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ILG Fined for Promotion of Aussie Beer

ILG Fined for Promotion of Aussie Beer

The Independent Liquor Group (ILG) has been fined $10,200 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for incorrect labeling and packaging. ACCC says ILG’s Aussie Beer was labeled incorrectly, misleading consumers to think they were purchasing an Australian made product, when in fact the beer was made in China. The labeling incorporated the statement “100% owned” within a map of Australia...

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ALDI to expand into South Australia

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 place over the next 8 months, employing more than 500 l...

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Invigor Group Launches New Comparison Site for the Alcoholic Beverage Sector

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 is available at a lower price, updating...

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The Wine Company to Distribute McHenry Hohnen Wines

The Wine Company to Distribute McHenry Hohnen Wines

The Wine Company (TWC) has entered into a new trading partnership with McHenry Hohnen, seeing TWC responsible for the distribution of the Margaret River wine brand across the east coast of Australia. McHenry Hohnen was established in 2004 by winemaker, David Hohnen and his brother-in-law and viticulturist, Murray McHenry. All grapes at McHenry Hohnen are sourced from family owned vineyards in the south of...

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Calidris 28 Under New Ownership

Calidris 28 Under New Ownership

Calidris 28, distributor of 28 BLACK energy drink, Sol Mate, AriZona and illy issimo in the Asia Pacific is now operating under the new trading name Level Beverages Pty Ltd. Level Beverages was bought out by Calidris 28 back in 2013 by then Managing Director, Chris Graebner, and has successfully grown under the new ownership over the past 15 months, Graebner says. Level Beverages is a distributor of soft,...

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William Grant & Sons General Manager Exits Business

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, Grants FR, Hendricks, Sailor Jerry, Balvenie...

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Merivale Giant Purchases Newport Arms

Merivale Giant has acquired the Newport Arms Hotel - one of Sydney’s most landmark venues. The acquisition took place late last night. Newport Arms Hotel, located on the waterfront of Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has long been recognised as a landmark among hotels, attractions and restaurants and is one of the biggest venues in Sydney. The venue comprises of a terrace restaurant, garden and bist...

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Yealands Secures New Distributor in Australia

Yealands Secures New Distributor in Australia

New Zealand wine producer, Yealands Family Wines has announced a new distribution partnership with NT Agencies in Australia. NT Agencies will be responsible for the distribution of the Yealands wine brand in the Northern Territory. “We are delighted to have a distribution partner in the Northern Territory to expand our distribution and sales of Yealands wines. We look forward to working with NT Agencies, ...

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Diageo Opens New Storage Facility in Bid to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Diageo Opens New Storage Facility in Bid to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Diageo officially opened the doors to its new warehouse at its bottling facility in Sydney’s western suburbs this afternoon, seeing the multi-beverage company move its storage over from the further afield original Huntingwood based warehouse. The new warehouse has been opened in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint – part of its recently announced 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets. ...

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Brown-Forman Reports Company Growth

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 the results, Paul Varga, CEO of the company said: “Brown-Forman's seven per cent growth in unde...

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