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Waitrose brings back ‘Drinks Festival’ for the second year running

Published:  26 September, 2017

Waitrose has announced it is bringing back its ‘Drinks Festival’, which the retailer ran for the first time last year.

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Aldi launches Wine Advent Calendar

Published:  18 September, 2017

Aldi is gearing up for the Christmas season with the launch of a Wine Advent Calendar and a 3L Prosecco Jeraboam.

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Waitrose wine sales soar

Published:  14 September, 2017

Waitrose has revealed that its wine sales for the week ending 9 September were up by more than 31% on the same period last year driven by promotions. 

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Tim Atkin MW: Lidl’s Prosecco party

Published:  12 September, 2017

It was a familiar scenario. Offer Brits what seems like a bargain and they’ll form orderly queues at 6.30am on a Bank Holiday Monday. To be fair to those early morning Lidl shoppers, it looked like a spectacular deal: a case of Prosecco for the flute-clinking sum of £20, the equivalent of £3.33 a bottle. When you bear in mind that the duty and VAT amount to £3.23, it would be legally impossible to offer the wine any cheaper.

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Channel crossing: A look at omnichannel retailing

Published:  05 September, 2017

Simon Jack looks at how retailers are keeping up with the demands of omnichannel fulfilment both in store and online

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TWE launch targets growing male millennial segment

Published:  01 September, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled the latest product in its "male millennial" wine range, in a bid to cement its position in this increasingly sigificant category.

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Meet the buyers: Majestic

Published:  07 August, 2017

As Cat Lomax takes up the head buyer role at Majestic, James Lawrence takes an in-depth look at the drinks-buying team

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Romanian producer set to double volumes with £5 million investment

Published:  07 August, 2017

New Aldi addition Cramele Recas has announced a £5 million investment into the expansion of its vineyards and bottling plant.

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Lidl backs Hungary as sales grow across Europe

Published:  27 July, 2017

Lidl is adding 15 new Hungarian wines to its UK range, in response to the growing popularly of the region.

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Aldi pulls in 20-medal haul at IWSC

Published:  26 July, 2017

Aldi is having a good month.

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“Bamboozled Brits” still have no idea how to navigate the wine aisle

Published:  21 July, 2017

New research from Asda has shown the extent of consumers’ mystification around wine, with over a third of UK drinkers sticking to the same bottle of wine every time they shop.

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Tesco launches Copestick Murray collaboration

Published:  20 July, 2017

Tesco is launching historic Hungarian wine Talisman Bull’s Blood into the UK market via a partnership with distributor Copestick Murray.

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Majestic’s buying evolution sees rise in own-label efforts

Published:  13 July, 2017

Just under 5% of the group’s sales are now in own-label ranges and a pioneering spirit in this area means there’s more to come, says Nigel Huddleston

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Broadland launches new Australian range to the UK off-trade

Published:  12 July, 2017

Broadland Wineries is adding a new range of Australian wines to its portfolio aimed at the off-trade.

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Investors “lose confidence” in M&S following food and drink decline

Published:  11 July, 2017

A disappointing drop in food and drink sales at Marks & Spencer has put a dampener on CEO Steven Rowe’s recovery plan for the retailer. 

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Waitrose boxes clever with premium Provence launch

Published:  07 July, 2017

Waitrose is launching a selection of premium bag-in-box wines to tap into convenient drinking trends.

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Sainsbury’s reports strong first quarter growth

Published:  04 July, 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported 2.3% growth in like-for-like first quarter sales, excluding fuel, compared to a 0.3% increase seen in the previous quarter, partly in thanks to the sunny start to the summer.

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New head of buying at Majestic

Published:  21 June, 2017

Majestic Wine has announced that a new head of buying will step into the role recently vacated by Matt Pym.

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Tesco and Felix Solis collaborate on low ABV range

Published:  21 June, 2017

Tesco has launched a new range of low alcohol wines which it intends to become a staple on its shelves.

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Lidl adds trio to Whisky collection

Published:  07 June, 2017

Lidl has extended its Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt collection with three new single malt editions – Speyside, Islay and Highland (rrp: £17.49).

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