Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Queensland, Pokies & Alcohol

It is the accepted wisdom that in order to to be in the alcohol trade in Queensland, one must own a pub. And if that pub has pokies, well then, you must be in the pokies business. Not so. Here's a picture of the national retail brand "Thirsty Camel" marketing alcohol in Sunshine Beach, Queensland.


And here's a picture of the West Australian based brand, Harry Brown Merchant Trader  (clearly a Dan Murphy's wannabe) marketing alcohol at the Eatons Hill Hotel just north of Brisbane. And if you look closely, you can see the Sydney based Bottlemart marketing alcohol via the drive thru.


It would seem that neither Woolworths and Coles need to operate pokies to use their national brands to profit from the liquor trade.

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