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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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Majestic’s profits predicted to fall by 36%

Published:  10 June, 2019

Majestic Wines’ pre-tax profits are expected to drop by 36% year-on-year to £11m.

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First Majestic store receives Naked Wines rebrand

Published:  25 April, 2019

The recently announced rebrand of Majestic Wine to Naked Wines has begun with the company’s Wakefield store currently receiving a facelift.

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The Naked Gun

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores, handing an opportunity to independents to fill the gap. Jo Gilbert reports

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Independents prepare to fill the gap left by Majestic

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores – prompting businesses to reconsider their position on the high street.

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Tim Atkin MW: What Rowan Gormley could learn from Tony Laithwaite

Published:  09 April, 2019

Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC

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Shift from shop to showroom is vital for the future of retail, says Majestic CEO

Published:  27 March, 2019

The chief executive of the newly rebranded Naked Wines has defended the decision to trim down its 200-store estate while shifting investment focus to the online side of the business.

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Majestic to close stores as part of major rebrand that will see it ditch the Majestic name

Published:  25 March, 2019

Majestic Wine is planning an overhaul of the business that will see the Majestic name disappear as part of plans to focus on its online and international reach via its Naked arm.

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Naked partners with Garçon to launch ‘customer-acquisition’ initiative

Published:  10 January, 2019

Naked Wines has joined forces with Garçon Wines to launch a customer-acquisition initiative.

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German, Brazilian, and English wine top Majestic’s list of tipples to watch in 2019

Published:  18 December, 2018

Wines from Germany, Brazil, and at home in the UK are being tipped as some of the breakthrough trends to open the door to success for the trade in 2019.

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Matthew Clark strengthens wine buying team with new trio

Published:  07 November, 2018

Matthew Clark has expanded its wine buying team with a director and two new buyers.

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Majestic Wine launches Sake campaign

Published:  18 September, 2018

Majestic Wine is launching a campaign to encourage consumption of Japanese rice wine Sake after introducing three new products to its range.

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Majestic partners with Corkscrew to offer mix-six discount on single bottles

Published:  11 July, 2018

Majestic has partnered with free wine recommendation app Corkscrew to offer ‘mix-six’ discount on single bottles.

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Majestic declares itself fighting fit for tough market ahead

Published:  14 June, 2018

Majestic Wine’s full year results to 2 April 2018 reported group sales up 2.3%, driven by underlying sales growth of 11% at Naked Wines, in line with the company’s forecasts.

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Majestic Wine to unveil new store concepts to festival goers

Published:  11 June, 2018

Majestic Wine will be showcasing a new store layout at next week’s Taste of London festival, with a view to rolling elements of it out across its 210 store estate.

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Provence rosé faces supply slump

Published:  11 May, 2018

The sweltering bank holiday temperatures, higher than average winter sales and poor French harvests could mean a “potential draught” for rosé wines from Provence, according to Majestic.

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Guy Woodward: Who is wine for?

Published:  11 May, 2018

Two months ago, I wrote a column on Majestic that was less than effusive in its appraisal of the UK’s biggest drinks retailer. The day after it was published, I received a phone call from the firm’s chief executive Rowan Gormley. It’s funny how our reliance on electronic forms of communication means that an unsolicited call now has added impact – a fact which I’m sure Gormley had in mind as he opened the call with a jokey threat of legal action.

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