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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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Asda continues slump as Tesco steadies in contracting market

Published:  08 March, 2016

The ongoing contraction in the UK's supermarket continued through February, according to the latest data from Nielsen, with sales down 0.8% by volume and 1.1% by value.

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Q&A: Jay Wright, chief executive, Virgin Wines

Published:  08 March, 2016

Virgin Wines cashed in on the recent Christmas trading period and saw sales soar by 12%, attracting 30,000 new online customers in the process. The man at the helm talks to Erin Smith about what it takes to be a success online

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Global redesign for Jim Beam as UK sales thrive

Published:  01 March, 2016

Iconic US bourbon Jim Beam is to launch a global packaging redesign later this year.

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German Pinots thriving ahead of 2016 promotional drive

Published:  29 February, 2016

Wines of Germany is planning a major promotional push on Pinot wines this year, as data from Neilsen confirms huge UK growth over the past year.

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Berry Bros & Rudd in promotional drive for Virginia Wines

Published:  26 February, 2016

Berry Bros & Rudd customers who buy a six-bottle mixed case of Virginia wines may win a four-night trip to the wineries of Virginia, as part of a promotion with Virginia Wine which will run throughout March.

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Food pairing drives booming UK sales for Provence rosé

Published:  26 February, 2016

Sales of Provence rosé wines rose dramatically in the UK last year, up 37% by volume year on year and 11% by value, according to figures from regional marketing body, the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence.

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Great Western hails success of "spur of the moment" pop-up tasting

Published:  25 February, 2016

Bath-based national wine merchant Great Western Wines has successfully launched its first consumer-focused pop-up tasting.

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Chivas Regal unveils £2,000 ultra-premium expression

Published:  25 February, 2016

Pernod Ricard's premium whisky brand Chivas Regal has launched a new ultra-prestige expression aimed at the luxury market.

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GlenDronach releases limited edition 1968 sherry-aged single malt

Published:  24 February, 2016

Aberdeenshire distillery GlenDronach has announced its oldest release yet, a 1968 single cask in a limited edition of just 301 bottles.

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Justerini & Brooks trade tasting announced

Published:  22 February, 2016

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks is to hold its annual portfolio tasting on Wednesday, February 24.

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