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The Liquor Centre is a success story. What started as a couple of stores 20 years ago
has grown to become the largest liquor chain in New Zealand with over 170 stores.
While most chains actively pursue members to join their groups, the Liquor Centre
has operated differently and has grown simply through positive word of mouth.
This is as a result of their solid foundation, with a good management team and great
There is nothing 'corporate' about how the business is run, and they are proud of it.
The independence and ownership structure of Liquor Centre results in prompt and
precise decision making. Considered to be the best value for money liquor chain in
the industry, the Liquor Centre model is a proven winner.
Liquor Centre has maintained having the lowest franchise fees and the lowest
overheads over the past 20 years and still has some of the best benefits. In fact over
this period there has just been only one minimal rise in franchise fees.
Liquor Centre places importance on relationships, not numbers and views its outlets
as part of a Liquor Centre family.
They really value their customers and unlike supermarkets, place an emphasis on
the personal touch with no queues, no waiting and staff who are always prepared to
In October Liquor Centre launched their VIP club, which is growing bigger and bigger
each day. Every month VIP members go into the draw to win amazing prizes such as
televisions, smartphones, travel etc.
On top of this each store offers free giveaways on all product groups each month of
the year, to anyone who walks into the store.
Liquor Centre is currently undergoing a big re-branding and is constantly innovating,
adapting and growing, without sacrificing the quality of products or customer service.
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Continues Strong Growth
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FREE Market Appraisal Selling our wine
to the Chinese
By EMMA BEER
New Zealand wines are the way to go
for a casual drinking experience.
That's the message to be aired on
Chinese television in 2012.
Wellington business Gibson Group
is working on a TV series for the
Chinese to help introduce New Zea-
land wines to more of the world.
The series, which will feature
episodes about three Marlborough
vineyards, will air on Tianjin Tele-
vision some time next year, Gibson
Group legal and business affairs
manager Victoria Spackman said.
The vineyards were working on
exporting to China or expanding
their reach there by introducing the
idea of a more casual wine drinking
environment, she said.
In China, wine drinking is done in
more formal ways, at a banquet or a
function. New Zealand wines are
more suited to a more casual
environment -- a barbecue or picnic.''
The series would also highlight the
tourism and scenery around the
region to encourage people to travel
to New Zealand.
Ms Spackman was part of a
mayoral delegation that travelled to
Asia in July.
The trip was a success, with the
television project under way, and
connections made with a couple of
museums, she said.
We are up against other busi-
nesses, but the good thing is they
[the museums] have approached us,
and we've met them.
The first project is important.
Other institutions look to that and
say, Oh, that went well, so we know
what you can deliver can be success-
ful.' The first project is the kicker.''
Travelling with the mayoral group
allowed those in the delegation to
make ties they otherwise would have
found difficult, Ms Spackman said.
The role of mayor is very influen-
tial in China, and being with her
[Celia Wade-Brown] brings kudos to
us,'' Ms Spackman said. We were
able to meet people we otherwise
Art for a good cause
Street artist Drypnz will be applying
his surreal painting style to bags
instead of walls in Cuba St on
Saturday. He will be customising
DefenderBags, which are made from
pieces of recycled billboards. The
bags will then be sold. Funds will go
towards the Little Lotus project,
which helps children on the
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