Industry Insights

Generation Y – Do We as Retailers Understand How to Engage Them?

By Mal Higgs, Project Manager for the ALSA Retail Insights Project As retailers, we tend to spend most of our time concentrating on our ‘customers’, as these are the people who make our cash registers ring! This however, instinctively means that we are focussing on the customers who walk through our front door – … Continued

February 10, 2016

Dan Murphy’s Says “Honest” Products Are on Trend

New Zealand’s award-winning Rochdale Cider is now being distributed through Dan Murphy’s in Australia. The family-owned brand, which uses only natural ingredients, is one of the country’s most popular ciders and its “honest” approach is also driving consumers to Rochdale in Australia according to the retailer. The cider is gluten free and has no added … Continued

February 4, 2016

Survey Finds Consumers Underestimate Alcohol Content

A survey conducted by Diageo Australia has found that a large percentage of consumers in this country are unsure about the volume of alcohol they’re consuming. When asked about the number of standard drinks in a beer, wine and single serve of spirits with a mixer, half of respondents said lower than the actual amount. The survey … Continued

February 3, 2016

SIL Business Steady Despite Sale to ALM

Business is still going strong for Southern Independent Liquor a year on since it sold its liquor wholesaling and marketing group to ALM. SIL has said that business has been steady over the last 12 months, following its change over to a new service as a bonded storage and third party logistics provider for liquor and … Continued

January 28, 2016

ALSA: How Important Are Supplier Relationships to the Retailer?

ALSA Retail Insights Project Manager, Mal Higgs, explains what relies on the health of the relationship between a supplier and retailer. Most would argue that for an industry to survive and thrive, there needs to be a healthy and productive relationship between the supplier and retailer. The supplier’s job after all, is to create the demand … Continued

January 14, 2016

LMG Marketing Rebrands

LMG Marketing has announced a rebrand of its name and website to OnTap Data. The business launched as LMG Marketing in 1997 to provide consulting and data management services specific to the hospitality industry. 18 years on, Director and founder Leith McGregor said it was time for a change. “The business has grown so much over the … Continued

January 11, 2016

Dixon Hospitality Acquires Several Iconic Sydney Venues

Melbourne-based hospitality group, Dixon Hospitality, has announced its acquisition of three iconic Sydney venues from entrepreneur James Wirth’s Drink’n’Dine group. The acquisition includes The Oxford Tavern in Petersham, The Forresters in Surry Hills and The Norfolk in Redfern, bringing the total number of venues under Dixon Hospitality up to 28. The acquisition also sees the family owned company … Continued

January 7, 2016

Coopers and Premium Beverages Appoint ‘Beer Ambassadors’

Coopers and its distribution business Premium Beverages have created what they’re calling “some of the best jobs in Australia”. These new roles will open up the opportunity for a lucky few to be ‘beer ambassadors’ for the company. As ambassadors, each will responsible for meeting with customers, consumers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar staff around Australia to share and … Continued

January 6, 2016

Sydney’s Famous The Island Bar to Relocate

From February, Sydney’s famous The Island Bar will relocate, leaving behind its current location on the iconic Cockatoo Island. Owners Marco Faraone and Mike Edkins decided to make the move after experiencing difficulties with coming to an agreement with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust to renew their lease. The Island Bar has been home to Cockatoo Island for … Continued

January 6, 2016

Diageo Tells Drinkers to ‘Know Your Standards’ in Latest Campaign

Diageo Australia has launched a new responsible drinking campaign that tells consumers to ‘Know Your Standards’. The campaign will be displayed through high impact posters, drink coasters and digital screens in pubs, bars and clubs in Sydney’s CBD and parts of Queensland from Christmas. The aim of the campaign is to help young adults calculate the level … Continued

December 17, 2015