Metcash Ltd. operates as a wholesale distribution and marketing company, which specializes in grocery, fresh produce, liquor, hardware and other fast moving consumer goods. It operates through the following divisions: Food & Grocery, Australian Liquor Marketers and Independent Hardware Group. The Food & Grocery division is the wholesale dry grocery and fresh foods pillar of the business; supplying product for its brands and distributors along with support for ranging, retail operations, merchandising and marketing. The Australian Liquor Marketers and Independent Brands Australia are the two divisions of the company's Liquor pillar. The Australian Liquor Marketers serves as liquor wholesaler supplying liquor stores, restaurants and other licensed premises throughout Australia. The Independent Brands Australia is to create strong national brands, and a suitable framework for independent liquor retailers to compete equally with the chains and secure long-term sustainability. The Independent Hardware Group division is a independent home improvement and hardware wholesaler. The company was founded by Joe David in May 1927 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.