Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer

Julie Buckley, a Spanish wine expert and former buyer for Sainsbury’s and Oddbins, has joined UK wine retailer Majestic as senior buyer.

Villa Maria not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over label

Despite reports to the contrary, Villa Maria is not threatening Sainsbury’s with legal action over the supermarket’s own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc called Villetta.

Sainsbury’s not moving away from Fairtrade wine

The Fairtrade Foundation has said there is “no indication” that UK retailer Sainsbury’s is considering axing the Fairtrade label on some of its wines and moving to its own 'fairly traded' scheme, despite the retailer launching a pilot scheme for its teas last month.

Heineken to boost premium cider sales in UK

At a promotional event last week, it was revealed that Heineken's premium cider brand Cidrerie Stassen, already stocked in UK retailer Sainsbury's, is set to hit the shelves of Marks & Spencer in September.

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