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Naked Wines announces new CEO

Published:  05 February, 2024

Naked Wines has named current UK boss Rodrigo Maza as its new CEO, following the abrupt departure of Nick Devlin in November.


Majestic announces best-ever Christmas trading

Published:  09 January, 2024

Wine retailer Majestic has announced its best-ever Christmas trading performance, boosted by six new store openings in 2023 and its growing B2B division, Majestic Commercial.


Naked Wines UK appoints new MD

Published:  30 October, 2023

Online wine retailer, Naked Wines, has appointed Rodrigo Maza as MD of the UK business (pictured), as it continues to grapple with the ongoing challenge of new customer acquisition post-Covid.


Duty hikes: Exploring abv options

Published:  09 October, 2023

With autumn tastings in full swing, and with it the opportunity for retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to show off new stock, Harpers wondered if there might be an influx of lower-abv wines in light of the duty hikes. James Bayley reports.


Naked Wines announces £15m loss after delaying results

Published:  20 September, 2023

Yesterday (19 September), online wine retailer Naked Wines announced a £15m loss in the year to 3 April. 


Naked Wines press tasting: 'The next big thing is Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone'

Published:  15 September, 2023

From start-up to grown-up, Naked Wines’ press tasting in central London boasted a growing range of French classics to complement its portfolio of independent winemakers from across the world.


Harpers webinar: The Future is Rosé

Published:  14 November, 2022

With rosé on a roll and Provence leading the charge, Harpers has teamed up with Vins de Provence to present a far-reaching briefing on the category.


Naked Wines brushes off CEO woes for first standalone tasting

Published:  22 September, 2022

It was a marriage of convenience. Naked Wines needed the cash injection. Majestic needed the online know-how in order to expand its digital footprint. After the pair’s relatively amicable breakup in 2019, Naked Wines is now very much looking to re-establish itself as a solo entity with a serious portfolio that can engage even the most sceptical wine lovers.


Virgin Wines announces year-end trading update

Published:  29 July, 2022

Online wine retailer Virgin Wines has maintained much of its lockdown growth thanks to a loyal customer base and subscription model.


Naked Wines profits warning sparks shares nosedive

Published:  24 June, 2022

Online retailer Naked Wines has lost nearly 40% of its market value after it admitted that lockdown-boosted sales and heightened customer acquisition is likely to see a significant drop in 2023.


Naked Wines to reduce weight of 3.5 million bottles

Published:  24 February, 2022

For Naked Wines, lighter bottles are greener bottles as the online retailer looks to reduce its carbon footprint.


Naked announces new chair

Published:  14 April, 2021

Naked Wines has announced that Darryl Rawlings will join the Board with immediate effect as an independent non-executive director. 


Naked Wines revenue soars 80%

Published:  19 November, 2020

Naked Wines has reported an 80% jump in revenue to £157.1m for the half year ending 28 September 2020, boosted by lockdowns as customers stayed home and ordered delivery. 


Naked Wines appoints chief financial officer

Published:  17 November, 2020

Naked Wines has appointed Shawn Tabak as its new chief financial officer (CFO).


Naked apologises for site crash due to Christmas surge

Published:  16 November, 2020

Naked Wines has seen pre-sales of its Deluxe Christmas Collection sky-rocket, with 40,000 cases being snapped up in the first 24 hours.


National Trust Scotland goes Naked to fund conservation

Published:  15 September, 2020

Naked Wines has launched a partnership with National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to raise conservation funds from selected wine sales.


Naked’s Covid-19 Support Fund turns focus to SA

Published:  12 August, 2020

Naked Wines is launching an online crowdfunder this week, with a target of raising £225,000 for beleaguered South Africa wine winemakers.


Naked Wines reports 81% sales surge during lockdown

Published:  24 June, 2020

Naked Wines has reported an 81% surge in sales during April and May, making up the first two months of fiscal 2021.  


Online uplands: scaling the new heights

Published:  22 May, 2020

Moving to online sales has saved more than one drinks retailer in recent weeks and all the signs point to the model continuing, finds Andrew Catchpole.


News round up: All the world’s a (virtual) stage

Published:  24 April, 2020

As the pandemic continues to run it's grim course, news of new initiatives, charitable acts, mutual support and sharing continue to pour into Harpers' inbox, with the trade excelling itself when it come to showing an imaginative and caring face. Here are just some of those many acts and events that have caught our eye this week.