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How Does Dan Murphy’s Guarantee Such Low Prices?

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 customers the confidence that Dan Murphy’s has done the leg work for them b...

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Paramount Liquor and Local Liquor to Open New Liquor Banner Groups across Australia

Paramount Liquor and Local Liquor to Open New Liquor Banner Groups across Australia

Paramount Liquor has revealed today that it has joined forces with Independent Liquor Retailers’ banner retailer - Local Liquor, to form and launch a new retail banner group in Victoria, and in other states in the near future. Managing Director of Paramount, Mark Rowe, told drinks  bulletin: “Local Liquor is expanding its banner to Victoria and we will be joining forces with that banner and supplying the...

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South Australian Retailer Appoints First Female Board Member

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, including three SipnSave drive thrus. She is also the Deputy Vice Chai...

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Richard Oppy Climbs the CUB Ladder

Richard Oppy Climbs the CUB Ladder

Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) has announced Richard Oppy as its new Marketing Director. On the appointment, CUB Chief Operating Officer, Mike Walsh, said: “Richard has worked across every brand in the business and I am confident he will passionately lead our marketing team and become a valued member of our executive team.” While looking to the future of his appointment, Mr. Oppy says one of the bigge...

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Martinborough Vineyard Secures New Distribution in Australia

Martinborough Vineyard Secures New Distribution in Australia

New Zealand winery, Martinborough Vineyard, has finalised new distribution arrangements in the Australian market, seeing the wine producer end its distribution agreement with Fine Wine Partners. The new distributors by state are: NSW/ACT/QLD – Cogito Wines – Nick Butler M: 0458 672 643 VIC/SA – Nelson Wine Company – Alan Nelson M: 0413 744 406 WA – Fine Wine Wholesalers – Ronnie Lawrence Ph: 08 9314...

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Treasury Wine Estate Reports Half Year Growth

Treasury Wine Estate Reports Half Year Growth

Treasury Wine Estates’ (TWE) has reported net sales revenue growth of 6.2 per cent, as well as EBITS of $85.2 million for the six months ended 31 December 2014 – representing a total growth of 77.5 per cent in comparison to the previous period. Michael Clarke said commenting on the results: “While the first half of fiscal 2015 included the benefit of the successful transition of the Penfolds release date,...

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Rachel Hebbard New National Sales Manager for Oyster Bay Wines

Rachel Hebbard New National Sales Manager for Oyster Bay Wines

Delegat Australia has appointed Rachel Hebbard to National Sales Manager. Delegat Australia is the Australian branch of the New Zealand family owned producer of Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate Wines. Ms. Hebbard has been with Delegat since 2005, working in various roles as Account Manager, State Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager. Ms. Hebbard was also responsible for opening Delegat’s sales ...

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2015 Supermarket of the Year is ALDI

2015 Supermarket of the Year is ALDI

ALDI has been named Supermarket of the Year by the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. The retailer received the award on Wednesday night, joining a number of other retailers of the year across industries as varied as fashion and books. ALDI Managing Director Oliver Bongardt said on accepting the award: “We are thrilled to be awarded the title of Supermarket of the Year in the Roy Morgan Research Cus...

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Southern Independent Liquor Group Sold to Metcash

Southern Independent Liquor Group Sold to Metcash

Southern Independent Liquor Group (SILG) has finalised its decision to sell to Metcash. SIL Managing Director, David Stephenson, told drinks  bulletin that the purchase has been finalised, all but subject to shareholder approval in March. SILG is an independent wide-range liquor wholesaler, servicing the Duncan’s and Oz Liquor banner group members, as well as a number of other independent liquor retailer...

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Australian Vintage Reports Half-Year Growth

Australian Vintage Reports Half-Year Growth

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has increased its half year net profits by 0.4 million, reporting half year net profits after tax at $4.4 million versus $4.0 million in the prior period. The wine company also reports total revenue growth, by 16 per cent, as well as increased sales of the McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe brands, by 19 per cent. AVL Chief Executive Neil McGuigan says the growth of its thr...

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