News briefs from deeds Brewing, Pink Boots Society Australia, Retail Drinks and Retail Drinks, as well as and regulatory news from WA, NSW and QLD.
Overall alcohol sales and and volumes are down between at least 10 and 30 per cent according to Alcohol Beverages Australia, as brewers step up to help their venue customers.
With brewers pivoting to new business models to survive the current crisis, many are entering the direct retail market for the first time. Retail Drinks has guidelines to help brewers responsibly deliver alcohol.
Buying liquor online is just “too easy” according to latest UNSW research, but industry group Retail Drinks Australia has hit back saying the online alcohol sales study is “incomplete and inadequate”.
Retail Drinks, the representative body of packaged liquor retailers, has toughened up rules around the home delivery of alcohol, including banning unattended same-day deliveries.