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£6.4 billion Christmas spending spree could rescue dismal year for multiples

Published:  16 December, 2015

Over £6.4 billion will be spent spent at the UK's leading supermarkets in the two weeks to Christmas, according to global information and insights giant Nielsen.

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Armit releases highly anticipated 2014 Domaine Leflaive en primeur

Published:  16 December, 2015

Fine wine merchant Armit Wines has announced the en primeur release of the 2014 vintage from highy regarded Burgundy winemaker Domaine Leflaive.

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New wine service launches with ban on baffling wine language

Published:  14 December, 2015

Taste4, a new online wine service, has banned the ten least understood wine words from its marketing, following an extensive consumer survey.

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English wines toast record Christmas sales at Waitrose

Published:  11 December, 2015

Sales of English wines have rocketed this Christmas, Waitrose has revealed.

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Christmas wine sales will peak on Monday, Laithwaite's predicts

Published:  10 December, 2015

Wine sales for Christmas - and for the year - will peak on Monday, December 14, according to sales data from online retailer Laithwaite's Wine.

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Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc proves runaway success

Published:  09 December, 2015

The first shipments of Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc have already sold out, the wine's producer Invivo Wines reports.

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Sauvignon Blanc tops red-heavy Christmas sales at Laithwaite's

Published:  08 December, 2015

Sauvignon Blanc will be the most popular wine in the UK this Christmas, according to customer analysis from leading online retailer Laithwaite's.

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Co-op claims 66% market share of Fairtrade wine sales

Published:  08 December, 2015

The Co-op dominates Fairtrade wine sales in the UK, with a 66% market share, a new report on the mark reveals.

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Vindpendents agency recruits three new members

Published:  07 December, 2015

Wine agency Vindependents has added three new independent wine merchants to its membership, taking its total to 21.

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Analysis: Harper's survey reveals what trends may lay ahead in 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 was not a bad year for the trade, but it was a challenging one. But what does the future hold? We conducted a survey to find out the general feeling throughout the trade as we approach a new year. 

If 2015 was the year of consolidation within the wine trade, it would appear that 2016 will be the year of opportunities, according to the results of a recent Harpers survey put to the trade.

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A big year ahead for rum and craft beer, Bibendum PLB predicts

Published:  04 December, 2015

Rum, old world reds and craft beers all present big opportunities for 2016, according to the insight team at Bibendum PLB in its end-of-year predictions.

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Insights: What's hot and what's not for retail trends in 2016?

Published:  04 December, 2015

Angela Mount reports on the retail trends that will have the greatest impact on the multiple and convenience sector in 2016

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Bibendum PLB unveils new insights into UK consumer profiles

Published:  02 December, 2015

New research from Bibendum PLB's insights team has defined eight distinct consumer categories in the UK drinks market.

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Vina Valdivieso appoints brand ambassador to drive sales

Published:  01 December, 2015

Chile's Valdivieso winery, together with its distributor Bibendum PLB, have appointed Jonas Tofterup as brand ambassador and export manager for the UK and Europe.

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M&S tops first tranche of 2016 International Wine Challenge

Published:  01 December, 2015

Britain's multiple and discount retailers have taken home a total of 222 awards from Tranche One of the 2016 International Wine Challenge, including 21 gold medals.

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Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.

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Oddbins launches tongue-in-cheek Black Friday campaign

Published:  24 November, 2015

Award-winning high-street retailer Oddbins has launched a campaign highlighting the growing opposition to Black Friday in the UK.

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Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

Published:  24 November, 2015

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

Published:  24 November, 2015

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London's on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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