the drinks association News: What Our Associate Members Can Do for You Posted by: Hannah Sparks November 09, 2016 A guide to the services provided by the drinks association's associate members. AMA Commercial Collections is an Australian owned and operated enterprise that has served credit managers since 1977. It provides a full range of services and products including debt recovery, trade bureaus, credit consulting, credit insurance and information services. Click here to learn more. BevChain provides national tailored supply chain solutions for the beverage industry across Australia with ‘best-in-class’ warehouse and distribution services. Click here to learn more. Brand Promotions is the biggest, best and most cost-effective suppliers of almost any promotional product you can think of. It also specialise in designing an entire campaign to help build your brand and dominate your market through gift with purchase, custom made products and high volume orders. Click here to learn more. Core Element is a specialist boutique FMCG recruitment and careers business that recruits sales, marketing and general management roles across the grocery, liquor, foodservice and pharmaceutical sectors. The company combines contemporary functional and organisational credentials and the ability to engage a rich, diverse network. Click here to learn more. Fix provides financial savings to its clients businesses by offering tailored solution for the management of internal functions including systems, processes and efficiencies, category management, end-to-end promotional program management, marketing programs & collateral management, retail support and merchandising, space planning, pricing, management of audit programs, data collection and analysis & reporting, product advice and product to market advice. Click here to learn more. Hip Media is a specialist mid-sized publisher, dedicated to meeting your key marketing and corporative objectives. The team at Hip Media creates both print and digital publications that communicate with your customers, members or stakeholders in an informative, entertaining and inspirational voice; specialising in highly engaging print and digital content in both the B2C and B2B sectors. Click here to learn more. With the world’s largest set of consumer, purchase, media, social and mobile data, IRI ignites extraordinary growth for its clients in the FMCG, retail and over-the-counter health care industries. Whether it’s analyzing how to make your assortment, pricing and promotions more profitable, tailoring your media strategies to likely purchasers of your brand, or guiding you through new product or market planning, IRI pinpoints what matters and how it can grow your business. Click here to learn more. Kegstar is an asset pooling business specialising in stainless steel kegs used to transport beverages, principally beer and cider. Under its pooling model, Kegstar owns and manages, on behalf of its customers, a growing pool of more than 50,000 kegs. Kegstar collects the empty kegs from the venue and then redeploys them to other customers, who participate in the Kegstar pool. Each Kegstar keg is uniquely identified and tracked when the keg moves through the supply chain. Kegstar is part of the global supply-chain logistics company Brambles Limited and currently operates in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Kegstar will commence operations in mainland Europe and USA in late 2016. Click here to learn more. Mondo Search provides executive search and recruitment services for the global consumer sector, working across a range of specialised industries in Australia, including: Direct Selling, Digital/Direct Marketing, Drinks, FMCG, Franchising/Retail, Hospitality/Wine and Marcomms. Mondo offers tailored recruitment services through its Sydney and Melbourne based consultancies, it also has national and international affiliates through its NPA alliance - The Worldwide Recruiting Network, a network of over 400 specialised Executive Search owner operators. Click here to learn more. Powerforce is part of the Blueprint Group, which works with retailers and manufacturers to help unlock value for them through its integrated range of data, sales and marketing solutions. Powerforce and Blueprint's CCS offer a full range of sales and marketing solutions through brand names such as Extravert, Retail facts! and Ausrep; and Retail Insight - a leading global data and analytics business. Click here to learn more. Advantage is globally recognised as the industry leader in B2B performance benchmarking. The company measures the strength of business relationships between suppliers and retailers and benchmark companies against their competitors. The success of its flagship performance benchmarking program - Advantage Report - has expanded to over 39 countries worldwide. Clients look to Advantage for insights into strengthening their business relationships across a broad range of business performance areas within existing and emerging channels including: E-Commerce, Grocery, Pharmacy, Foodservice, and Healthcare. Advantage's research offers invaluable quantitative and qualitative feedback for companies looking to identify their strengths, opportunities for improvement, and industry best practices that will lead to strengthened business relationships and better commercial outcomes. Click here to learn more. tic technologies provides custom internet & CMS solutions for all types of organisations. tic’s Senior Management team is available at all times, providing ongoing complimentary support. Its powerful, yet easy to use CMS can be extended to multiple, independent web sites. When you need quality web technology, strategic marketing and support; think tic technologies Click here to learn more. Established in 1992, Veritas Events is a dynamic Sydney-based group of event planners specialising in creative solutions for corporate functions, conferences, incentive programs, team building and special programs. At the core of the team's work is a passion for creativity. Veritas Events' constant innovation creates unique experiences that both your business and your clients will always remember. Click here to learn more. BARSCAN delivers actionable insights to venues and suppliers in the on-premise liquor trade. BARSCAN for Venues lets you focus on making profitable business decisions by taking the hassle out of retrieving data from your POS and delivering a simple way of understanding and analysing your venues sales, margins & profit performance. BARSCAN delivers unique insights into trends, trading dynamics, occasion dynamics and promotions in the on-premise liquor trade. Click here to learn more. Ebiquity helps brands exploit the evolving marketing landscape to achieve business success. The company provides customised data analytics, online tools and consultancy services. It recommends optimisation strategies to improve clients’ performance throughout the consumer path to purchase, drawing on its unique expertise and objective data insights. Click here to learn more. GS1 is a leading global organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. The company's specialties are barcodes, EPC, GDSN, eCom, MobileCom, AIDC, traceability and supply chain standards. Click here to learn more. Based in Sydney, JEM provide Information Communication Technology (ICT) management and support for small to medium organisations across Australia. Since opening its doors in 1997, JEM has fast become one of Australia’s leaders in IT, covering a wide variety of technical environments across clients in the club, hospitality, fashion, accounting and corporate business industries. JEM's trusted and highly trained technical team provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week remote support, ICT Project Management, software auditing and licensing compliance, regular system health reporting and proactive monitoring, disaster recovery planning and data back-up services, domain and DNS management, system integration, service and virtualisation, and hardware provision. Click here to learn more. As a global supply chain business with over 240 branches around the world, Mainfreight offers sophisticated logistics solutions in and out of the most dynamic economies. The company also offers specialised warehousing and distribution solutions. Click here to learn more. NCI was established in 1985 as a specialist trade credit insurance broker. The business has grown steadily to become the leading trade credit insurance broker throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Over the years, NCI has realised that its business is actually about protecting its client’s profitability. While credit insurance is the ultimate safeguard against bad debts, better business practices in trade credit management can also help to improve profitability on a day to day basis. NCI has therefore developed a complete range of trade credit services for its clients. Click here to learn more. StayinFront provides complete, mobile, cloud-based sales force automation (SFA) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions that empower its customers to work more efficiently, know more about their business and performance and sell more effectively. Click here to learn more. As Australia’s leading product content solutions provider, SKUVantage helps clients to drive sales, reduce costs and save time with better product content management. The SKUlibrary platform is the home of drinks Library, and enables brands and retailers to efficiently communicate drinks product images, data and features on retailers’ web sites, brand sites and field sales tools. Click here to learn more. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. Click here to learn more. Touchstone helps clients achieve their business goals by securing the best senior executive talent. Since 2003, the company has advised major Australian and multinational public and private companies on senior appointments across the Asia Pacific region. Through research and global network relationships Touchstone builds deep industry background and behavioural knowledge, which allows it to deliver high caliber shortlists quickly and efficiently, focussed exactly on the client’s brief. Click here to learn more. Blue Star is Australia’s leading provider of integrated print, display, personalised communications, promotional products, warehousing and logistics services. The company partners with customers to deliver on their communication needs, ranging from a specific product or service through to a seamless integrated solution. Click here to learn more. the drinks association is the publisher of drinks bulletin.