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Saturday 25 October 2014

UK retail

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 »

World Cup proves damp squib for beer sales

Early signs indicate this year’s World Cup in Brazil created less of a boost for UK beer and cider retailers than the South Africa tournament four years ago.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Cono Sur rides high on Tour de France

The success of this month’s Tour de France Grand Départ has helped boost UK sales of the event’s official wine sponsor Cono Sur by 73.6%.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Bargain Booze owner hails profit surge

Conviviality Retail, owner of UK convenience store brands Wine Rack and Bargain Booze, has outlined “a significant opportunity” for its business after its pre-tax profits jumped by 31.5%.

Monday, July 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

Tesco takes wine tasting to the consumer

In a move which could help break down barriers Tesco is bringing interactive wine tastings into homes across the UK throughout the summer.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Majestic toasts fine wine, rosé and Malbec

UK retailer Majestic Wine posted a small sales increase in its 2013/14 results, but reported major growth in the fine wine, Malbec and Provençal rosé categories.

Monday, June 16th, 2014 1 Comment »

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