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Analysis: Majestic's acquisition of Naked Wines

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines' acquisition of Naked Wines, and the appointment of Rowan Gormley as its new chief executive, will see the launch of a new international multi-channel wine retailing group. 

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Harpers Wine & Spirit to join Agile Media

Published:  10 April, 2015

Harpers Wine and Spirit and Harpers.co.uk have, from the beginning of April, joined Off Licence News at Agile Media.

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Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines and names Rowan Gormley chief executive

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines has bought Naked Wines for £70 million and named Rowan Gormley chief executive officer of the new combined group.

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The Coop sees profit boost as business continues to turn around

Published:  09 April, 2015

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Supermarket price deflation attributed to CPI in the UK hitting zero for the first time

Published:  09 April, 2015

The supermarket price wars that have been plaguing the retail sector for months have been a contributing factor to the Consumer Price Index falling to zero for the first time on record, according to British Retail Consortium.

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UK shop prices fall 2.1% in March, as deflation settles in for "near future"

Published:  08 April, 2015

Retail deflation deepened to 2.1% in March, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, released this morning.

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Oxford Wine Company set to open second cafe

Published:  08 April, 2015

The Oxford Wine Company is launching a second wine café in Oxford.

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Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain's sixth largest supermarket

Published:  08 April, 2015

Aldi has overtaken Waitrose to become the sixth largest supermarket in Britainwith 5.3% of the market, according to Kantar Worldpanel's retail figures released today.

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The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.

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M&S fourth quarter figures buck retail trends

Published:  02 April, 2015

Marks and Spencer Group fourth quarter financial results were released today showing total UK sales increased 2.7% and food sales increased 3.7%.

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Free Run Wines adds first Aussie winery to portfolio

Published:  31 March, 2015

Free Run Wines is adding its first Australian wine producer, Morambro Creek to its portfolio from next month

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Bancroft wines restructures and strengthens the team as profits rise 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Bancroft Wines is restructuring to create four wine divisions dedicated to its key sales channels.

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Dufry to acquire majority stake in World Duty Free Group in "milestone" deal

Published:  30 March, 2015

Dufry's, a leading company in the travel retail sector, has reached a deal to acquire a 50.1% stake in World Duty Free Group (WDF) from Edizione.

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Naked Wines research finds consumers preferring higher alcohol wine

Published:  30 March, 2015

Naked Wines, the online wine retailer which crowdfunds independent winemakers through its customer base of over 250,000 'angels', has found that its consumers are favouring higher alcohol wines.

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Coravin targets in home use as it starts to builds a Nespresso-style community

Published:  30 March, 2015

Coravin, the gadget that allows you drink wine without opening the bottle, is looking to broaden its reach in the UK through as it targets in-home users.

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Kingsland rolls out new insight to help retailers segment the category better

Published:  27 March, 2015

Kingsland wine is rolling out a new insight 'tool' that is says gives a complete mapping of UK wine consumption.

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ACS criticises new health report and calls for positive measures to support the high street

Published:  27 March, 2015

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for more support for the high street in response to yesterday's Royal Society for Public Health's report.

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Research questions government's "billions of units of alcohol" removed from market claim

Published:  25 March, 2015

A new study has questioned the government's claim that it has removed billions of units of alcohol from the market.

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Tesco faces potential multi-billion pound UK shareholder claim

Published:  24 March, 2015

Tesco is facing a potential multi-billion pound class action lawsuit in the UK by a not-for-profit organisation representing its shareholders, in relation to the profit overstatement it announced last year.

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Dedicated Wines looks to kick back against range cuts with new Les Incroyables wine range

Published:  23 March, 2015

Dedicated Wines is kicking back against wine range cutbacks in the major multiples by launching a new wine range, Les Incroyables, that it hopes will bring genuine interest to consumers and offer something different at a time of new product stagnation.

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