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Majestic Wine to sell stores, retail arm to investment fund for US$115m

2 Aug 2019

UK retail chain Majestic Wine has agreed a GBP95m (US$115m) sale of its Majestic-branded stores and business operations to an investment group owned by Japan's SoftBank Group.

Majestic Wine "open to any permutation" of retail offload - CEO

13 Jun 2019

Majestic Wine has said it is open to all options as the UK-based retailer prepares to sell its bricks-and-mortar business to focus on online.

Majestic plans store closures, eyes rebrand to Naked Wines

25 Mar 2019

UK-based drinks firm Majestic Wine has lined up a company "transformation plan" as it looks to morph into Naked Wines.

'Booze Cruise' returns as UK consumers brace for Brexit

5 Mar 2019

The number of UK consumers heading to France to buy wine has risen markedly, according to Majestic Wine, ahead of the country's pending departure from the European Union later this month.

The wine category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV - FREE TO ACCESS

20 Dec 2018

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, managing editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the wine category.

Majestic stockpiles supply amid Brexit disruption fears

22 Nov 2018

The CFO of UK-based drinks company Majestic has said the group will take on additional inventory in the country, ahead of the UK's planned departure from the European Union next year.

UK wine consumers broaden reach as price-per-bottle peaks - Majestic Wine

21 Aug 2017

The average price per bottle of wine in the UK has hit a new high, with currency fluctuations following last year’s vote to leave the European Union encouraging consumers to try wines "outside of their comfort zones", according to retailer Majestic Wine.

Majestic Retail MD John Colley steps down

11 Apr 2017

The managing director of Majestic Wine's retail arm will leave the company at the end of May. 

Majestic Wine hails bumper Christmas but margin feels the squeeze - results

10 Jan 2017

Majestic Wine has reported a strong set of sales figures for the Christmas period, with its off-premise division enjoying its "biggest ever" festive period.

Deliveroo teams with Brewdog, Majestic for UK alcohol delivery service

19 Jul 2016

UK food courier service Deliveroo is promising to deliver alcohol to UK homes within 20 minutes in a link up with Brewdog and off-premise companies including Majestic Wines.

Majestic Wines' Naked Wines unit turns first profit as focus shifts from "high churn"

20 Jun 2016

Majestic Wine's online retail division, Naked Wines, has made its maiden profit, thanks to investment from the parent company as well as improved customer retention in the US.

Majestic Wines cuts new stores as H1 profits drop

17 Nov 2015

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

Majestic scraps six-bottle minimum in UK

27 Oct 2015

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

Majestic Wine names head of Majestic retail stores

28 Sep 2015

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

Direct sales - Can drinks companies do better than retailers? - Comment

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.

just a While Ago - On 15 June in...

15 Jun 2015

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

Majestic Wines FY profits slip on Naked Wines buy

15 Jun 2015

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

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

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.

Majestic Wine lines up Naked Wines purchase

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).

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

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.

Majestic Wine on hunt for new CEO as Lewis steps down

19 Feb 2015

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

Majestic Wines feels impact from rivals' Christmas promotions

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.

just a While Ago - On 2 December in...

2 Dec 2014

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

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Bodegas Salentein's Killka Chardonnay 2012

13 Aug 2014

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

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

20 Jun 2014

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Majestic Wine FY sales edge up despite "difficult" market

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.

UK: Majestic Wine sees sales struggle in year so far

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.

Product Launch - UK: Moet Hennessy's Chandon

18 Mar 2014

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

UK: Majestic Wine's Christmas boosted by fine wine sales

8 Jan 2014

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

Product Launch - UK: Hogs Back Brewery's Hogstar

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.

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