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Kollaras & Co Host LSA Regional Roadshow

Kollaras & Co were pleased to host members of The Liquor Stores Association this week, as part of their 2018 NSW Regional Roadshow program. Each year, LSA run a series of educational roadshows throughout regional NSW, aimed at informing members and industry stakeholders of current events and issues impacting the liquor retail sector. Company Director, Michael Kollaras, spent the morning with the group to present an overview of Kollaras & Co, their unique capabilities, and explaining our business strategy and the importance of exclusive brands. Other topics discussed at the roadshow included: new Container Deposit Scheme, the Digital Driver’s Licence... Read More

Kollaras & Co Announces Three New Brands to Portfolio

Kollaras & Co are thrilled to welcome three new exciting new wines which are sure to bring character and diversity to their exclusive portfolio. This week, Kollaras & Co spoke of the exciting arrival of three new brands; Two Truths, St Augustus and Kamana. Kamana hails from the famous region of New Zealand’s Marlborough, and the two alternate brands are said to be produced in Australia’s renowned wine making state of South Australia. Company Director, John Kollaras shared his excitement, commenting: “Two Truths has already set tongues wagging with its funky vibe and universal appeal. Aside from its groovy packaging, the... Read More

Southern Mills Gold #1 Mid Strength

Late last week, National Liquor News announced that Southern Mills Gold took the prestigious place of number 1 Independent Brewer in the NPD category in 2017. Industry-wide, the mid-strength category contributed an increase of $157m to the overall beer category; a highly competitive market. Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said “We were elated when we received the numbers. Although the achievement did not come as a surprise, this is the ultimate demonstration of the success and importance of independent exclusive brands in an ever-evolving retail landscape." Kollaras continued; “Considering new product development is a highly contested category, I congratulate our exclusive brand... Read More

Faustino Wines Highly Awarded

Kollaras is excited to report that several wines from our brand partner Faustino, have recently been highly awarded with a prestigious 92 and 93 points, by esteemed sommelier James Suckling. James Suckling is revered as one of the world’s most influential wine critics, offering thirty years’ knowledge and experience in the wine industry. Suckling and his support team are a trusted and reliable information source, last year, tasting over 16,000 wines alone, with an audience base of over four million worldwide Kollaras & Co were appointed as official distributors of the renowned Faustino brand for the SOUTHPAC region in 2015, on... Read More

Riunite Wows Blind Tasters

In what can only be regarded as a testament to the Kollaras brand, National Liquor News has awarded our Italian brand, Riunite Lambrusco, a whopping 85 points in their annual Sparkling Red blind tasting. Up against strong competition from Mclaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa, the humbly priced Riunite Lambrusco has been placed in the top five sparkling wines, for under $14. Interestingly, Riunite proudly boasts the most aggressive price point of the group, with other awardees coming in at almost two times the price of Riunite’s LUC Kollaras & Co’s Marketing Manager Georgia Kollaras, is not surprised by the wines’ success,... Read More

The New Kid on the Block!

In early December, Kollaras & Co proudly launched the newest addition to their portfolio, INDIE. Commenting on the business, Kollaras & Co Director Michael Kollaras commented: “It is no secret that we are passionate about ensuring a level playing field for all. We clearly see our role in the market as being a product solutions provider, to fill gaps for our customers to ensure they have their very own competitive offering.” Recognising a significant gap in the liquor trade for an independent exclusive 30 pack value block, Kollaras & Co launched INDIE in early December, just in time for the Christmas... Read More

Asia Goes Wild for Wild One

Asia Goes Wild for Wild One Last month, Kollaras & Co saw delivery of its first container of Wild One juices to Taiwan, bound for shelves of French supermarket giant Carrefour. Last week, Taiwan’s market leaders trialled Wild One across 16 Carrefour hypermarkets, which saw excited shoppers enjoy in-store tasting programs, topped by features in Carrefour’s direct marketing catalogues. With over 1,500 hypermarkets across 30 countries and 120 stores in Taiwan alone, Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world. Specialising in a one-stop-shop model, Carrefour stocks its shelves with the likes of groceries, televisions, sports equipment, fashion, electrical... Read More

Kollaras & Co a Finalist For Wholesaler of the Year

Kollaras & Co a Finalist For Wholesaler of the Year Since its establishment in 1961, the Liquor Stores Association of NSW (LSA) has been the united voice of the retail liquor industry for NSW and the ACT. Friday night saw the industry’s elite gather for LSA’s 21st annual Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence. LSA’s event honours and acknowledges the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile in the retail liquor industry, and Kollaras & Co were honoured to be named as a finalist for Wholesaler of The Year. Managing Director, John Kollaras commented: “Kollaras & Co were elated to receive... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wines Have Done It Again

Kollaras & Co Wines Have Done It Again In our continued endeavour to bring quality brand partners and customers together - Kollaras & Co are delighted with the overwhelming success our brands have secured in this year’s National Liquor News Sparkling and Champagne tasting. Earlier this month, a panel of 10 industry experts came together to blind taste a staggering 106 wines using the 100-point rating system - before selecting the top 6 in rated wines from each category . Out of 3 categories and a total of 18 wines selected by the panel, all five brands submitted by Kollaras & Co... Read More

Kollaras & Co Celebrates Simone Deeley On Her 15th Anniversary

Kollaras & Co were this week excited to celebrate Simone Deeley’s 15th Anniversary! A dedicated employee for more than a decade, Simone, who currently works in the finance team as a Reconciliation Officer, commented “When I started, there was about 8 or 9 people in the office and it still amazes me today, the growth of this amazing business.” We asked Simone a few questions to celebrate her milestone: Simone, congratulations on your 15th Work Anniversary! I’m sure you’ve seen some great changes in your time. Tell us, what is your fondest memory of your time at Kollaras & Co? My fondest memories... Read More

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