Liquor minnows join forces in battle of the bottle-oh

Liquor minnows join forces in battle of the bottle-oh

Liquor retailer Doug Evans calls it ”feeding the monster”. The peculiar spectacle of independent bottle shop owners backing their trucks up to big box outlets such as Dan Murphy’s and filling up with cheap booze to then sell at their own stores, reports Business Day.
Such is the pricing and buying power of outlets like Dan Murphy’s – owned by supermarket giant Woolworths – and Coles’ own network of 800 stores, that they can buy and sell beer, wine and spirits at a cheaper price than is available to the nation’s thousands of independent bottle shops.

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