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Diageo ups on-trade focus

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on...

Comment - Diageo and an Over-Excited Press Corp

In his time as CEO of Diageo - if not before - Paul Walsh will have probably learnt a lot about the fourth estate....

Majestic Wine: King of Wine Retail in UK?

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...

Comment - Filling the minimum pricing void

Plans to introduce a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in the UK are hanging by a thread due to a lack of political support, but the drinks...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Tesco group wine director 21 May 2013

Olly Wehring

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Latest News

Morrisons bans 'super-strength' alcohol cans 30 Jul 14

James Wilmore

UK supermarket retailer Morrisons has banned the sale of all canned carbonated products containing more than four units of alcohol.


NZ wine ups premium share to pass Australia 25 Jul 14

Andy Morton

New Zealand has overtaken Australia as the UK's second-biggest seller of wine in the GBP7-plus off-trade segment (US$12), latest figures reveal.


Alcohol retailer group appoints new chairman 23 Jul 14

James Wilmore

The UK body for alcohol retailer standards has appointed a Tesco executive as it new chairman.


Wesfarmers unveils AUD94m Coles Liquor revamp 4 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Wesfarmers, the owner of Coles Liquor, is to spend AUD94m (US$88m) restructuring the Australian alcohol retail outlets.


Majestic FY sales edge up, profits flat 16 Jun 14

James Wilmore

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.


UK below-cost ban to take effect this month 16 May 14

James Wilmore

A long-delayed ban on below-cost price alcohol sales in the UK is due to come into force at the end of this month.

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