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Naked Wines kicks off same-day delivery trial in San Francisco

Published:  29 July, 2014

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New "Tesco tax" to raise money for small businesses could be counter productive warns ACS

Published:  28 July, 2014

Moves by local councils to introduce a so-called "Tesco tax" on major supermarkets to raise money to be re-invested in high street areas could set a dangerous precedent warns the Association of Convenience Stores.

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Oddbins to start franchise operation with 26 independent wine retailers

Published:  28 July, 2014

High street chain Oddbins is planning to kick off its franchised model by converting around 26 independent wine merchants to the company fascia.

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Amathus opens third London wine and spirits store

Published:  28 July, 2014

Amathus, well-known as a drinks supplier, importer and specialist retailer, has opened its third London store, this time in Knightsbridge.

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Conviviality Retail opens discount drinks store BB's Warehouse

Published:  28 July, 2014

Conviviality Retail, owner of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack, is launching BB's Warehouse, a new drinks store focused on multibuy and bulk discounting. 

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Oxford Wine Company signs deal to be exclusive UK importer of Downton Abbey wines

Published:  25 July, 2014

Ted Sandbach of the Oxford Wine Company has become the exclusive UK importer for a special Downton Abbey range of wines, created by French producer, Les Grands Chais de France.

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CBI reports strong and growing retail sales figures

Published:  24 July, 2014

Further signs the economy is recovering come today with the latest CBI retail figures that show volumes have grown solidly in the year to July and that retailers expect future sales to be even stronger through the summer.

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Reno Wine launches returnable bottle shop concept in Wymondham

Published:  23 July, 2014

Reno Wine opened its doors in Wymondham on 18 July, and owner Chris White has already had to place extra orders to meet customer demand.

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YouGov poll: public profiles of Aldi and Lidl have never been stronger

Published:  23 July, 2014

The public appeal and profile of hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, has never been stronger, according to the results of a YouGov poll.

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Marks & Spencer's Japanese wine is going down well with shoppers

Published:  23 July, 2014

The first Japanese wine to be listed by a UK supermarket has proved popular with shoppers at larger Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores. Sol Lucet Koshu was launched in May in limited quantities, retails at £12.99 for 750ml, and has an abv of 11.5%. Sales have been 'really good', M&S told Harpers.

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Tesco to replace chief executive, Philip Clarke, with outsider from Unilever

Published:  21 July, 2014

 

 

For the first time in decades Tesco is to be led by a chief executive that has been brought in from outside the company following the announcement that Philip Clarke is to step down in October.

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Morrisons UK crowdsourced Rosemount Estates wine to be released

Published:  21 July, 2014

Morrisons and Treasury Wine Estates' Rosemount Estate brand will release their crowdsourced blend at the end of this month.

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Spanish wines hit shelves at rock bottom prices to clear stock

Published:  21 July, 2014

Spanish wines will start hitting shelves at rock bottom prices of below £3.99 as exports drop by 3% in value despite increasing by 17% in volume.

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Total World Cup drinks sales reach £1.1billion despite fading interest in final weeks

Published:  18 July, 2014

Final drinks sales for the World Cup reveal that overall beers, wines and spirits were up by £15.1 million for the five weeks of the tournament to top £1.1 billion.

 

 

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Berry Bros & Rudd and Roberson win Independent Merchants of the year at IWC 2014

Published:  17 July, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd and Roberson Wine were named Large and Small Independent Merchant of the Year at last night's International Wine Challenge awards dinner. 

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Tesco ramps up Finest range in response to consumers

Published:  17 July, 2014

Tesco customers' calls for increased variety in its Finest wine range were answered this week as the supermarket added seven new wines - including a Riesling from Slovenia. 

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M&S named Supermarket of the Year by International Wine Challenge for second year running

Published:  17 July, 2014

Marks & Spencer has claimed the International Wine Challenge Supermarket of the Year award for the second year running.

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Halfwine.com looks to crowdfunding to finance expansion

Published:  16 July, 2014

Halfwine.com, which specialises in selling 37.5cl bottles of wine, is looking to raise £30,000 in exchange for 15% of the company in order to drive the next phase in its development.

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England's failure results in poor World Cup for beer and cider brands

Published:  15 July, 2014

Later kick off times and England's poor performance combined to have a knock-on effect on what were disappointing sales of beers and lagers during the first half of the World Cup, according to the latest Nielsen data.

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Setting the record straight: Pernod Ricard UK says fake wine reports are two years old

Published:  15 July, 2014

Pernod Ricard has issued a media statement refuting stories run by the Daily Mail, the Metro, The Independent, The Mirror and The Times in recent days that named Jacob's Creek as one of the wine brands that are on sale in some local off-licences that could be counterfeit and potentially harmful. 

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