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ALSA/IRI REVEAL RETAIL LIQUOR
The new State of the
Industry Report from
the Australian Liquor
(ALSA) and IRi
has revealed that
sector is currently
The report provides a detailed analysis of
Australia's retail liquor market, giving retailers much-
needed information about what is happening in
As well as detailing the value of the industry, the
report also highlights that retail liquor generates
$3.5bn in alcohol taxation, plus a further $1.7bn in
GST, state payroll taxes and state liquor licensing fees.
The industry also supports over 165,000 Australian
jobs, directly employing more than 47,500 people
across the country.
Importantly the State of the Industry Report
also highlights that alcohol-related harms in the
community have fallen during a time that consumers
have had increased availability, lower real costs and
increased competition. The report says: "The facts
demonstrate that communities are more educated
about alcohol and we are making much better choices
than we have for many decades".
ALSA CEO Terry Mott said: "The data shows that
there is around 81 per cent of the over-18 population
that consumes alcohol, so there are 13.9 million
consumers who are over 18 and the vast majority
of those are clearly consuming responsibly. Even
though the population is growing, consumption is
declining. There are a number of factors at work,
lifestyle, health consciousness, making better choices,
premiumisation and there is no doubt there is some
population dilution through immigration".
In other positive news for the industry, the State of
the Industry Report shows that while volume sales
in 2015 fell slightly, by 0.6 per cent, the value of
liquor retailing increased by 1.5 per cent. That value
growth was led by spirits, which grew by 3.7 per
cent, contributing 50 per cent of the overall industry
Cider also saw strong value and volume growth,
increasing its value by 4.5 per cent and its volume by
6.8 per cent and was responsible for eight per cent of
the overall retail liquor growth.
Beer and wine also both saw value growth, with
beer increasing by 1.2 per cent and wine up by 0.7 per
cent, contributing 29 per cent and 12 per cent to the
overall value growth respectively.
BRAD BANDUCCI AS NEW CEO
Woolworths Limited has confirmed that Brad Banducci, the
managing director of its Food Group, has stepped into the
role of chief executive officer and managing director.
Banducci steps into the role vacated by Grant O'Brien,
who announced his retirement seven months ago. Banducci
will also continue in his role as managing director of the
Woolworths Food Group until a replacement is found.
Banducci said: "I am honoured to be appointed as the
Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Limited to lead our
200,000-strong team into the next chapter.
"I am a true believer in the potential of Woolworths and
I am excited about our future. We are at our best when we
are innovative and focussed on the customer and winning their trust."
Chairman Gordon Cairns added: "When I became Chairman of Woolworths, I said that
one of the Board's top priorities was settling the leadership of the company. I am delighted to
announce that the Board has appointed Brad Banducci as CEO.
"We undertook a rigorous international search process to find the best person to rebuild
the Woolworths business and return it to sustainable growth. While there were several strong
candidates, the Board was unanimous that Brad was the strongest of the field.
"Brad has had 25 years in retail, including 15 years consulting to some of the world's leading
retailers, as well as private equity experience in retail. He has had five years with Woolworths,
including his role in leading the growth of Woolworths Liquor Group. During this time he was
instrumental in the development of Dan Murphy's, one of Australia's great retailers.
"This makes him uniquely positioned for this role. He clearly understands the Australian
market, has a total commitment to our customers, and a great track record of growing valuable
businesses and developing his people."
Banducci joined the business in 2011 as the managing director of the Woolworths Liquor
Group. He was appointed as managing director of the Food Group in February 2015.
BOTTLEMART LAUNCHES 10-PACK DISPLAY UNIT
The Liquor Marketing Group (LMG) is rolling
out a 10-pack merchandising unit throughout its
Bottlemart stores, to help take advantage of the rise
in 10-pack sales.
The 10-pack merchandising unit is a small-footprint,
extendable unit that can be altered to suit any store size.
LMG's general manager of merchandise and
marketing, Damien Page, told National Liquor News:
"We're in the process of rolling out about 300 across
the network now. We trialled it and they've been really
well received and we'll probably be ordering a couple
of hundred more. Everyone's really excited about it.
"Ten-pack sales are becoming a segment on their
own, so we had to do something about it," Page added.
"The volume of 10-pack sales and their growth is the
main reason that we are rolling these out."
The unit is constructed from metal and is suitable for
use in both ambient and coolroom environments. The units can also expand and contract
with side shelves, plus a bottom shelf which can be pulled out to increase the footprint of
As Page also pointed out the unit also contains side panel graphics and a large header
card, which can communicate promotions and the availability of 10-packs in the coolroom.
"The 10-pack is becoming more popular because there are times when a four- or six-pack
isn't quite enough but a case is too much. They are just right for sharing occasions." Page said.
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