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BWS ditches plastic bags

BWS ditches plastic bags

Woolworths has revealed BWS will join Dan Murphy’s and Cellarmasters in phasing out single-use plastic bags across Australia. The move came as part of the supermarket giant's announcement it will phase out single-use plastic bags at its checkouts, with a total ban in place by June 30, 2018. Coles has quickly followed up with a statement that it will also phase out plastic bags, but has yet to ...

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MEET THE REP: Therese Stoll, On-Premise Area Manager, Samuel Smith & Son, Adelaide

MEET THE REP: Therese Stoll, On-Premise Area Manager, Samuel Smith & Son, Adelaide

Therese has been a part of the Yalumba family for more than 25 years. Barossa-born, she started as a Marketing Assistant at Yalumba when Robert Hill-Smith was Marketing Manager in 1985. She caught the travel bug, but couldn’t stay away for long, returning to the company’s Melbourne sales office in the early 90s as secretary to the State Manager.  A real go-getter, Therese then moved...

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Show your U.G.L.Y side and win!

Show your U.G.L.Y side and win!

Registrations are now open for the Leukaemia Foundation’s quirky U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year competition, challenging bartenders to demonstrate their Understanding, Generous, Likeable You and raise funds to beat blood cancer at the bar. There’s a great range of incentive prizes up for grabs for those who put their heart into this fun competition. Every $80 raised will fund one night of ac...

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Last Chance to Sign Up to Negroni Week!

Last Chance to Sign Up to Negroni Week!

Negroni Week is back in 2017 from 5-11 June. The  week long  celebration of the classic cocktail is a great opportunity to get consumers into venues and share the Negroni love. Why not run a special deal or feature the Negroni as the cocktail of the week in your venue during Negroni Week? Venues can also hold master classes and tastings to help consumers learn how to make the perfect Negroni ...

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New Website Helps Venues Find Staff on Demand

New Website Helps Venues Find Staff on Demand

Soon, hospitality businesses will no longer need to worry about expensive recruiter fees or posting lengthy job ads online as a new online platform is launching that makes finding ready-trained and flexible staff easy. Founder and CEO Jeffrey Williams has worked in the alcohol industry for a number of years, including global and local roles with Diageo, and noticed a gap in the market for a digital ser...

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Which World Class Cocktail Week Event Should You Attend?

Which World Class Cocktail Week Event Should You Attend?

World Class Cocktail Week kicks off in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane next week (7-13 May), with Australia’s top bars and bartenders helping to bring to life over 100 experiences, including masterclasses, tastings, venue take-overs and degustations. Here’s our selection of the best events for you to learn the latest techniques and trends in mixology to replicate in your own venue or pass on...

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Choosing the Right On-Premise Specialist

Choosing the Right On-Premise Specialist

It can be confusing trying to find the right specialist for your business needs. That’s why we decided to do the research for you and bring you a list of the on-premise specialists that provide a wide range of services including connecting venues to suppliers, designing menus, purchasing and ranging decisions, staff training, and more. A couple also  extend  these services to retailers and...

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See What 50 of the World’s Best Sommeliers Got up to in Australia

See What 50 of the World’s Best Sommeliers Got up to in Australia

Fifty of the world’s best sommeliers completed their tour of Australia as part of Wine Australia’s Somms of the World program last week, heading back to their home countries with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local wine landscape. Travelling from the best restaurants and bars in the UK, US, Thailand, Japan, Spain, China, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia...

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Increase Your Revenue with Snacks

Increase Your Revenue with Snacks

Snacks share a history in our bars and pubs. A complimentary bowl of chips or nuts for example, has become a measure of good hospitality in many venues. From the perspective of publicans and liquor retailers, snacks have also always provided an opportunity to increase margins by upselling and increasing basket size. Find out about a growing number of snack food brands targeted specifically at the on and o...

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BACARDÍ Addresses Sydney's Nightlife Issues in Party Talks Video Series

BACARDÍ Addresses Sydney

BACARDÍ has released the second episode of its three-part video series, Party Talks, which explores the state of Australian nightlife in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, shining a light on what keeps the country’s key cultural curators going and up at night. Watch the Brisbane 'Party Talks' here. The latest episode was shot around the recent House of Bacardi party in Sydney and features insights from some ...

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