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International Wine Challenge 2013: The Winners

Last week, the International Wine Challenge announced the winners of its headline awards at the annual IWC dinner in London. Here are the fu...

Preview - TFWA 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show t...


Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2015

Grupo Modelo has become the latest company to cut out the middle man when it comes to delivering alcohol to consumers' homes.


Joe Bates | 18 Oct 2012

Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.


Olly Wehring | 14 Nov 2011

When a wine retailer operating in the UK announces half-year profit figures that are not only in the black but are up by over 23%, then the wine producers of the world really ought to reconsider their opinions on this country's wine market.


Olly Wehring | 20 Sep 2011

So, that's us done for another year. Here I sit, in Nice airport, awaiting my return flight to London. Having arrived on Sunday lunchtime, two days at TFWA World Exhibition is about as much as I can cope with, before I begin to believe that, like George Clooney, I am forever 'Up in the Air'.

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Olly Wehring | 29 Nov 2011

Earlier this month, Majestic Wine brought some colour back to the cheeks of the UK wine market, when it posted a healthy set of figures for the first half of its fiscal year. As good a time as any, then, to find out the secret to the drinks retailer's success, from company CEO, Steve Lewis.

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Andy Morton | 17 Nov 2015

Majestic Wines is to scale back store openings after its first-half profits plummeted.


Lucy Britner | 27 Oct 2015

UK wine retailer Majestic Wines has scrapped its six-bottle minimum in a bid to make shopping "simpler". 


Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2015

UK wine retailer Majestic Wine has appointed John Colley to lead its Majestic-branded wine stores.


Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2015

UK wine retailer Majestic Wine has seen its full-year net profits hampered by its purchase of Naked Wines.


Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


James Wilmore | 10 Apr 2015

UK drinks retailer Majestic Wine has agreed a deal to acquire online rival Naked Wines in a deal worth GBP70m (US$103.7m).


Olly Wehring | 20 Feb 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


James Wilmore | 19 Feb 2015

UK retailer Majestic Wine has started the search for a new CEO as its current head has left with “immediate effect”.


James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2015

Majestic Wines, the UK beer, wine and spirits retailer, saw a “challenging” Christmas trading period, with the group blaming promotions from its rivals.


Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2014

Bodegas Salentein has released Killka in the UK, ahead of a global roll-out in the coming weeks.


James Wilmore | 20 Jun 2014

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James Wilmore | 16 Jun 2014

Majestic Wine, the UK-based retailer, has seen a slight rise in full-year sales despite “difficult” trading conditions as consumers continue to trade up.


Olly Wehring | 20 Mar 2014

Majestic Wine has warned that it has had a tough start to 2014, with its fiscal full-year sales now expected to come in flat.


Olly Wehring | 18 Mar 2014

Moët Hennessy has lined up the UK launch of an Argentine sparkling wine brand, Chandon.


James Wilmore | 8 Jan 2014

UK retailer Majestic Wine saw a single-digit rise in sales over Christmas as fine wines performed strongly.


James Wilmore | 3 Dec 2013

English brewer Hogs Back is today (3 December) launching a new “craft” lager in the UK, as it looks to capitalise on the emerging trend.


James Wilmore | 18 Nov 2013

A healthy rise in Prosecco and fine wine sales has helped UK retailer Majestic Wine post a slight lift in first-half profits and sales.


Andy Morton | 24 Jun 2013

SH Jones Wine has acquired Slurp.co.uk for an undisclosed fee, its second purchase of an online drinks retailer this year.


James Wilmore | 17 Jun 2013

Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in full-year profits as online and fine wine sales propped up its performance.


James Wilmore | 12 Jun 2013

Viñalba Diane has been made by winemaker Hervé Joyaux-Fabre as a tribute to his wife Diane.


James Wilmore | 9 Jan 2013

Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in Christmas sales in its UK stores, but admitted the period was “challenging”.

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Majestic Wine Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom)

Majestic Wine Plc in Alcoholic Drinks (United Kingdom)

Majestic Wine Plc is in a state of transition, having recently removed its chief executive of over six years, Steve Lewis, in February 2015. Following the company’s acquisition of online rival Naked W...

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Alcoholic Drinks in the United Kingdom

Alcoholic Drinks in the United Kingdom

The UK Government’s cuts in the duty for beer, cider and spirits in recent years gave much-needed impetus to the alcoholic drinks industry in 2014, boosting volume sales with encouraging signs across...

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Wines & Spirits Retailers (UK) - Industry Report

Wines & Spirits Retailers (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s Wines & Spirits Retailers (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the Wines & Spirits Retailers (UK) sector in 2015....

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