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Tuesday 13 October 2015


Aldi to launch online wine service

Aldi has announced that it is to launch an online wine service delivering wine by the case as it revealed record sales of almost £7 billion last year.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Local ranges help Co-op to lead real ale category

Joe Turner, the Co-operative’s real ale buyer, said the company is growing real ale sales faster than any other UK retailer thanks to its new focus on local brews.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Price war threatens Prosecco

Rising grape prices and the resulting price war threaten to damage the strength of ‘brand Prosecco’ according to one major producer in the region.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 2 Comments »

Waitrose rides the gin wave

Waitrose has seized on the UK’s current gin boom, almost doubling its range in the last 12 months and reporting a 7% year-on-year sales increase.

Monday, June 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Discounters squeeze leading supermarkets

A new market report shows that discounters and even traditional markets and local shops are continuing to take market share away from the four big UK supermarkets.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 2 Comments »

Asda unveils wine makeover

Asda has announced a “complete review” of its wine range, including the introduction of a new exclusive label, as the UK retailer seeks to offer its customers “more choice and inspiration”.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Big brands join Fairtrade push

UK retailer The Co-operative Food is set to sell a million cases of Fairtrade wine this year after overhauling its own label range and partnering with some major brands.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Tesco reveals record £6.4bn loss

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, has posted the worst financial results in its century-long history, with £6.38 billion of pre-tax losses in the year to February 28.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Beringer launches sampling strips

Beringer Vineyards is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Is the Prosecco bubble about to burst?

While the Prosecco boom shows no sign of slowing in the UK, under £6 bottles from discount retailers threaten to damage to the sparkler’s carefully crafted brand image.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 2 Comments »

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