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Hallgarten Druitt buys Novum Wines

Published:  11 February, 2010

Hallgarten Druitt has bought Novum Wines for an undisclosed sum.

Hallgarten Druitt has bought Novum Wines for an undisclosed sum.

It is thought all of Novum's activities, staff, offices and delivery arrangements will remain unchanged until the the day-to-day business can be transferred without affecting customers.

All of Novum's current employees will be offered positions within Hallgarten Druitt.

Andrew Bewes, Commercial Director of Hallgarten Druitt,said: "We are thrilled to be joining forces with Novum Wines. In a short time Novum has established itself as a vibrant business selling a fine selection of wines to a varied and prestigious range of customers. This acquisition reinforces our determination to continue our growth in a dynamic and forceful way in a difficult market."

Steve Daniel of Novum Wines added:"We are delighted to be part of Hallgarten Druitt; we can now look forward to further enhancing our service to our customers and expanding the range of wines that we can offer."

"We wish to reassure Novum's customers that we will not be taking their business for granted and we will be working hard to demonstrate the quality of our service to them," says Bewes. "There is considerable synergy between Hallgarten Druitt and Novum's customer base and we don't anticipate any logistics problems. We're looking forward to demonstrating to our new customers the kind of service for which we were recognised last year when we were voted the UK's best On-Trade distributor by Wine Business Solutions."

The full Novum range of 220 wines - which includes such producers as Gaia and Biblia Chora from Greece and Sula Vineyards from India - will initially be taken on by Hallgarten Druitt, to sit alongside their 900-strong list.