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Morrisons bucks trend with strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has fared well in its Christmas trading with like-for-like sales increasing by 9.5%, excluding fuel.

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Somerfield up for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

British convenience store chain Somerfield has put itself up for sale and could change hands for as much as 2.5 billion in an auction being run by Citigroup.

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ACS reacts to Somerfield

Published:  23 July, 2008

The ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) has reacted strongly to news that Somerfield has been made available for sale.

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Spar targets underage drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailer Spar will adopt a "Challenge 25" policy from March 1 to tackle underage drinking.

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New labelling to save millions

Published:  23 July, 2008

The South Australian Government has announced wine labelling rules in a bid to increase exports.


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ADZ discount drops to 90% for the ontrade

Published:  23 July, 2008

Further changes have been made to the regulations covering controversial Alcohol Disorder Zones (ADZs).

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Diageo apologises for attempting to rig awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has been forced to apologise after being caught voting multiple times for its own brands in consumer awards for Scotch whisky.

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Winemaker dies in vineyard blast

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: A Hunter Valley wine dynasty has been devastated by a massive explosion that tore through their operation, killing owner and chief winemaker Trevor Drayton and another man, and leaving a third man fighting for his life.

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Exclusive whiskies at new Terminal Five bar

Published:  23 July, 2008

World Duty Free is to open a Connoisseur Bar at Heathrow Airport's new Terminal Five, which opens in March.

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Regent Inns receives bid interest

Published:  23 July, 2008

Regent Inns has received what it described as a "number of preliminary approaches" with a view to buying the company.

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London set for urban vineyard'

Published:  23 July, 2008

London's central business district will see a splash of green this summer with the introduction of its very own urban vineyard.

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Tesco Christmas results below expectations'

Published:  23 July, 2008

The supermarket giant has missed revenue forecasts for the Christmas period with like-for-like sales rising by just 3.1%

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Benromach takes to the water

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch single malt Benromach is the official whisky partner of a round-the-world yacht race.

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D-Day for Orbital

Published:  23 July, 2008

Orbital Wines' portfolio of brands will be picked up by a new company on Friday, Harpers understands.

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Future Brands' chief executive retires

Published:  23 July, 2008

Steve Bellini, president and chief executive at Future Brands, has retired.

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Significant growth for Asda wine sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda experienced double digit growth in its wine sales over the Christmas and new year period thanks in part to a new TV advertising campaign featuring Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt.

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Delta Airlines opts for master sommelier

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andrea Robinson, the master sommelier, was presented with the opportunity to select Delta Airlines' new wine list.

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Oatley Wines invests heavily in new facilities

Published:  23 July, 2008

Oatley Wines has invested AUS$10 million in new winemaking facilities at Mugdee, New South Wales.

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Cape Wine 2008 event - Date change

Published:  23 July, 2008

The dates for the Cape Wine 2008 Event in Cape Town have changed.

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Co-op reports 4% growth in Christmas trading

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Co-operative Group has that announced trading sales were up by 3.4% over the Christmas and New Year period.

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