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Mitchells & Butlers adds 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu

Published:  22 March, 2017

Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to entice calorie-conscious drinkers by adding a 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu.

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Meet the buyers: Majestic

Published:  07 August, 2017

As Cat Lomax takes up the head buyer role at Majestic, James Lawrence takes an in-depth look at the drinks-buying team

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Wine buying hits shoppers' sweet spots at the multiples

Published:  28 March, 2017

High levels of shopper-satisfaction and the willingness of consumers to linger in the wine aisle, are presenting opportunities to engage the customer and drive trade-up sales, a new supermarket study has suggested. 

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Romanian producer set to double volumes with £5 million investment

Published:  07 August, 2017

New Aldi addition Cramele Recas has announced a £5 million investment into the expansion of its vineyards and bottling plant.

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Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits

Published:  28 March, 2017

Tesco has finally reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and will pay £129m fine following 2014's damaging accounting scandal.

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Lidl backs Hungary as sales grow across Europe

Published:  27 July, 2017

Lidl is adding 15 new Hungarian wines to its UK range, in response to the growing popularly of the region.

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Morrisons shorten payment terms for small suppliers

Published:  27 March, 2017

Morrisons today announced it would shorten payment terms for its smalle suppliers to a maximum of 14 days as part of its 'buy and sell simply' initiative.

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Aldi pulls in 20-medal haul at IWSC

Published:  26 July, 2017

Aldi is having a good month.

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Aldi wine sales lead the way as retailer growth continues

Published:  24 March, 2017

Aldi has shown the fastest year-on-year growth of all retailers according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures

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Tesco launches Copestick Murray collaboration

Published:  20 July, 2017

Tesco is launching historic Hungarian wine Talisman Bull’s Blood into the UK market via a partnership with distributor Copestick Murray.

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Broadland launches new Australian range to the UK off-trade

Published:  12 July, 2017

Broadland Wineries is adding a new range of Australian wines to its portfolio aimed at the off-trade.

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Waitrose boxes clever with premium Provence launch

Published:  07 July, 2017

Waitrose is launching a selection of premium bag-in-box wines to tap into convenient drinking trends.

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Sainsbury’s reports strong first quarter growth

Published:  04 July, 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported 2.3% growth in like-for-like first quarter sales, excluding fuel, compared to a 0.3% increase seen in the previous quarter, partly in thanks to the sunny start to the summer.

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New head of buying at Majestic

Published:  21 June, 2017

Majestic Wine has announced that a new head of buying will step into the role recently vacated by Matt Pym.

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Vertical ambition

Published:  15 May, 2017

Effective range hierarchy is crucial in a world where shelf space is in short supply, meaning the justification of premium listings is paramount for suppliers. Angela Mount reports

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Promotional spend at the multiples dips to 11-year low following efforts to stop exodus to the discounters

Published:  06 April, 2017

The latest retail data from Nielsen shows that the multiples are now truly marching to the beat of the discounters’ drum following concerted efforts over the past year to replace a reliance on multi-buys with a focus on simpler price cuts.

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The battle for the retail shelves

Published:  23 March, 2017

The latest Nielsen retail reports make for interesting reading. Supermarket own-brand wines showed growth of 12.6% in the 12 weeks leading up to January 28, 2017, an escalation from 5.5% year-on-year growth, while brands lost 3% share.

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"Worrying" times for Sainsbury's as supermarket points to unstable climate for sales set-back

Published:  16 March, 2017

Sainsbury's has warned of "very competitive" trading conditions in the wake of the post-Brexit sterling slump as the supermarket suffered a slight sales decline in the fourth quarter of the financial year.

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Lidl reports rapid growth for wine category

Published:  08 March, 2017

With a global turnover of over £70billion, and trading operations in 28 countries, the Lidl empire is continuing to grow in the UK, with 35 new stores opening in 2016, and a further 50 planned for this year.

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Grocery market share for discounters hits record 12%

Published:  07 March, 2017

The march of the discounters continues as £1 in every £8 spent on groceries is now spent in either Aldi or Lidl.

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