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Southern Independent Liquor Announces Opening of 3rd Party Logistic Business

Southern Independent Liquor Announces Opening of 3rd Party Logistic Business

Southern Independent Liquor has announced that SIL Storage, a third party logistics (3PL) business for liquor and general goods, is now up and running. Operating out of the company’s 7,600m² warehouse in Dandenong South, the new venture aims to provide affordable bonded storage, distribution and logistics services throughout the Melbourne metropolitan region. Southern Independent Liquor, formerly a wide-r...

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Confirmation Russian Standard will Stay in CCA Spirits Portfolio

Confirmation Russian Standard will Stay in CCA Spirits Portfolio

Following a new agreement with brand owner Roust, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has confirmed that Russian Standard Vodka will be added to their distribution portfolio. From August 3, the Russian Standard Vodka range (comprising seven SKUs) will further boost CCA’s newly integrated portfolio, which also now holds a range of luxury Japanese whisky brands from Beam Suntory, including Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki. ...

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Diageo Opts to End Heineken Partnership in South Africa

Diageo Opts to End Heineken Partnership in South Africa

Diageo PLC has announced plans to terminate its current partnership with Heineken South Africa in order to facilitate continued growth for its spirits portfolio and benefit from a more simplified structure of management in the region. The standing agreement, established as a three way cost sharing venture between Diageo-managed Brandhouse LTD, Heineken N.V. (Heineken) and Namibia Breweries Limited majorit...

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Lion Launches Improved Customer Portal

Lion Launches Improved Customer Portal

Lion has announced the launch of a new look customer portal, featuring 24/7 online ordering, product insights, local event information and details on top of selling products. Tim Gilberd, Lion Sales Strategy & Services Director, said on the improvements: “Our updated customer portal is the next exciting step on our ongoing journey to make it even easier for all our customers and industry partners to d...

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Kollaras Trading Company Partners with ALM

Kollaras Trading Company Partners with ALM

  Kollaras Trading Company (KTC), one of the country’s largest privately owned liquor organisations, has announced a strategic business alliance with Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM). The new partnership will see KTC’s brands enter ALM’s distribution network, increasing the distribution footprint of the company’s product offering dramatically. As a result of the trade agreement, ALM will now offer the en...

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Australian Wine Retailers atop Online Honours

Australian Wine Retailers atop Online Honours

Australia’s leading online businesses were recently recognised at the 2015 StarTrack Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS), where two wine retailers, Vinomofo and Naked Wines together took home five of the awards’ 14 categories. Melbourne based online wine retailer Vinomofo secured three titles including Online Retailer of the Year Award, Best Pureplay Online Retailer and Best Online Marketing, following ...

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Liquor Barons 2015 Conference – Queenstown

Liquor Barons 2015 Conference – Queenstown

The 2015 Liquor Barons conference wrapped up last night with a cruise on the scenic Lake Wakatipu, courtesy of Pernod Ricard Australia; concluding three productive days of networking and imperative decision-making sessions. Following a report on group position and a map of the year ahead, there was a genuine sense of optimism among the 105 Liquor Barons delegates that attended this year’s conference. Lou...

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Looking to Hire? Red Dot Launches a New Job Site Aimed at Hospitality

Looking to Hire? Red Dot Launches a New Job Site Aimed at Hospitality

  In an effort to streamline application and hiring processes for those involved in the hospitality industry, recruitment firm Red Dot has launched a new job site reserved exclusively for food and beverage professionals. Tasty Jobs, a portal based site, allows businesses to post openings online through tastyjobs.com.au where they are visible to a number of potential applicants. Jobs are organised by ...

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Accolade’s Newly Established Distinction Wines Outlines Key Contacts for Venues

  Distinction Wines, Accolade Wines’ newly established on-premise distribution business, will nationally represent some of Australia, New Zealand and Italy’s premier fine wine brands from July. Brands include South Australian icons Hardys and Grant Burge Wines, Tasmania’s House of Arras and Bay of Fires, along with Leasingham from the Clare Valley and seminal Western Australian brands, Houghton and B...

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Wine Australia Appoints US Market Entry Program Manager

  In an effort to expand the prominence of Australian wine internationally, Wine Australia has named Ben von Doussa to the newly created role of Market Entry Program Manager for the North American market. Stuart Barclay, General Manager of Market Development, says the new role demonstrates Wine Australia’s long-term commitment to the critical North American market. “The US is one of the largest wine ...

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