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Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier to Retire from Australian Vintage

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier to Retire from Australian Vintage

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier announced their retirement from Australian Vintage. The two will retire from their roles on the Board as Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively. Both joined the board in 1991 as Directors of the company, then known as Brian McGuigan Wines. Over 24 years, Brian and Ian have seen the successful merger between Simeon Wines and Brian McGuigan Wines, forming McGuigan Si...

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Thirsty Camel Announces New Chairman at Liquor Alliance

Thirsty Camel Announces New Chairman at Liquor Alliance

Sam Benjamin has been announced as the new Chairman of Liquor Alliance. Nominated and unanimously elected, Sam takes over from Rob Gillies, who has held the role for the past seven years and who announced he would be stepping down from the National Board of Liquor Alliance at the April 2015 Board Meeting of Liquor Alliance Ltd. Rob will stay on as a Director of Thirsty Camel SA / NT. He said: “ This is an...

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Industry Bids Farewell to Southern Independent Liquor

Industry Bids Farewell to Southern Independent Liquor

The industry bid farewell to wide-range liquor wholesaler, Southern Independent Liquor (SIL) over the weekend, after the company held a farewell dinner on Friday evening, marking the end of an era with employees and friends of SIL. The company ceased operations in March, following the acquisition of the business by ALM (Australian Liquor Marketers). Addressing more than 120 guests at the farewell dinner h...

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Luke Jecks Appointed CEO Of Naked Wines International

Luke Jecks Appointed CEO Of Naked Wines International

Incorporating the USA and UK entities of Naked Wines Australia, Managing Director, Luke Jecks, has been appointed CEO of Naked Wines International. As part of a deal that saw Naked Wines’ previous investors, WIV, bought out by Majestic Wines, the UK’s largest independent wine specialist, for $137M (£70m). As part of the deal Rowan Gormley, the founder of Naked Wines, became the new CEO of Majestic. Naked ...

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TWE Employees Help Charities for Global Volunteering Week

TWE Employees Help Charities for Global Volunteering Week

Employees at Treasury Wine Estates have stepped out of their offices and out of the wineries this week to help out a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations across the world as part of the company’s Global Volunteering Week. Over the last week, Treasury Wine Estates’ staff have been doing everything to help support such organisations, from collecting litter to planting trees and cooking hot m...

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Young Henrys Partners with Kegstar in Australia

Young Henrys Partners with Kegstar in Australia

Keg rental and collection business, Kegstar has signed a multi-year agreement with Sydney brewery, Young Henrys. Kegstar will act as the main supplier for kegs to Young Henrys, helping to support growing demand at the brewery. “Young Henrys’ cult following and quality beers has resulted in their massive growth, something Kegstar is excited to support moving forward”, Kegstar COO for Australia and New Zeal...

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What You Need to Know About the 2015 Budget

What You Need to Know About the 2015 Budget

We've gone through the 2015 Budget and outlined the key areas for businesses within the drinks and hospitality industries. Refer below to see what the most important sections of the 2015 Budget are for you and what they mean for your business with regards to small business and employment, farming and agriculture, and foreign affairs and trade. 2015 Federal Budget Overview Funding has been given to smal...

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Coca-Cola in Decline in Australia

Coca-Cola in Decline in Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) revealed a 21.3 per cent decline in its Australian beverage business earnings today, during the announcement of its 2014 full year results. The company says the decline is a result of difficult trading conditions in the market. Pricing proved the most challenging for the company in 2014. “We’re benefiting from lower commodity prices, but rate realisation is definitely the challenge ...

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Lion Grows Global Footprint in China with Fine Wine

Lion Grows Global Footprint in China with Fine Wine

Lion – Beer Spirits Wine (BSW) has signed a long-term deal with Jebsen Fine Wines in China. Expanding Lion’s global footprint into China, the partnership will see a number of wines owned by Lion BSW Australia’s wine business, Fine Wine Partners sold across the country. As part of the agreement, Jebsen will be responsible for the distribution of a number of Australian and American wine brands within the Fi...

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Australian Retail Association Announces Focus for Retail Nation 2015

Australian Retail Association Announces Focus for Retail Nation 2015

The Australian National Retail Association (ANRA) has announced the focus for its Retail Nation event this year. Tickets for the annual event are on sale now. Retail Nation 2015 will focus on how data driven consumer insights and analytics are providing the retail sector with a greater capacity to understand customers and drive efficiencies for their organisation to better serve the customer. A panel of A...

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