The Grocery and Liquor Association (GALA) was formed 97 years ago after the First World War as a voluntary community fundraising arm of Master Grocers Australia. The GALA committeeconsists of a number of grocery and liquor industry representatives who willingly volunteer their time to support worthy community organisations and charities.
GALA’s purpose is to represent both the grocery and liquor industries in supporting community organisations while fostering goodwill, friendships and networking opportunities for all companies (wholesalers, retailers, and suppliers) willing to be involved.
GALA conducts major annual industry community/charity events throughout Australia, including industry golf days, industry breakfasts and the annual GALA industry ball.
As a result of these events, GALA has raised more than $1.6m for charity and other community organisations in designated states.
In recent times, additional committee members have been recruited from the trade, ensuring the trade is presented with the newest and most optimistic approach to fostering a community spirit within our industry.