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Monday 27 February 2017 loc: GB

UK off-trade

Aldi rolls out new wine festival

Aldi has launched a dozen ‘rare and unusual’ wines under £8, as part of its latest Spring Wine Festival event.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 No Comments »

Tesco to buy UK’s biggest food wholesaler

Tesco has announced a surprise £3.7 billion merger deal with the UK’s biggest food wholesaler, Booker, in a bid to create “the UK’s leading food business”.

Friday, January 27th, 2017 No Comments »

WSTA hails ‘year of gin’

Gin sales in the UK on- and off-trades have surpassed £1 billion for the first time according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Top Black Friday (and Christmas) deals

With Black Friday tomorrow and the retailers firmly in Christmas mode, we round up some of the best deals being offered on booze.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Don’t demonise home-drinking, Lords told

Demonising “home-drinking” is simplistic and fails to reflect the way shopper habits have changed, representatives from three retailers told the House of Lords, as they confirmed there was no evidence to suggest ‘pre-loading’ at the weekends.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 No Comments »

Waitrose launches £10 Christmas wine parcels

Waitrose is releasing a selection of £10 wine parcels in store with a range designed to sell-out in two weeks, in a move likely to draw parallels with Lidl’s Wine Cellar events.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Nyetimber reports £20m deficit but sales rise

Nyetimber has reported trading losses and a ‘net asset deficiency’ of £20 million for the year to 31st December – but says it is on track to long-term expansion.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Tesco delivers chilled craft beer

Tesco has boosted its range of chilled craft beers across its Express stores as it trials a new chilled delivery service in London.

Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Comments »

Borough Wines boosts team with two appointments

Borough Wines has boosted its team, appointing a new retail operations manager and a consultant to coordinate its training and events programme.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Conviviality builds ‘virtuous circle’ of supply and customer

Conviviality is “increasingly attractive” to suppliers and customers as it continues to make progress towards becoming a multi-channel operator, market analysts Shore Capital has claimed.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

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