Independent Liquor Group - Providing Choice and Flexibility

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Operating within this intensely competitive market environment is Australia’s largest liquor co-operative, the Independent Liquor Group (ILG). Established in 1975 by a group of independent hotel and bottle shop owners, the co-operative is now a major business comprising two separate but related co-operatives with a combined annual turnover of just over $773.5 million. ILG’s dual co-operative structure was adopted in June 2000 with the objective of gaining the full taxation benefit of co-operative loans offered by the NSW Treasury Corporation. The change in structure allowed ILG to build its first distribution centre. More than 1,200 small, licensed liquor stores, hotels, clubs and restaurants across NSW, Queensland and the ACT are members of both co-operatives (ILG Suppliers Co-operative and ILG Distribution Co-operative). ILG Suppliers Co-operative also includes large liquor suppliers in membership.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationCEMI-CERU Case Study Research Report
PublisherCentre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI)
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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