We are committed to ensure the success and longevity of independents in the liquor
industry, empowering you with the strength and benefits of belonging to Australia’s largest
member-owned liquor cooperative. Our members are the key to our success.
Committed to providing choice and flexibility to better service our members’ diverse business models, ILG owns six distinct banner groups in Fleet Street, Bottler, Super Cellars, Pubmart, Clubmart and The Liquor Coop. The Co‑operative extends its members significant buying power with enhanced marketing opportunities through specific advertising under these banner groups.
The ILG Logistics Contract Warehousing and Distribution Solutions, extend warehousing, handling and distribution services, as well as customised supply chain solutions for the Liquor Industry.
At ILG, it’s all about our members. Our family is rich in history, strong in member relations and committed to exceptional service.
In the 1970’s, small liquor retailers and hoteliers faced a number of obstacles created by a market that was dominated by a small number of very large wholesalers. These obstacles included restricted marketing opportunities that did not always promote the interests of the smaller retailer and hotelier.
With this came what was then “just an idea” for a small group of liquor retailers to join together and purchase as a group. Founding members include Ivan Markich, Les Walker and the late Gary Sadler.
Our co‑operative structure binds us with community development and support. ILG is committed to community development activities that promote participation, inclusion and partnership. This commitment is channeled in two ways, internally through its workforce and externally through its members. To the members’ end, ILG’s community activities are targeted towards adding value to their independent businesses that allow them to be the avenue in supporting their respective local communities.
In keeping with the Co‑operative principle of supporting the community, ILG holds a fundraiser as part of its annual seminars. The co‑operative has raised funds close to $1Million over the past 30 years.
Charities we have supported include the Children’s Hospital Westmead, De La Salle Foundation in Vietnam, iKhaya le themba, Home of Hope in South Africa, Prostate Cancer, Soldier On and Father Chris Riley Youth Off the Streets.
1. VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP
2. DEMOCRATIC MEMBER CONTROL
3. MEMBER ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION
4. AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE
5. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND INFORMATION
6. CO‑OPERATION AMONG CO‑OPERATIVES
7. CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY