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Oddbins launches tongue-in-cheek Black Friday campaign

Published:  24 November, 2015

Award-winning high-street retailer Oddbins has launched a campaign highlighting the growing opposition to Black Friday in the UK.

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Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

Published:  24 November, 2015

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

Published:  24 November, 2015

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London's on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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Roberson culls Grand Marques from online list

Published:  20 November, 2015

Roberson Wine is to delist the major Champagnes brands from its website.

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Price-cutting, premiumisation driving multiple drinks sales growth

Published:  19 November, 2015

The drinks sector is still in growth at the UK's major multiples, against a background of both declining overall sales and significant price deflation, according to figures released this week.

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Cotswold Dry Gin wins listings in Oddbins

Published:  19 November, 2015

Cotswolds Dry Gin has expanded its distribution through listings in selected Oddbins stores.

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McKinley Vintners to merge with New Generation Wines

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Generation Wines and McKinley Vintners are to merge from January 1, 2016, Harpers has learned.

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HMRC alcohol tax fraud regulation to cost thousands of jobs

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Government legislation to end alcohol tax fraud could lead to thousands of job losses, a leading insolvency lawyer has warned.

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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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