Bottle shops win awards
TWO Whitsunday bottle shops have won Queensland awards at the Independent Brands of Australia (IBA) conference on the Sunshine Coast.
The bottle shops at the Reef Gateway Hotel and the Jubilee Tavern were both vying for national awards last night.
At the time of going to press, the results of the national awards were unknown.
IBA is an association of independent liquor retailers including the brands of Cellarbrations and Bottle-O.
There are more than 200 IBA stores in Queensland.
IBA’s business development manager of Mackay and the Whitsundays, Morgan Price, said that for two Whitsunday businesses to win the Queensland awards was an honour for the region.
He said it was a testimony to the efficiency of both these businesses.