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Awards Winners: 2023 Retail Drinks Industry Awards

Last week, over 400 members and industry colleagues celebrated retail liquor industry excellence at the 2023 Retail Drinks Industry Awards, where the national awards winners were announced across both retailer and supplier categories.

The Retail Drinks Industry Awards are the peak national awards for Australia’s retail liquor industry, saluting the year-round efforts made by people and companies in our industry to succeed in business, through superior customer service, product knowledge and outstanding professionalism.

During his welcome address Retail Drinks Chairman, John Carmody said, “Our industry is at its best when we come together, shake hands, pat each other on the back, clink glasses, make new friends, see old friends, share stories and importantly, celebrate the best of our industry, and how fortunate we are to be a part of it.”

Total nominations across all categories grew again this year by 8 per cent to over 440, and in the individual awards categories (Liquor Store Owner, Manager and Young Liquor Retailer of the Year), the number of nominations grew by over 50 per cent.

Retail Drinks CEO, Michael Waters said, “Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this year’s Awards Program; thank you to our awards partners for your support in helping us make this event the success it was; thank you again to the hundreds of members who took the time to nominate in this year’s awards program; and congratulations to all awards finalists and winners.”

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