Queensland-based Star Hotel and Liquor Group has selected Australian Liquor Marketers as its new wholesale partner, moving on from its previous deal with ILG.

The agreement will see more than 40 stores, which form Star Liquor, supplied by ALM, with the new deal kicking off from 1 August 2017.

ALM’s CEO, Scott Marshall, told TheShout that he was very happy to be working with Star Liquor from next week and that the deal shows that ALM is focused on helping independents to grow in all areas.

““Star liquor joining ALM will mean $85m+ of new wholesale business for our Queensland operations and further strengthen our resolve to ensure a sustainable future for Independent liquor operators across the country,” Marshall said.

“This is also further endorsement that ALM has the right offer to support and grow independent liquor businesses of all sizes to remain competitive for the long term”.

Shaun Landy, the General Manager of Star Liquor added: “We have spent many months negotiating the right outcome for our business and are excited that ALM can offer us a successful supply model into the future.

“Star liquor will be operating as a standalone banner group for the first time in our short history and this change will allow us to grow faster with more control of our own destiny.”

ALM currently operates out of three warehouses in Queensland, one in Brisbane, one in Cairns and one in Townsville, while Star Liquor operates stores from Gold Coast up to Townsville.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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