Following the successful launch in Queensland last month, the wholesale beverage platform Kaddy has announced plans for its national rollout.
Kaddy, already used by over 1,500 customers on the East Coast, will now be available to all licensed venues in South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
“Tasmanian distilleries, South Australian wineries and craft breweries from WA suppliers across the country are already using Kaddy to access and trade venues on the East Coast,” said Kadys co-founder Rich Coombes.
“We are excited to now facilitate the national use of the platform and offer the same simple online trading experience to industry across Australia.”
The platform now connects more than 400 vendors with the industry’s wholesale customers, and the team hopes the increase they experienced in Queensland producers jumping on board is something that will now be repeated in the other states and territories.
“With the spotlight focused on independent beer at the moment, many venues and retailers will look at available options and want to access products to delight their indie-beer-loving customers,” Coombes said. “There are so many options for the country’s other 650 breweries, but it can be difficult to get equal access to all suppliers. This is where Kaddy fits in – for indie beer to thrive, easy access and simplicity are essential. ”
The Kaddy team including its software engineers are all based locally, which means that the ability to move quickly and build the necessary functionality to support a national presence has been a lot of work, but has always been the ambition.
Coombes added: “Our overall goal is to level the playing field and give all licensed venues in the country equal access to all of our fantastic producers across beverages – this is just a natural step in that direction. We are excited about the future, especially supporting the continued growth of Australian craft manufacturers. ”