UK: Majestic Wine profit up despite “challenging” market

By | 17 June 2008

UK wine warehouse chain Majestic Wine posted a full-year pretax profit increase of 3.4% to GBP16.7m as a result of strong growth in fine wine sales and despite a "challenging" consumer environment.

The results for the 52 weeks ended 31 March 2008, saw total sales up 3.1% to GBP197m from GBP191.2m for the same period last year.

Like-for-like UK sales were up 0.8% in the first ten weeks to 9 June 2008. Since April, sales have been significantly stronger with like-for-like UK sales up 4.4% for the six weeks ending 9 June 2008.

Since the year-end an additional store opening in Hereford, brings the number of Majestic Wine stores to 145 in the UK. Several more new stores are in advanced stages of negotiation, the company said.
Tim How, chief executive of Majestic, said: "Although the consumer environment is challenging, Majestic has a clearly differentiated retail model and is well positioned for future growth in this highly competitive market."

Sectors: Wine

Companies: Majestic

View next/previous articles

Currently reading -

UK: Majestic Wine profit up despite “challenging” market

There are currently no comments on this article

Be the first to comment on this article

Related articles

UK: Majestic Wine H1 profit slides

Majestic Wine, the UK wine retailer, has warned of a "challenging" Christmas period ahead, following a drop in first half net profit.

just-drinks tagline

Not a member? Join here

Decrease font sizeDecrease font sizeDecrease font size Increase font sizeIncrease font sizeIncrease font size Comment on this article Email this to a friend Print this page