Survey exposes unprecedented change in wine retailing

26th April, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

A massive upheaval is occurring in wine retailing due to emerging markets and technological advances, according to a study on distribution channels compiled by Wine Intelligence and commissioned by Vinexpo.

“Wine is the hero” at Hedonism Wines in Mayfair

“There is unprecedented change in the retail landscape of wine,” stated Richard Halstead, CEO of Wine Intelligence, speaking at a presentation of the survey findings in London yesterday.

“This is partly driven by economic upheaval in the West, but also by the increasing number of wealthy and aspirational people in Asia and, mixed in with this, the change in technology,” he added.

In particular, he stressed the impact of the internet. “E-commerce is touching the world of wine and it is arguably more influential in….

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