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Wednesday 29 July 2015

UK off-trade

Hilltop Neszmély signs with PLB

PLB has announced it is to be the exclusive distributor of Hungarian winery, Hilltop Neszmély, in the UK off-trade.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Oddbins opens beer-only shop

UK drinks retailer Oddbins has tapped into the country’s craft ale craze with the launch of an outlet dedicated entirely to beer.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Virgin hails sparkling success

The UK thirst for Champagne and Prosecco helped online retailer Virgin Wines to achieve its best Christmas ever, with like-for-like December sales up 20%.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality enjoys Christmas cheer

UK off-licence group Conviviality Retail has bucked the trend by reporting “strong” Christmas trading announcing a first half pre-tax profit rise of 46.7%.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic feels the heat over Christmas

Majestic Wine’s margins took a hit over Christmas as the retailer embarked on an aggressive promotional push to keep pace with supermarket rivals.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Prosecco fizzes through festive season

Prosecco continued its seemingly unstoppable rise over the Christmas period, with one UK retailer reporting that sales outstripped milk.

Friday, January 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Knock sets out Philglas & Swiggot future

Justin Knock MW has hailed the independent retail sector as “one of the biggest success areas” for the UK wine trade in recent years.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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