By Ian Neubauer

The Independent Liquor Group (ILG) has announced sales of $247 million for the 2007-08 fiscal year.

The unaudited figure represents a seven per cent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

ILG supplies liquor to 865 shareholder members in 1200 hotels, clubs and liquor stores in NSW and Queensland trading under the Liquorstop, Pubmart, Clubmart, Liquor World and Handi Pub banners.

ILG Executive Chairman Bob Bourne paid tribute to supplier members who support ILG’s pricing policies.

“Our supplier members have played a big role in this result,” he said. “They are as committed as we are to ensuring there is a viable alternative to the major chains. Thanks to their support we are able to promote quality products and brands that are competitively priced and give our retail members a real point of difference.”

Bourne said the group had registered strong growth in wine sales over the past year, which had countered reduced sales of RTDs.

“This is a very satisfactory result, coming at the end of a year that saw us move our operations into a new wide range wholesale complex and restructure our business,” he said.

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