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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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Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Global enters canned cocktails arena by setting off Flare

Published:  25 June, 2015

Global Brands is aiming to make the spirit of cocktail flairing available to everyone with a range of premix drinks.

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'Fear' of retribution a challenge for the Grocery Code Adjudicator in getting suppliers to come forward

Published:  23 June, 2015

Fear of retribution from retailers is the biggest reason suppliers are not raising issues with the Groceries Code Adjudicator, according to a survey by regulator.

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Campari reveals Futurist art labels for 2015 limited editions

Published:  23 June, 2015

Campari has unveiled its 2015 limited edition art label bottles, continuing a tradition that started for the Italian aperitif brand when it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010.

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Oddbins begins search for the nation's top amateur wine taster

Published:  22 June, 2015

Oddbins has begun its search to find its amateur wine taster of 2015.

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Brewdog takes beer shops to Scotland and plans new bar concepts

Published:  22 June, 2015

Scottish craft beer producer Brewdog is working on a number of new concepts to expand its on- and off-trade retailing footprint.

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Glasgow spirit shop branches out into wine and beer

Published:  22 June, 2015

Glasgow independent The Good Spirits Co has opened a second shop in the city.

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Drinks groups reject Scotland's plans for deposit return scheme on drinks bottles

Published:  19 June, 2015

An organisation supported by leading drinks trade associations has rejected plans to introduce a deposit return scheme for packaging in Scotland.

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Selfridges buyer Davies to leave after nine years for new challenge

Published:  18 June, 2015

Selfridges beer, wine and spirit buyer Dawn Davies is leaving the post after nine years.

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Majestic asking investors for 'a lot of faith' - City analyst

Published:  16 June, 2015

A city analyst has said yesterday's year-end profits announcement by Majestic Wine has left investors being asked to "display a lot of faith" as the company looks to get back on track.

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Full recall for shattering Wine Society Prosecco

Published:  15 June, 2015

The Wine Society has recalled all remaining bottles of its house Prosecco after more bottles spontaneously shattered in members' wine racks.

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London to get smaller format Majestics as Gormley tests ways to get chain back on track

Published:  15 June, 2015

New Majestic Wine boss Rowan Gormley has spelled out his vision for the future of the company in a bid to return the company to profit growth.

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Moody's warns of more margin and market share misery for multiples

Published:  11 June, 2015

A warning that supermarket margins face more pressure from price deflation in the months ahead has been made by a leading credit rating agency.

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Sainsbury's Q1 sales decline due to food price deflation

Published:  10 June, 2015

Sainsbury's sales declined for the sixth consecutive quarter with total retail sales down 0.6% and like-for-like sales down 2.14%. driven primarily by food deflation.

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Vente-privee says UK consumers are ready to lap up flash wine sales

Published:  08 June, 2015

Is the UK prepared for flash wine sales? Vente-privee.com's Sally Scott thinks so and is determined to see the country embrace them, she tells Arabella Mileham.

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