Waitrose becomes first UK supermarket to stock Japanese gin

Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to stock a Japanese gin following the launch of Beam Suntory's Roku gin in store and online this week, priced at £30 a bottle. 

UK retail goes upmarket

The UK retail market is moving away from the cut-price wine that was its benchmark for years, with supermarkets looking to entice consumers into buying more premium offerings instead. Arabella Mileham investigates.

‘Premiumisation’ is driving rise in supermarket alcohol sales, according to analysts

The 'premiumisation' of alcohol sold in supermarkets has caused alcohol sales to soar, according to an analyst at Kantar Worldpanel.

Disastrous Christmas for Tesco and M&S as UK retailers release festive trading figures

The announcement of UK festive sales figures wiped £1 billion off the collective share prices of Tesco and M&S, although hit products such as Heston Blumenthal’s gin make the picture less bleak for Waitrose.

The week in pictures

August 25th, 2017

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