UK

Tier three hospitality venues suffer 60% sales drop

Restaurants, pubs and bars in areas of the UK in the ‘very high’ alert tier saw their year-on-year sales slide by as much as 60% last Thursday to Saturday.

Where are they now? New homes for ex-FMV agencies

Following the restructuring of UK fine wine wholesaler FMV last month, a number of top producers have found new homes with importers and distributors across the UK, we list some of the major ones.

Bargain Booze owner Bestway trials two new off-license formats

Bestway, the  independent cash and carry and wholesaler that acquired Conviviality’s retail businesses  Bargain Booze and Wine Rack in 2018, is trialing two new store formats to attract a broader demographic.

BBR unveils ‘restructured’ FMV

UK fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has completed its restructure of wholesale arm Fields Morris & Verdin with a slimmed down portfolio of 100, predominantly Burgundian, producers that it will continue to represent.

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