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Conviviality completes Matthew Clark acquisition and confirms change of name

Published:  07 October, 2015

Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner Conviviality Retail has completed its £200 million acquisition of Matthew Clark.

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Tesco boss claims 'sustained improvement' but first-half profits fall by 54%

Published:  07 October, 2015

Tesco saw group operating profit before exceptional items fall by 54.6% to £354 million in the 26 weeks to August 29.

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Majestic invites customers on to tasting team in craft beer push

Published:  06 October, 2015

Majestic customers are being given the chance to help choose a British beer to be stocked in all 211 of its stores as part of an Oktoberfest promotion.

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Oddbins unveils The Palate amateur wine tasting competition winner for 2015

Published:  05 October, 2015

A waiter from Kilburn in north London has won this year's Oddbins The Palate amateur wine tasting competition.

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Former Direct Wines boss Hodder joins Majestic board

Published:  01 October, 2015

Majestic has announced another change to its board with the appointment of former Direct Wines boss Greg Hodder as a non-executive director.

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Sainsbury's edges back into growth in second quarter

Published:  30 September, 2015

Sales at Sainsbury's nudged into growth in the second quarter of its current financial year.

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Waitrose wins contract for Telegraph readers' wines service

Published:  29 September, 2015

The Telegraph newspaper has signed a deal for Waitrose to supply its reader wine offers.

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Aldi to launch online by-the-case wine sales early next year

Published:  28 September, 2015

Aldi is planning to launch online wine sales early in 2016.

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Former B&Q executive to join Majestic as managing director

Published:  26 September, 2015

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Conviviality wins Matthew Clark deal approval and announces plans to drop Retail from name

Published:  25 September, 2015

Conviviality Retail will change its name on completion of the Matthew Clark deal to reflect the broader drinks distribution nature of the business.

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First there was Summertown, then Jericho for Oxford Wine Café

Published:  24 September, 2015

Oxford Wine Co is preparing to open its second café in the city.

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Warner Edwards bags gin listings with M&S and Booths

Published:  23 September, 2015

Award-winning gin distiller Warner Edwards is moving up through the gears after winning two major new multiple listings.

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Almost half of shoppers using discounters as pressure builds on the big four says Nielsen

Published:  22 September, 2015

Nearly half of all British households are visiting Aldi or Lidl every month, heaping pressure on the big four supermarkets ahead of the busy Christmas trading period, according to latest data from Nielsen.

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Gallo gives Dark Horse a helping hand with supermarket sampling campaign

Published:  22 September, 2015

Gallo is taking its Dark Horse premium Californian wines on a tour of the UK in a bid to persuade Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers to buy the wines.

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Exclusive: Matthew Clark's chief executive 'thrilled' over Conviviality's £200m takeover

Published:  17 September, 2015

Matthew Clark's chief executive officer Steve Thomson told harpers.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he is "thrilled" over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created "a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry".

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Ocado records quarterly sales rise of 15.3% and 27,000 more orders per week

Published:  15 September, 2015

Online grocery operation Ocado has reported a 15.3% rise in its own retail sales in the 12 weeks to August 9, to £252 million.

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Sparkling wine continues to fizz with on-trade sales up by more than half in a year

Published:  15 September, 2015

Sparkling wine is the star performer in the drinks trade with the value of on-trade sales up by more than half in the year to July 7, according to Nielsen figures in the third quarter market report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Sparkling wine helps push up online sales by 11% in first quarter of 2015 says WDR

Published:  14 September, 2015

The value of online wine sales rose 11% in the first quarter of 2015 according to analysis by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Bibendum PLB aims to showcase regional Argentina with two new wine ranges

Published:  14 September, 2015

Bibendum PLB has launched two new wine ranges from Argentina.

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Riesling competition wins for Luvians and London House

Published:  14 September, 2015

Luvians Bottle Shop in St Andrews has been named retail winner of Wines of Germany's 31 Days of German Riesling promotion this year.

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