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Investors “lose confidence” in M&S following food and drink decline

Published:  11 July, 2017

A disappointing drop in food and drink sales at Marks & Spencer has put a dampener on CEO Steven Rowe’s recovery plan for the retailer. 

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Waitrose brings back ‘Drinks Festival’ for the second year running

Published:  26 September, 2017

Waitrose has announced it is bringing back its ‘Drinks Festival’, which the retailer ran for the first time last year.

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Tesco and Felix Solis collaborate on low ABV range

Published:  21 June, 2017

Tesco has launched a new range of low alcohol wines which it intends to become a staple on its shelves.

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Aldi launches Wine Advent Calendar

Published:  18 September, 2017

Aldi is gearing up for the Christmas season with the launch of a Wine Advent Calendar and a 3L Prosecco Jeraboam.

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Lidl adds trio to Whisky collection

Published:  07 June, 2017

Lidl has extended its Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt collection with three new single malt editions – Speyside, Islay and Highland (rrp: £17.49).

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Tim Atkin MW: Lidl’s Prosecco party

Published:  12 September, 2017

It was a familiar scenario. Offer Brits what seems like a bargain and they’ll form orderly queues at 6.30am on a Bank Holiday Monday. To be fair to those early morning Lidl shoppers, it looked like a spectacular deal: a case of Prosecco for the flute-clinking sum of £20, the equivalent of £3.33 a bottle. When you bear in mind that the duty and VAT amount to £3.23, it would be legally impossible to offer the wine any cheaper.

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Majestic’s buying evolution sees rise in own-label efforts

Published:  13 July, 2017

Just under 5% of the group’s sales are now in own-label ranges and a pioneering spirit in this area means there’s more to come, says Nigel Huddleston

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Aldi extends craft Festival Beer range

Published:  30 May, 2017

Discount supremo Aldi is bringing back its festival beer range for a second year with some notable additions.

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Channel crossing: A look at omnichannel retailing

Published:  05 September, 2017

Simon Jack looks at how retailers are keeping up with the demands of omnichannel fulfilment both in store and online

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Companies continue to look to Provence for bankable rosé styles

Published:  08 March, 2018

The popularity of drier, paler styles of rosé show no signs of slowing as they inch further and further into the mainstream, with Blossom Hill becoming the latest company to latch onto this consumer-friendly style.

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Majestic Loves marks first foray into entry level own-range for Majestic

Published:  06 April, 2017

For the first time in it’s 30-year history, Majestic Wine has launched an own-label range aimed squarely at the entry-level market.

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TWE launch targets growing male millennial segment

Published:  01 September, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled the latest product in its "male millennial" wine range, in a bid to cement its position in this increasingly sigificant category.

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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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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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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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Aldi pulls in 20-medal haul at IWSC

Published:  26 July, 2017

Aldi is having a good month.

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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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