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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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Majestic appoints Anita Balchandani

Published:  08 June, 2015

Majestic has appointed Anita Balchandani as a non-executive director with effect from June 10.Anita Balchandani, 41, is a partner and sector head of UK retail practice for international consultancy firm OC&C Strategy.

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Tesco admits to 'probable breaches' of Groceries Supply Code

Published:  08 June, 2015

Tesco has in it's recently released annual report stated that "regrettably, we have conclude that there have been a number of instances of probable breaches of the Code which fall short of the high standards we expect to uphold in our dealings with our suppliers."

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The Co-op looks to defend its market share in the convenience retail channel

Published:  05 June, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Angela Mount for this month's print edition of Harpers, which is out today, Simon Cairns the BWS category manager for The Co-operative explains how critical the convenience retail channel is becoming for the company.

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Analysis: Do you remember your wine epiphany?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Trade personalities tell Rosie Davenport and Nigel Huddleston about the life-changing moment when they realised a career in wine was their destiny

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Morrisons returns to growth, and Lidl takes its highest market share

Published:  02 June, 2015

Morrison returned to growth for the first time since December 2013, the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown, while Lidl rose its highest recorded market share.

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