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Majestic finance chief steps down

Published:  07 August, 2015

Nigel Alldritt, group chief financial officer and company secretary of Majestic Wine, is to leave the company in November.

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Analysis: The Vindependents is an agency for independents, run by independents

Published:  07 August, 2015

Tired of dealing with big importers, a group of indies have launched a new agency to up profits and share business philosophies called The Vindependents.

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Conviviality Retail invests in perfecting franchise model

Published:  07 August, 2015
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Guy Woodward: What supermarket retailers could learn from restaurants

Published:  07 August, 2015

Among the defining wine trends of recent years, one of the most welcome is the smaller restaurant list. The new "less-is-more" approach means that every listing has to count.

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Majestic launches click-and-collect service for Naked Wine customers

Published:  06 August, 2015

Naked Wines has launched a click-and-collect service for its customers through the Majestic network of stores.

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Moody's warns grocery sector of threat from rising minimum wage

Published:  03 August, 2015

UK retailers will struggle with the government's recently announced hike in the living wage, according to credit rating agency Moody's.

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Rosie Davenport: Testing time for Tesco

Published:  31 July, 2015

It could be a long summer for suppliers waiting to hear whether they've made the grade as the extent of the Tesco's wine range cull starts to ripple through the trade.

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Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

Published:  30 July, 2015

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

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i heart expands range with two sparkling launches

Published:  28 July, 2015

The i heart Wines brand is set to launch two new products into the UK sparkling wines market.

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Borough Wines heads for the coast

Published:  27 July, 2015

London-based independent wine merchant Borough Wines has announced plans for its first shop outside the capital. Borough Wines, Beers & Books will open in Hastings, East Sussex towards the end of the summer.

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Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.

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Retail volumes ahead by 4% over the year but price deflation holds revenue growth back says ONS

Published:  24 July, 2015

Retail sales volume grew in June on an annual basis for the 27th consecutive month according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Waitrose sees mini bottles of wine surge in sales to 82% ahead of a year ago

Published:  24 July, 2015

Waitrose says sales of mini bottles of wine have soared in recent weeks as the trend for single serve sizes accelerates.

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Wine Intelligence report: One in three US wine drinkers use internet to source prices but only 11% buy online

Published:  23 July, 2015

American wine drinkers have dramatically increased their use of the internet and social media to source information about wine over the past four years - but only 11% have actually bought wine in the ecommerce sector in the previous six months, a Wine Intelligence has shown.

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Champagne & Fromage bistro and shop concept expands with third London site

Published:  22 July, 2015

Bistro and retail deli concept Champagne & Fromage has opened its third site in London.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Hallgarten launches campaign to get independents behind 'weird and wonderful' varieties

Published:  21 July, 2015

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has embarked on a campaign to drive interest from independent wine merchants in the "weird and wonderful" wines in its portfolio.

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Insights: Groceries Code Adjudicator urges trade to be more vocal despite a 'climate of fear'

Published:  21 July, 2015

Suppliers and retailer relations were under the spotlight at the Groceries Code Adjudicator's recent annual conference and the industry is being urged to be more vocal despite 'a climate of fear and an aspect of futility'.

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Analysis: The squeeze on supermarket wine aisles

Published:  20 July, 2015

As multiples battle for share, tough times lie ahead for supermarkets and suppliers and the challenges facing the sector

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Winners celebrate after success in the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Published:  17 July, 2015

Laithwaites has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last night.

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