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Wednesday 26 October 2016 loc: GB

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Former Oddbins owner Nick Baile dies

Nick Baile, the man who ran UK off-licence chain Oddbins for over a decade during the 70s and early 80s, died yesterday.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 3 Comments »

Baile’s ExCellar goes into administration

The ExCellar chain owned by former Oddbins director, Simon Baile, has been placed into administration.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 7 Comments »

Baile forced to close two Excellar stores

Simon Baile has had to close two of the stores in his Excellar chain, including the Paris site.

Monday, December 17th, 2012 No Comments »

New owner for Nicolas

Benoît Thouvenin, owner and managing director of Spirited Wines, has acquired the off-licence chain Nicolas UK from the Castel family for an undisclosed fee.

Friday, March 9th, 2012 No Comments »

Oddbins payout welcome news

The unsecured creditors of Oddbins, which collapsed into administration at the end of March, will get some of their money back.

Friday, November 11th, 2011 1 Comment »

Baile: Back end “killed” Oddbins

Simon Baile has admitted it was the back end of the Oddbins business that “killed” the off-licence chain.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 6 Comments »

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