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Retail market starting to return to pre-Covid norms

Published:  04 July, 2022

According to Kantar, sales are falling at all the major multiples, but it’s not all doom and gloom. During the 12 weeks to 12 June, supermarket sales, including alcohol, groceries and softs, fell 1.9% year on year. Supermarket alcohol sales are also declining, down 12% year on year in the same period.

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Harpers Exclusive: The Wines Direct Consumer Award winners 2022

Published:  30 May, 2022

Now in its fourth year, Harpers can exclusively reveal the 2022 Wine Direct Awards results.

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Cono Sur launches new Sauvignon Blanc Blush as pale rosé trend continues to soar

Published:  25 April, 2022

Cono Sur, one of Chile’s leading wineries, has launched a new Sauvignon Blanc Blush into its Bicicleta range.

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Multiples: New world, same aisle

Published:  20 April, 2022

Supermarket wine ranges are continuing to evolve in 2022, as James Bayley discovers.

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Multiples: New world, same aisle

Published:  20 April, 2022

Supermarket wine ranges are continuing to evolve in 2022, as James Bayley discovers.

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Five minutes with Caroline Thompson-Hill, Accolade Wines

Published:  10 November, 2021

Jo Gilbert finds out more about the Accolade Mud House/Tesco Loop partnership via Caroline Thompson-Hill, managing director, Europe, at Accolade Wines.
  

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Ex-Tesco wine buying manager joins Cadman

Published:  26 May, 2021

Cadman Capital Group, a private equity firm that specialises in the retail wine sector, has appointed former Tesco buying manager, James Reed, as its new general manager of retail wine.

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IWC announces 2021 winners

Published:  17 May, 2021

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced the winners of its 2021 competition, with a haul of 6,800 medals being claimed across over 40 countries.

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Tesco launches charitable somms service

Published:  15 March, 2021

Tesco has launched a charitable wine service that gives shoppers access to tailored tips from sommeliers.

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Drinks giants back startup incubator scheme for black-owned FMCG brands

Published:  16 February, 2021

Pernod Ricard and Diageo have backed a new not-for-profit innovation accelerator founded to drive growth of black-owned brands within FMCG.

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UKH calls for govt to earmark ‘Tesco hand back’ for hospitality

Published:  02 December, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called for the establishment of a Hospitality and Tourism Recovery Fund to support hospitality businesses that have not received any grant support and are at risk of closure.

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Spike in online searches for English wine

Published:  10 June, 2020

Online searches for English wine boomed as the UK headed into lockdown, according to new research. 

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Nick Juby passes away

Published:  19 May, 2020

Popular trade figure Nick Juby has passed away, losing his battle with cancer.

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Mirabeau poaches Tesco buyer

Published:  11 December, 2019

Mirabeau has appointed Tesco buyer Rob Dixon as head of retail UK and Ireland. ​​

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Global Brands adds to canned cocktail range in Tesco

Published:  18 June, 2019

Global Brands has added two new flavours and a new format to its All Shook Up range of pre-mixed cocktails.

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Tesco adds taste of summer to Finest wine range

Published:  13 May, 2019

UK multiple retailer Tesco has added a five new wines to its Finest range to target the summer-drinking market. The wines, four white and one red, are on shelf from today.

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Tesco boss hails turnaround

Published:  10 April, 2019

Tesco is celebrating the biggest leap in profits since it was shaken by an accounting scandal five years ago, having seen annual pre-tax profits jump 28.8% to £1.67 billion.

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Q&A: Robert Cooke, beers, wines & spirits director, Tesco

Published:  15 November, 2018

Buoyed by October’s encouraging interim results, Tesco is heading into the festive season with a hand in the on-trade for the first time, thanks to its merger with cash-and-carry group Booker. Jo Gilbert speaks to BWS director Robert Cooke about what the deal means for alcoholic drinks sales at the UK’s biggest grocer

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Tesco boxes out low and no alcohol for the first time at autumn tasting

Published:  17 October, 2018

Tesco shone a spotlight on its growing list of low and no alcohol options at its tasting yesterday, giving further credence to moderation trends.

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Taking ownership of the wine in the bottle

Published:  18 July, 2018

Own-label is on the rise, adding the lion’s share of value growth to the wine category in the UK. Jo Gilbert reports

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