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New head of buying at Majestic

Published:  21 June, 2017

Majestic Wine has announced that a new head of buying will step into the role recently vacated by Matt Pym.


Aldi extends craft Festival Beer range

Published:  30 May, 2017

Discount supremo Aldi is bringing back its festival beer range for a second year with some notable additions.


Vertical ambition

Published:  15 May, 2017

Effective range hierarchy is crucial in a world where shelf space is in short supply, meaning the justification of premium listings is paramount for suppliers. Angela Mount reports


Majestic Loves marks first foray into entry level own-range for Majestic

Published:  06 April, 2017

For the first time in it’s 30-year history, Majestic Wine has launched an own-label range aimed squarely at the entry-level market.


Promotional spend at the multiples dips to 11-year low following efforts to stop exodus to the discounters

Published:  06 April, 2017

The latest retail data from Nielsen shows that the multiples are now truly marching to the beat of the discounters’ drum following concerted efforts over the past year to replace a reliance on multi-buys with a focus on simpler price cuts.


Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits

Published:  28 March, 2017

Tesco has finally reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and will pay £129m fine following 2014's damaging accounting scandal.


Wine buying hits shoppers' sweet spots at the multiples

Published:  28 March, 2017

High levels of shopper-satisfaction and the willingness of consumers to linger in the wine aisle, are presenting opportunities to engage the customer and drive trade-up sales, a new supermarket study has suggested. 


Morrisons shorten payment terms for small suppliers

Published:  27 March, 2017

Morrisons today announced it would shorten payment terms for its smalle suppliers to a maximum of 14 days as part of its 'buy and sell simply' initiative.


Aldi wine sales lead the way as retailer growth continues

Published:  24 March, 2017

Aldi has shown the fastest year-on-year growth of all retailers according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures


The battle for the retail shelves

Published:  23 March, 2017

The latest Nielsen retail reports make for interesting reading. Supermarket own-brand wines showed growth of 12.6% in the 12 weeks leading up to January 28, 2017, an escalation from 5.5% year-on-year growth, while brands lost 3% share.


Mitchells & Butlers adds 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu

Published:  22 March, 2017

Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to entice calorie-conscious drinkers by adding a 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu.


"Worrying" times for Sainsbury's as supermarket points to unstable climate for sales set-back

Published:  16 March, 2017

Sainsbury's has warned of "very competitive" trading conditions in the wake of the post-Brexit sterling slump as the supermarket suffered a slight sales decline in the fourth quarter of the financial year.


Lidl reports rapid growth for wine category

Published:  08 March, 2017

With a global turnover of over £70billion, and trading operations in 28 countries, the Lidl empire is continuing to grow in the UK, with 35 new stores opening in 2016, and a further 50 planned for this year.


Grocery market share for discounters hits record 12%

Published:  07 March, 2017

The march of the discounters continues as £1 in every £8 spent on groceries is now spent in either Aldi or Lidl.


Sales of fizz breaks Christmas barrier of 45 million bottles for first time

Published:  06 March, 2017

Sales of sparkling set yet another benchmark in the run up to Christmas, with sparkler-hungry Brits quaffing 10% more than usual in the off-trade and 37% in the on-trade. 


Chilean wine hits the spot with convenience shoppers

Published:  27 February, 2017

The convenience channel has posted a near 20% leap in sales in an overall flat UK category.


Viña Santa Rita partners with National Gallery for art-inspired collaboration

Published:  24 February, 2017

Top Chilean label Viña Santa Rita has paired up with London's National Gallery for a three-year partnership linking wine and art.


Asda shows some recovery after troublesome 2016

Published:  23 February, 2017

Asda bosses said there is still a "lot of work to do" after the most recent sales figures showed some recovery for the ailing supermarket.


'Progrigio' - the new budget Prosecco?

Published:  20 February, 2017

Prosecco has long been regarded the low-price equivalent of Champagne for those looking for bubbles on a budget.


Supermarket sweep: A week in review

Published:  17 February, 2017

On the international stage, the big news this week has been dominated by an increasingly maddening number of acronyms and portmanteaus - CETA, Brexit, TTIP - as the top echelon of global businesses and governments on both sides of the Atlantic make decisions which will impact the immediate future of the trade.