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Big interview: John Colley, Majestic

Published:  14 February, 2020

John Colley, executive chairman and chief executive at Majestic, talks to Lisa Riley about taking the helm of the high street wine merchant and how letting customers guide the direction of the business is the way forward

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Majestic makes further board changes with CFO appointment

Published:  13 February, 2020

Majestic has appointed Alex Jablonowski to the new position of chief financial officer. 

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Majestic raises funds for Australian firefighters

Published:  07 February, 2020

Majestic has partnered with Australia’s Bird in Hand winery to raise money for the South Australian County Fire Service.

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Majestic reports surge in no/low sales

Published:  05 February, 2020

Majestic has reported booming sales of no/low beer and wine during last month boosted by ‘biggest ever’ dry January.

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Majestic MD leaves as part of management reshuffle

Published:  22 January, 2020

Majestic MD Josh Lincoln has left the business as part of a management reshuffle.

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What we can learn from the Majestic/Naked 'experiment'

Published:  16 December, 2019

The matchmakers behind the Majestic and Naked Wines merger speak to Jo Gilbert about why the ‘experiment’ didn’t work, and why the demand for niche products is driving wine businesses to double down on their specialisms

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Naked/Majestic consumer-bases were a bad ‘fit’

Published:  13 December, 2019

The matchmakers behind the Majestic and Naked Wines merger have said that the ‘experiment’ was doomed to fail because of the inherent differences between the two sets of customers, and because of increasing consumer preference towards companies that have a unique USP.

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Naked announces Gormley’s retirement and appoints Devlin as its new CEO

Published:  21 November, 2019

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Majestic partners with Curious to launch beer aimed at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers

Published:  08 November, 2019

Majestic has partnered with Chapel Down's beer and cider arm Curious to launch a beer aimed squarely at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.

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Majestic adds host of spirits as part of repositioning

Published:  24 October, 2019

Majestic has added a raft of spirits brands to its portfolio as part of its strategy to become the number one place to buy spirits, alongside wine, in the UK.

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My perfect customer: Chris Laidler, Covino

Published:  16 October, 2019

Chester's Covino is a stylish independent wine shop, wine bar and small-plate restaurant boasting over 100 artisan wines. Owner and manager Chris Laidler shares his secrets to attracting new customers and keeping his existing crowd happy.

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Majestic Wine announces first post-sale tasting

Published:  25 September, 2019

Majestic Wine has revealed details of its first tasting event since its acquisition by US private equity firm Fortress for £95 million early last month.

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My perfect customer: Emily Silva, The Oxford Wine Company

Published:  17 September, 2019

How would you describe your customer base?

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Majestic takes inspiration from Netflix and Spotify for new ‘wine fitting’ service

Published:  04 September, 2019

Majestic Wine has introduced a ‘wine fitting’ service aimed at helping wine drinkers who “don’t know their way around a wine list”.

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Colley set for return to Majestic

Published:  19 August, 2019

John Colley is set to return to Majestic less than three years after he left the business, The Sunday Times has reported.

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Majestic sale confirmed

Published:  02 August, 2019

The sale of Majestic Wine to US private equity firm Fortress has been confirmed.

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US private equity fund set to snap up Majestic

Published:  03 July, 2019

Majestic’s retail business is close to being sold to US private equity house Fortress for £100m, according to Sky News.

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Majestic lowers spirits prices

Published:  27 June, 2019

Majestic has lowered the price of its entire spirits portfolio and removed the two tier pricing on the category.

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Majestic Wine appoints former Tesco BWS director Robert Cooke

Published:  13 June, 2019

Majestic has appointed former Tesco BWS director Robert Cooke as its buying & merchandising director, Harpers can reveal.

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Majestic in ‘advanced’ talks over sale of stores

Published:  13 June, 2019

Majestic Wine said this morning it is in advanced talks over a potential sale of its retail and commercial outlets.

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