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Emerging Brand of the Year Emerging Brand of the Year
Manildra Group is the sponsor of the inaugural Emerging Brand of the Year Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards. As one of the world’s leading grain neutral spirit producers, Manildra Group is proud to support The Emerging Brand of the Year, an award that recognises brands that add zest to the sector while garnering significant consumer awareness and popularity in the process.
Fan Favourite Fan Favourite
Mainfreight is the sponsor of the inaugural Fan Favourite award category at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards. Mainfreight offers managed warehousing and international and domestic freight forwarding and regards the Fan Favourite award as an opportunity to recognise and reward brand excellence in an industry where consumers relentlessly demand nothing less.
Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Inclusive & Diverse Workplace
Coles Liquor is the proud sponsor of the inaugural Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards. It has more than 700 stores throughout Australia under banners including Liquorland, First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars and Liquor Market. Coles Liquor regards D&I as an important pillar for any business or industry looking to remain future fit.
Most Distinctive Brand Most Distinctive Brand
BevChain is the sponsor of the inaugural Distinctive Brand of the Year Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards. BevChain provides national tailored supply chain solutions for the beverage industry across Australia with ‘best-in-class’ warehouse and distribution services. The company expects winners in the Most Distinctive Brand category to be pushing the creative boundaries in the way they express their brand and its attributes in the market, and is keen to celebrate those achievements with them.
Supplier Award Category Supplier Award Category
Advantage Australia is the proud sponsor of the Supplier Award category at the Australian Drinks Awards. Since 2009, The Drinks Association has commissioned Advantage Australia to conduct an annual Industry Trade Benchmark Survey that determines the winner of Supplier of the Year at the Australian Drinks Awards. This year, the Australian Drinks Awards has introduced two new supplier awards: Most Improved Supplier and Supply Chain Partnership.
Supply Chain  Partnership of the Year Supply Chain Partnership of the Year
Kegstar is the proud sponsor of its inaugural Supply Chain Partnership Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards. Kegstar is an asset pooling business specialising in stainless steel beverage containers. The company prides itself on being an integrated supply chain solution partner for thousands of brewers, cider producers, winemakers and distillers around the world, which was key to its decision to sponsor the Supply Chain Partnership Award.