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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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BWS retail sales drop as consumers return to hospitality

Published:  02 June, 2021

Beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales in the grocery sector fell by 6.7%, for the four weeks ending 22 May 2021, as consumers returned to visiting pubs, bars and restaurants, the latest data from NielsenIQ has revealed. 

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Majestic broadens cider staples with Normandy listing

Published:  19 May, 2021

Majestic its broadening its cider portfolio with a pair of gluten free, vegan, no added sugar products from Normandy cider and Calvados producer, Sassy.

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Pandemic boosts Argentinian and rosé wine sales

Published:  17 May, 2021

Argentinian wine and rosé were two of the alcoholic beverages which saw a “remarkable uplift” in retail sales during lockdowns and restrictions in 2020, according to the latest WSTA Market Report. 

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Grape changes at Asda

Published:  10 May, 2021

Asda’s decision to re-organise its wine aisle by variety rather than region is based on widely established  research which shows consumers consider grape first when choosing a bottle of wine. But will it lead to more adventurous buying? Jo Gilbert shops around for the answers.

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Majestic brand update ditches pink stores ahead of new openings

Published:  06 May, 2021

Majestic Wine has begun an estate-wide streamlining of its brand identity by flipping over 20 vibrant pink stores to its dark grey and green livery.

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Shaw starts as M&S head of BWS

Published:  04 May, 2021

Andrew Shaw has officially started his new role as head of beers, wines and spirits (BWS) for M&S, a move first announced in November last year. 

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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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ASDA groups wine by grape rather than region

Published:  26 April, 2021

Asda has unveiled a major change in the setup of its wine aisles by becoming the first major UK supermarket to group all wine by grape instead of by country.

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New M&S Found range champions rare and unusual wines

Published:  07 April, 2021

UK premium retailers M&S has launched a Found range, bringing affordable ‘hidden treasures’ from the wine world to its customers.

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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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BWS sales growth slows on lockdown anniversary

Published:  30 March, 2021

Alcohol sales continued to grow in March in the grocery sector boosted by lockdown but this is likely to change as the on-trade reopens, Kantar has predicted. 

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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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Grocery BWS sales boom continues

Published:  02 March, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector continue to grow with sales up 33% in February boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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'Significant growth' for organic wine

Published:  10 February, 2021

Supermarket sales of organic beer, wines and spirits (BWS) soared in the last year, growing ahead of overall organic supermarket sales.

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Waitrose adds premium Indian wine

Published:  09 February, 2021

Waitrose has launched a premium Indian wine, which it said it believed to be a first for a UK supermarket.   

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Aldi launches supermarket wine school

Published:  03 February, 2021

Aldi has launched a supermarket Wine School which it claims to be the 'UK’s first ever'. 

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Grocery BWS sales boom in January with hospitality lockdown

Published:  02 February, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector grew overall by 29% in January boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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Wine Drinkers UK calls for first tax cut in 40 years

Published:  20 January, 2021

Wine Drinkers UK (WDUK) have renewed their calls for the government to recognise wine as the UK’s favourite drink by cutting increasingly burdensome taxes.

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Majestic appoints director of subscriptions

Published:  19 January, 2021

Majestic Wine has appointed Mark Capon to the newly created role of director of subscriptions. 

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