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Woolies’ new beer is the ‘best thing since sliced bread’

Unsold loaves of bread from Woolworths have been repurposed and brewed into a limited-edition pale ale. The beer, called Loafer, will be sold exclusively in BWS and Dan Murphy’s. The new product will help raise funds for Feed Appeal. This will put meals on the table for Australians impacted by …

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Proportion of Aussies drinking alcohol continues to fall

The proportion of the Australian population drinking alcohol continues to fall, although cider is becoming more popular. This is the headline finding from Roy Morgan’s ‘Alcohol Consumption Currency Report March 2019’. In an average four-week period, the report found, 67.5 per cent of the Australian population aged 18 and over …

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Mineral water, mate? Fewer Aussies drinking alcohol

The proportion of Australians drinking alcohol has fallen in the past five years, according to new research. Roy Morgan’s ‘Alcohol Consumption Currency Report September 2018’ found that, in an average four-week period, 67.9 per cent of the Australian population aged 18 years and over consume at least one type of …

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Health consciousness to ‘limit’ Christmas alcohol sales

Although prosecco, craft beers and rosé will be the most popular drinks this Christmas, says IBISWorld, alcohol consumption is falling. One of the lifestyle trends behind this fall in per capita (per person) alcohol consumption is greater health consciousness. But the same trend is also driving demand for kombucha and …

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Yellowglen: a new spritz for summer

Yellowglen has launched the Sunset Spritz range, described as “Australia’s refreshing new take on a bubbly favourite”. Sunset Spritz is said to feature “delicate fruit infusions with a gentle spritz” and is available in two varieties: Sunset Spritz Spritzed Rosé and Sunset Spritz Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Prosecco. “Yellowglen’s Sunset …

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Woolworths swallows up over half the dollars spent on packaged alcohol

A new report by Roy Morgan has underlined Woolworths’ dominance in packaged-alcohol sales. Of the $15.5 billion dollars’ worth of alcohol bought in Australia, nearly three-quarters of it (74.3 per cent) is bought from Australian supermarkets. Of that amount, more than half (50.1 per cent) is bought from Woolworths Group …

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‘Alcohol Currency Report’: wine most popular, but beer drunk most

The Roy Morgan ‘Alcohol Currency Report’ reveals 69.3 per cent of Australians aged 18-years-plus drink alcohol in an average four weeks. Of all Australians 18 years and older, 44.5 per cent consume wine, 39.1 per cent imbibe beer, 27.5 per cent consume spirits, and 13.6 per cent drink cider. Looking …

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Print media remains a key influence for consumers

New figures from Roy Morgan have shown that catalogues are the most useful media for driving consumers in groceries and alcoholic beverages. According to the latest Roy Morgan September 2017 magazine readership results, almost four million Australians read either Coles Magazine (3,975,000) or Woolworth’s Fresh (3,828,000). This wide readership has meant strong …

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Aussie drinkers favour supermarket-affiliated retailers

Three-quarters of the $14.5 billion spent on alcohol at off-premise retail outlets last year went to supermarket-affiliated retailers, with hotel bottle shops and independent stores trailing well behind, according to new research. The latest ‘Alcohol Retail Currency’ report from Roy Morgan Research says Dan Murphy’s accounted for nearly 30 per …

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