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Kantar Worldpanel: Aldi and Lidl's combined marketshare hits 10% for first time

Published:  17 November, 2015

Aldi and Lidl's combined UK marketshare have hit 10% for the the first time after attracting an additional one million shoppers according to Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending 8 November 2015.

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Majestic H1 results: profits drop 50% as company launches turnaround plan

Published:  16 November, 2015

Majestic plc's first-half results show that profits dropped by 50% for the 26 weeks to September 28, 2015, with profits before tax sliding to £4.3m, down from £8.5m for the same period the year before.

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Oddbins announces quirky #WhatTheFox Christmas campaign

Published:  10 November, 2015

Oddbins, the award-winning high-street drinks chain, has launched its Christmas campaign.

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Insights: Testing the Naked Wines' text for wine service

Published:  10 November, 2015

OMG, don't LOL, its tru, a g8 new service has launched where u can order wine by txt. An innovative new service where customers can order wine by a simple text message has been launched. Jo Bruce put it to the test.

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Akintola attacks Network Rail over Oddbins London Bridge eviction

Published:  09 November, 2015

Network Rail is "coldly ripping out the hearts of neighbourhoods across London and the UK", according to Oddbins' managing director, Ayo Akintola.

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Insights: Autumn tastings reveal long-term strategies for multiple retailers

Published:  05 November, 2015

Angela Mount hit many of the autumn multiple retailer tastings ahead of the Christmas trading period to get in-depth insight into each retailers different long-term strategies.

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UK consumer confidence hits record levels

Published:  04 November, 2015

UK consumer confidence has risen to its highest level ever, according to the latest quarterly figures released by global insight provider, Nielsen.

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Virgin Wines full-year results reveal business "ahead of schedule"

Published:  04 November, 2015

Virgin Wines boss Jay Wright says the company is "ahead of schedule" on a three-year plan put in place after its management buyout from Direct Wines in 2013.

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Insights: Retailers' Christmas strategies revealed

Published:  02 November, 2015

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Analysis: Spirits brands set to make the most of Christmas trading period

Published:  02 November, 2015

With the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas the most crucial for all in the drinks trade, Erin Smith looks at how the spirits sector fares at this time of year.

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The Smith Report: A consumer-centric Christmas

Published:  30 October, 2015

As we head into November and the throes of the busiest trading period of the year, many retailers are changing strategies in an effort to pull in more consumers during the final weeks of 2015.

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Tesco drops 300 wines from range and eliminates half price deals

Published:  29 October, 2015

Tesco finally unveiled the full extent of their new range and pricing policy at their autumn press tasting in London Tuesday.

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Majestic Wine to eliminate six-bottle minimum

Published:  26 October, 2015

Majestic Wine is implementing a new pricing strategy beginning tomorrow, which includes eliminating the six-bottle minimum that the store has had in place since 2009.

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Lidl aims to lift Christmas spirits

Published:  23 October, 2015

Discount supermarket Lidl is expanding its spirits range ahead of the Christmas rush.

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Armit launches #LoveLeVolte Week

Published:  23 October, 2015

Fine-wine merchant Armit Wines is launching its inaugural "Love Le Volte" promotion next week.

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Majestic wins exclusive rights to Graham Norton's Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  20 October, 2015

BBC chat show host Graham Norton is to launch his own wine in the UK through an exclusive distribution agreement with Majestic Wine.

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Borough Wines launches new store with Château Castera tasting

Published:  19 October, 2015

Borough Wines is launching its new Shoreditch store and wine bar with an exclusive event for the press and trade.

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M brand expands with new central London wine shop

Published:  15 October, 2015

The M restaurant group is to launch a specialist wine shop in Victoria, London.

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BWS suffers as supermarket range cull starts to bite

Published:  12 October, 2015

Beer, wines and spirits (BWS) has been among the hardest-hit categories as supermarkets culled their ranges this year, according to new research.

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Co-operative to sell wine made from Australian and New Zealand grapes

Published:  08 October, 2015

The Co-operative is to list a wine made with grapes from both Australia and New Zealand among a number of new additions to its range.

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