Roy Morgan report and the mighty Dan’s

Roy Morgan report and the mighty Dan’s

Roy report The latest Roy Morgan report on Australian alcohol consumption says $14.5 billion was spent in the off-premise sector in 2016. The supermarkets and their associated retail chains accounted for about 75 per cent of sales.  The remaining 25 per cent was made up of independents and pub/hotel bottle shops. The mighty Dan’s raked […]

Snobby wine folk masturbating over single sites

Snobby wine folk masturbating over single sites

Define terroir time Forget snobby wine folk masturbating over single sites, or Wine Australia’s meaningless and misleading statement that defining terroir will lift the price for all Australian wine around the world. It’s time to define terroir. That is, define terroir for the consumer, not the vinous masturbators. Is it fact or bullshit? Is the […]

Key Report news for 2016, the year of?

Key Report news for 2016, the year of?

2016: the year of…? How can 2016 be summed up? Was it a year of progress, decline or stagnation? Below is a month-by-month account of 2016, seen through the reports in TKR. The italics are comments written on 21 December. JANUARY: Woolworths did not have the best of years [2015] and enters 2016 with its […]

Coles and Woolworths first quarter results

Coles and Woolworths first quarter results

Super duo Coles and Woolworths have recently published their first-quarter 2017 results. They’ve had a tough time in recent years, with Aldi and Costco taking market share and price deflation shaking the big two. An article in The Sydney Morning Herald by Madeleine Heffernan on November 6 included the following, which shows why consumers are […]

The thirsty dragon and stuck USA

The thirsty dragon and stuck USA

Dragon thirsty The appetite for Australian wine in China is not waning. In the year to the end of September the dragon nation absorbed 90.09 million litres worth $474.08 million. In contrast, the UK is dwindling. Not fast, but it’s on the turn, down 4 per cent in volume and 3 per cent in value. […]