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German wine Black Tower partners with romcom film Walking on Sunshine

Published:  08 May, 2014

German wine brand Black Tower is getting behind British summer romantic comedy Walking on Sunshine.

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Morrisons puts faith in further price cuts after another fall in sales

Published:  08 May, 2014

Morrisons like for like sales have declined by 7.1% in the first quarter, as the supermarket hopes its promised price cuts and revamped stores will sway consumers in its direction.

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Morrisons shelves standalone wine site Morrisons Cellar

Published:  07 May, 2014

Supermarket Morrisons has decided to pull away from running its own standalone wine retail website and instead combine it with its new general grocery website, Morrisons.com.

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Conviviality Retail predicts full-year earnings to beat expectations

Published:  07 May, 2014

Franchised off-licence group Conviviality Retail forecasts full year earnings to be slightly ahead of expectations despite flat sales at Bargain Booze for the 52 weeks to April 27.

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Proof of age scheme PASS launches new identity card

Published:  06 May, 2014

Proof of Age scheme PASS is launching a new-look card on June 10 which will standardise designs and make recognition easier for retailers.

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Bottle Green poaches national account manager from Australian Vintage

Published:  06 May, 2014

Wine importer and distributor Bottle Green as appointed Russell Smith to senior national account manager, with responsibility for two national off-trade customers.

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Supermarket moves to sell wines by glass not a "slam dunk"

Published:  02 May, 2014

Moving more into hospitality with wine by the glass sales and casual dining is not a "slam dunk" route to success for the supermarkets.

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Laithwaite's appoints former Carphone Warehouse boss as managing director

Published:  01 May, 2014

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Tesco's credit rating downgraded to 'negative' by Standard & Poor

Published:  30 April, 2014

The UK's largest retailer Tesco has had its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor following a "greater than anticipated" decline in like-for-like sales and lower profitability.

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Naked Wines turns to London Stock Exchange to help its next phase of growth

Published:  29 April, 2014

Naked Wines is preparing for the next stage in its rapid growth by joining a London Stock Exchange business support programme.

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Harpers Awards announces its finalists for 2014

Published:  28 April, 2014

Restaurants, bars, sommeliers, multiple grocers, drinks websites, independent wine merchants, suppliers and brand owners will all come together on June 2 in the hope of winning a trophy at the Harpers Awards 2014.

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Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling launches in Tesco Express

Published:  28 April, 2014

Germany's well-known Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling wine has grown its UK supermarket distribution with a Tesco Express listing at around 1,000 stores.

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Retail industry boosted by strong spring and Easter sales

Published:  24 April, 2014

Overall retail sales continue to grow strongly and will pick up further in May, according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

 

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BrewDog to open craft beer shop

Published:  24 April, 2014

BrewDog, the maverick Scottish independent brewer, is looking to bring its definitive edgy style to the high street with the opening of its a retail store, BottleDog, which will specialise in craft beers at its first site in London.  

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Tesco offers online shoppers hundreds of pounds a year in savings

Published:  22 April, 2014

Tesco has ramped up the stakes in grocery online retailing by offering potentially hundreds of pounds a year in savings to customers looking to get their shopping delivered to their homes.

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Tesco ups casual dining focus as profits slide

Published:  16 April, 2014

Tesco is boosting its store refurbishment programme by opening 100 new Giraffe, Decks and Harris + Hoole outlets in the next year

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Waitrose to roll out in-store cafes with wines by the glass

Published:  16 April, 2014

Cafés selling wine by the glass, deli foods and gourmet cheese could become the new norm across the multiple grocers, as Waitrose tests new café formats including a grazing area.

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Private label wine prices jump 7.2%, says IRI

Published:  14 April, 2014

The average price of private label wine has shot up by 7.2% in the past year to £4.78, according to data collected by IRI.

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Virgin Wines sees "loyal customers" join its Wine Bank

Published:  10 April, 2014

Virgin Wines says strong customer loyalty has encouraged 40,000 of them to join its Wine Bank Scheme, which offers customer 20% discount.

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Q&A: Virgin Wines' Jay Wright talks independence, technology and customer loyalty

Published:  10 April, 2014

Virgin Wines chief executive Jay Wright opens up on what's happened since it separated from Direct Wines last year, as well as plans around personalisation and customer loyalty.

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