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Friday 6 March 2015

UK retail

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 »

Courvoisier lines up Christmas treats

Courvoisier is releasing a series of four high-end, limited edition Cognacs into the UK just in time to tap into the Christmas shopping season.

Friday, November 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco joins forces with army charity

Tesco has launched a beer created by injured war veterans to raise money for British armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

Wednesday, October 29th, 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 »

Whisky retailer takes online ‘to a new level’

UK retailer The Whisky Shop has unveiled a new online outlet, which promises a “luxurious, educational and accessible” internet shopping experience.

Tuesday, October 7th, 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 »

New drinks retail brand launches in UK

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Wine Rack and Bargain Booze chains, has launched a warehouse-style UK retail brand promising to undercut rivals’ wine, beer and spirit prices.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

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