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Online grocery sales forecast to hit £15b by 2020 proving a big opportunity for wine

Published:  15 April, 2016

Retail market research firm Mintel forecasts that online grocery sales will increase 73% to reach £15 billion by 2020, proving an opportunity for the wine category.

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Tesco's turnaround: Retailer post quarterly growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Multiple retailer Tesco posted its first quarterly sales growth in nearly three years signalling that the supermarket giant's turnaround is gathering momentum.

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Waitrose adds 12 new English Sparkling wines to range

Published:  11 April, 2016

Waitrose has announced its decision to expand its current range of English and Welsh wine by a quarter.

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Marks and Spencer food sales grow market share

Published:  08 April, 2016

Sales of clothing and homeware at Marks and Spencer continued to fall in the fourth quarter, but the food and drinks section continues to be a saving grace for the high street stalwart.

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The London Wine Fair 2016 to showcase most content in 36-year history

Published:  07 April, 2016

This year's London Wine Fair will play host to the largest ever schedule of debates, tastings and seminars, with more than 100 sessions planned across the three days. 

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The UK market continues to undergo 'seismic changes', says Félix Solís's Richard Cochrane

Published:  06 April, 2016

Speaking to Harpers ProWein, Félix Solís UK managing director Richard Cochrane highlighted the shifting topography of the UK wine market, describing "seismic changes" that continue to alter the retail landscape in ways that he suggests are of an unprecedented significance and scale, with major implications for those supplying the UK trade.

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Insights: The importance of design when wine customers buy with their eyes

Published:  06 April, 2016

Customers across all retail sectors are buying with their eyes and the message behind the label has never been so important.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Premium sales rise and Easter sales doubles market growth

Published:  05 April, 2016

Kantar Worldpanel figures show that premium sales have increased and market growth doubled posting the fastest growth since March of 2015, which may be good news for the wine category.

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Graham's Port and BBR mark royal birthday with unique limited edition release

Published:  31 March, 2016

Graham's Port is partnering with Berry Bros. & Rudd on a limited edition Port to mark the forthcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Premium yuzu liqueur from Isake International goes on sale in Selfridges

Published:  30 March, 2016

Isake International has announced the launch of a new premium yuzu liqueur, which will be available through Selfridges from next month.

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Spirits business and retail outlets drive strong profit growth at Adnams

Published:  24 March, 2016

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer, saw profits rise 7.3% in 2015, despite flat sales growth.

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McGuigan Wines launches exclusive Family Release range in Waitrose

Published:  22 March, 2016

Australian winery McGuigan Wines has partnered with Waitrose on an exclusive range of wines under the Family Release brand.

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Naked Wines hits £100 million annual sales for first time

Published:  22 March, 2016

Naked Wines, the online crowd-funding platform, has broken through the £100 million annual sales barrier for the first time, ahead of the company's financial year-end on March 28.

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Tesco trials mixed-case South African wine offer

Published:  18 March, 2016

Tesco is to trial mixed cases of wine from its finest* range in 280 stores nationwide for the first time.

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Sainsbury's posts first quarterly sales rise for two years

Published:  15 March, 2016

Sainsbury's has posted its first quarter of growth for over two years, amid signs that health is returning to the UK's beleaguered multiple retailers.

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ProWein 2016: 'Wine needs to be more daring,' says Origin Wines founder

Published:  14 March, 2016

Origin Wines founder Bernard Fontannaz at the first day of ProWein called on the UK wine trade to be more daring and try new packaging and product ideas for the off-trade in a effort to engage more with consumers.

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UK sales of sparkling wines hit £1 billion for first time

Published:  11 March, 2016

Sales of sparking wines in the UK - excluding Champagne - hit £1 billion for the first time in 2015, according to figures released today by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Co-op look to UK bottling to safeguard consumer availability

Published:  11 March, 2016

"We want to be the best at Convenience," is the stated aim of the Co-operative BWS team. With the convenience sector showing market growth, the Co-operative is launching a new initiative to implement clustered ranging plans across its portfolio of over 4000 stores, and aims for "excellence in execution" on product availability.

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Good news for Morrisons as group returns to profit

Published:  10 March, 2016

Big-four multiple retailer Morrisons bounced back into profit last year, according to figures released by the group today.

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Morrisons rings the changes

Published:  10 March, 2016

Morrisons' wine team is bucking the trend, with a revitalised range, rising sales and a collaborative approach to suppliers delivering awards and customer spend

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