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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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Majestic launches first own-label range under Definition umbrella

Published:  11 September, 2015

Majestic has launched its first own-label range of wines.

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Analysis: Amazon's one-hour delivery put to the test

Published:  11 September, 2015

The speed at which wine, spirits and beers can be delivered to homes is changing with services such as Amazon Prime Now. But does it deliver?

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Analysis: The power of building an online community

Published:  11 September, 2015

As Tesco's online Wine Community closes its virtual doors the trade weighs in on how important digital engagement in the wine world has become.

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Morrisons follows c-store disposal by revealing falling profits and store closures

Published:  10 September, 2015

Morrisons has followed yesterday's deal to sell-off of its convenience store business by reporting a 35% fall in profits and the announcement of a further 11 store closures.

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Morrisons agrees £25m deal to offload convenience stores

Published:  09 September, 2015
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Jackson Estate launches premium Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in UK

Published:  08 September, 2015

New Zealand's Jackson Estate has released two new wines for the independent wine merchant and on-trade sectors.

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Conviviality Retail confirms £200m deal to buy Matthew Clark

Published:  08 September, 2015

Conviviality Retail has confirmed a deal to buy Matthew Clark from Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns for £200 million.

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Gordon & MacPhail unveils 75-year-old whisky with a £20,000 price ticket

Published:  03 September, 2015

Whisky supplier and retailer Gordon & MacPhail has launched what it believes to be the world's "most exclusive" single malt Scotch whisky.

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Spar adds to wine range and changes to EDLP model for exclusive Champagne

Published:  02 September, 2015

Spar is to move its Marquis Belrive Champagne to an everyday low pricing model.

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Alsace Riesling gets Majestic listing after vote by store managers

Published:  01 September, 2015

A Riesling from Alsace has been added to the Majestic range after winning a poll of the group's 211 store managers.

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Duncan Murray Wines named in list of UK's top 100 small businesses

Published:  01 September, 2015

An independent wine merchant in the Midlands has been named as one of the top 100 small businesses in the UK.

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LGI signs deal with Rhone producer to supply its wines to the UK

Published:  01 September, 2015

Southern French wine specialist LGI is to handle the wines of Rhône producer Dauvergne & Ranvier in the UK.

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Hedonism to offer collection of rare Dom Pérignon vintages

Published:  28 August, 2015

Luxury London retailer Hedonism Wines is to open a cellar devoted to rare vintages of Dom Pérignon Champagne.

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Australia's Barramundi embrances the sun and fun in rebrand

Published:  28 August, 2015

Australian wine brand Barramundi has been given a rebrand in a bid to appeal more to younger adult consumers.

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