Industry Insights

Liquor Licence Holders Can Now Update Their Details Online

The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing has launched a new online contact details form, which will allow liquor licence holders to update their contact details via OLGR’s website. From next year, OLGR will also begin sending liquor licence fee notices by mail, email and SMS, meaning that holders need to ensure their details are up to … Continued

December 4, 2015

Consumers Rate 1st Choice as Most Satisfactory Liquor Store

Consumers have named First Choice Liquor – Liquor Store of the Month in Roy Morgan’s latest Customer Satisfaction Awards. The Coles owned banner placed higher than Dan Murphy’s, The Bottle-O, IGA Liquor and BWS in terms of customer satisfaction, receiving an overall 92 per cent score – up from 88 per cent in January. According … Continued

December 3, 2015

GS1 Launches ‘Next Generation’ Data Solution for Grocery and Liquor

Supply chain and barcode solution, GS1 Australia has successfully migrated existing GS1net user organisations and product catalogues into a new GS1 Australia National Product Catalogue platform. The new platform will provide existing users from multiple sectors, including grocery and liquor, with a ‘next generation’ data synchronisation solution, comprising 36,700 trading partners and 28.6 million registered … Continued

November 30, 2015

UK Wine Writer to Embark on Australian Wine Tour

UK wine writer for The Sunday Express and publisher of leading wine website, Jamie Goode, landed in Australia this week to embark on a tour of Australia’s wine industry. During his ten day stay, which began on Thursday (26 November), Goode will visit Sydney’s Rootstock festival as well as producers in the south of Australia. Goode’s … Continued

November 26, 2015

Agnew Wines Bolsters Management Team

Greg West, Camilla Tang and Jye Hosking have left their current positions with McWilliam’s Wines, Taylors Wines and Warburn Estate respectively to join Agnew Wines in the Hunter Valley. Agnew Wines has appointed West as Retail Operations Manager and Tang and Hosking as Account Managers for NSW and the ACT. Prior to joining Agnew Wines, … Continued

November 19, 2015

Study Confirms Woolworths’ Liquor Retail Dominance

New findings published by Roy Morgan Research this week, further confirm that Woolworths Limited owned liquor stores, Dan Murphy’s and BWS, are dominating Coles owned and independent liquor retailers. The data shows both Dan Murphy’s and BWS are leading by market share and total customers. In any given week, 1.2 million Australians (representative of 23.9 per cent of total … Continued

November 19, 2015

Wine Australia Welcomes New WGGA Chair

Jo Andrew has been appointed Independent Chair of Wine Grape Growers Australia (WGGA) today. Mr. Brian Walsh, Chair of Wine Australia welcomed the appointment, saying: “We look forward to working closely with Ms. Andrew to help achieve our goal of a prosperous Australian grape and wine community.” Ms. Andrews joins the sector at a time … Continued

November 17, 2015