Blog: Chris MercerMajestic Wine by name, Majestic by nature

Chris Mercer | 13 June 2011

Majestic Wine continues to show that it is possible to make money from wine in the UK.

Majestic has today reported strong rises in profits and sales for its latest fiscal year. In a 12-month period that has witnessed the final stand of Oddbins, and in a sector littered with past failures, the retailer's performance stands out.

Some critics of Majestic can be heard complaining that it is "not the place you go to buy interesting wine". Surely, though, this sounds a little like sour grapes?

To me, the group's results show that it is possible to have a profitable business model, at the same time as supporting staff education, in the UK's independent wine sector.

 


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