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France's great digital shift

Published:  14 July, 2021

A new breed of French digital-solution companies is helping the country’s producers embrace online. Jo Gilbert reports

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Online BWS sales soar 52%

Published:  14 July, 2021

Online beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales soared the week commencing 27 June as England prepared to play Germany for a place in Euro 2020.

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Majestic adds ‘shop local’ function to website

Published:  15 June, 2021

Majestic Wine is set to roll out a new ‘shop local' function on its national website to allow customers to browse and buy from their local store.

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Online sales still booming

Published:  15 June, 2021

Sales of alcohol online have remained strong despite the fuller opening of the on-trade, signalling how buying BWS online has become a way of life during the pandemic, as Jo Gilbert reports.

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BWS online sales hold up ‘remarkably well’

Published:  14 June, 2021

Online beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales rose 7.5% in May, bucking the downward trend recorded across the majority of FMCG categories.  

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WoSA unveils new digital platform

Published:  14 June, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has launched a new digital marketplace — Wines of South Africa Gateway — pitched as a single tool for the country’s producers to interact with the trade globally.

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Vivino names new CEO

Published:  03 June, 2021

Vivino has named Olivier Grémillon as the company’s new CEO, taking over from co-founder Heini Zachariassen.  

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LWC eyes expansion

Published:  03 June, 2021

LWC Drinks has revealed it is on the acquisition trail while also unveiling ambitious plans for the DTC (direct to consumer) side of the business. 

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Digital strategies and synergies continue to rise in importance as businesses physically reopen

Published:  13 May, 2021

Online services continue to grow in importance, key sources have highlighted this week, as online retail sales continue to strengthen despite physical stores reopening, and as digital strategies and e-booking becomes more important than ever for bars and restaurants re-launching to demob-happy crowds.

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Jascots brings Luna Austral to the UK

Published:  11 May, 2021

Jascots Wine Merchants has added Luna Austral to its growing portfolio, marking the Argentinian producer’s UK debut.

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On-trade reopening reduces supermarket BWS growth to 1%

Published:  27 April, 2021

Supermarket sales of beers, wine and spirits (BWS) slowed significantly in the past four weeks as grocers felt the knock-on effect of the return of hospitality.

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International Sherry Week and Copa Jerez align for autumn celebration

Published:  20 April, 2021

International Sherry Week will this year coincide with the biannual food and wine focused Copa Jerez competition during November.

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Spirits vs Wine: Rolling with the times

Published:  12 April, 2021

Definitive figures from Kantar show just how much shopping habits changed in 2020, with spirits overtaking wine in baskets for the first time and online reaching hitherto unmatched heights, as Jo Gilbert discovers.

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Spirits overtake wine in shopping baskets

Published:  01 April, 2021

Spirits reached a major milestone in 2020, overtaking wine to become the largest category in terms of penetration in the off-trade for the first time in at least five years.

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Hallgarten evolves online ordering with new app

Published:  25 March, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has evolved its online ordering with the launch of a new customer ordering app. 

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Online BWS sales hold strong

Published:  10 March, 2021

Online beer, wines and spirits (BWS) sales held strong in February, rising by 64.7% year-on-year, according to IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index.

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Hedonism moves online with subscription service

Published:  01 March, 2021

Hedonism, the fine wines and spirit boutique in London’s Mayfair, has launched its first subscription-based service called Case Study by Hedonism.

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Churchill’s launches digital first Port.Club for ‘Port curious’

Published:  07 December, 2020

Port lovers and the ‘Port curious’ are being targeted by Churchill’s Port in a new direct-to-consumer initiative, described as the first of its kind.

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Ecommerce alcohol sales soar

Published:  30 November, 2020

Sales of alcohol through ecommerce are set to increase by 42% this year to reach US$24bn across 10 core markets, according to new research from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.

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Naked Wines appoints chief financial officer

Published:  17 November, 2020

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

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