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Saturday 1 November 2014

UK off-trade

Prosecco drives soaring UK fizz sales

UK sparkling wine sales shot up by £70 million last year, making it the country’s fastest growing alcoholic drink category.

Monday, October 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine bar and shop pops up in London

A Kent merchant is dipping its toe into the London retail scene with the launch of a 12 week pop up wine bar and shop on the South Bank this month.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne holds firm against Prosecco

Prosecco’s explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 No Comments »

UK independent sector ‘far too cluttered’

The UK independent retail scene is too crowded, with new arrivals simply stealing each others’ sales rather then supermarket share, warns one merchant.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Carling steps up flavoured beer push

Molson Coors has added Red Berries to its Carling Zest range, with the brewer putting £3.5 million of marketing support behind the flavoured beer category in 2014 alone.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Retailers need ‘more coherent’ fizz offer

A slide in supermarket own label sales is holding back Champagne’s UK performance but provides a major driving force for Prosecco, according to Champagne Lanson’s third Annual Category Report.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Cider capitalises on success story

Westons Cider has set out ambitious plans to double its sales following predictions that the UK cider market will continue to outperform other drinks categories for the “forseeable future”.

Monday, April 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Portugal uncovers ‘hidden sales channels’

Wines of Portugal has highlighted a discrepancy between its export statistics and sales figures from FMCG data agencies, claiming that the country’s UK sales are “misrepresented”.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 No Comments »

William Grant launches spirits scholarship

William Grant & Sons has announced a new spirits educational scholarship in memory of employee Ian Murray.

Monday, January 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Oddbins opens customer tasting contest

UK wine retailer Oddbins has confirmed details for the second year of its amateur wine tasting competition, The Palate.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 No Comments »

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