Board member. Bodelle Francis is the first ever female to join the Board in its history and hopes to add a new perspective to the group. Ms. Francis comes from the Francis Group of Hotels as General Manager, which runs five hospitality based venues, … Continued

March 10, 2015

Sarah Sammon 2015 Winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award

Last night, Sarah Sammon, Co-Founder of Simply Rose Petals, became the first Australian winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award. The award is part of a global initiative and recognises the success and vision of up-and-coming, entrepreneurial business women, specifically those under the age of 40. This age group is chosen in remembrance of … Continued

March 6, 2015