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Rosé up 43% and Champagne 'strong' as summer sun brings cheer to Waitrose drinks sales

Published:  13 July, 2015

Recent warm weather in parts of the UK has seen sales of some wines and spirits soar at Waitrose.

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Wine sales leap 10% as Bargain Booze operator improves revenue and profit

Published:  13 July, 2015

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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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Bottle Apostle blossoms with opening of Primrose Hill store

Published:  10 July, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle opens its fifth store in the Primrose Hill area on July 18.

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Bordeaux lines up dinner dates to showcase affordable wines

Published:  10 July, 2015

Bordeaux wines are getting a push in restaurants and independent wine merchants, backed by the region's governing body.

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Selfridges' Davies to join Speciality Drinks as head buyer

Published:  09 July, 2015

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Bargain Booze and Wine Rack operator in talks to take over Matthew Clark

Published:  09 July, 2015

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has suspended trading in its shares amid media speculation that it is in talks to buy the specialist on-trade drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark.

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Wholesalers welcome plans for taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud

Published:  09 July, 2015

The government plans to set up a new national "alcohol control room" and establish a mobile taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud at duty-suspended warehouses and cash and carries.

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New store openings help M&S post 3.2% rise in first-quarter like-for-like food hall sales

Published:  07 July, 2015

Marks & Spencer has reported a 3.2% increase in food hall sales in the 13 weeks to June 27. Like-for-like food sales were up 0.3% over the same period, with new store openings driving growth.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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UK retailers and the on-trade can now catch a Chronic case of wine

Published:  03 July, 2015

A brand which aims to do for wine what hip craft brewers have for beer is making its UK debut.

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Oddbins 'legend' Daniel makes latest craft beer for retailer's range

Published:  02 July, 2015

Oddbins' adventures into craft beer are continuing with the launch of No 5 Saison.

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Amazon Prime Now to offer one hour delivery on wine and spirits

Published:  01 July, 2015

Amazon yesterday launched one hour delivery in London on select products including several of its beer, wine and spirits offerings with its new Prime Now service.

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Asda sales decline 3.5% as discounters, Waitrose and Morrisons see growth

Published:  01 July, 2015

Asda saw the biggest sales decline of the big four supermarkets in the second quarter of the year as the growth of the discounters continued to have an impact.

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Naked accounts show 2014 profit for UK operation as number of angels soars

Published:  01 July, 2015

Documents lodged at Companies House show that the UK operation of Naked Wines turned a profit for the first time in 2014.

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Ocado boosts earnings and eyes overseas deal

Published:  30 June, 2015

Strong growth in new customers numbers helped online grocery retailer Ocado post an 11.4% increase in earnings in the 24 weeks to May 17.

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Borough Market showcases craft beer and food in new festival

Published:  29 June, 2015

London's Borough Market is to host a three-day festival of craft beer and food matching next month.

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Berry Bros & Rudd boosts event capacity with state-of-the-art cellar

Published:  26 June, 2015

Wine merchant to the royal family Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new cellar at its London base, to increase its capacity for private wine events.

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Oddbins sends love letters in attempt to win over Naked Wines staff - report

Published:  26 June, 2015

Oddbins has been accused of trying to poach staff from Naked Wines by sending them wine and love letters.

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Sales continue to fall at Tesco but rate of decline has slowed under new chief executive

Published:  26 June, 2015

UK sales at Tesco continued to fall in the first quarter of its new financial year - though the decline was less dramatic than during the horror show of 2014/15.

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