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Supermarket moves to sell wines by glass not a "slam dunk"

Published:  02 May, 2014

Moving more into hospitality with wine by the glass sales and casual dining is not a "slam dunk" route to success for the supermarkets.

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Christmas boost for 2013 sales across on and off-trades

Published:  10 January, 2014

Despite the weather, most operators in the on- and off-trade had a great December. Gemma McKenna reports

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Rolling update: Major retailers report mixed Xmas results, but wines still perform well

Published:  09 January, 2014
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Why creating "magic" in-store is key to our success says Waitrose chief

Published:  05 November, 2013

Doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing and creating magic when customers enter stores are key tactics being used to drive sales across Waitrose, according to managing director Mark Price.

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Waitrose aims to be contrary, Price tells 2013 IGD Convention

Published:  23 October, 2013
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UK's best Spanish wine players celebrated in Harpers' Spanish Wine Awards

Published:  16 September, 2013

Waitrose, The Wine Society, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Camino Group and Matthew Clark were some of the stand out winners in Harpers inaugural Spanish Wine Awards to celebrate the best operators in the Spanish wine category in the UK.

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Glasgow launches pilot scheme to encourage drinkers to switch to lower alcohol brands

Published:  11 September, 2013

Scottish drinkers are being urged to swap their usual drink for a lower alcohol version as part of a pilot campaign launched this week by the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partnership (SGAIP).

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July heatwave is more successful for supermarkets than Olympics

Published:  31 July, 2013

The heatwave throughout most of July proved to nearly twice as successful for the UK's major grocery multiples than last year's London 2012 Olympic Games, according to the latest sales figures released by Nielsen.

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Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl take market share from Big Four

Published:  28 July, 2013

The Big Four supermarkets are under increasing pressure from both the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, and from mainstream rival Waitrose.

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Discounters and Waitrose lead the UK retail market

Published:  04 July, 2013

Discounters and Waitrose are continuing to enjoy the best of retail sales, according to the latest trading figures published by Nielsen.

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Supermarket wines win big at IWC

Published:  13 May, 2013

Thirty supermarket own-brand wines have won gold medals in the International Wine Challenge.

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Waitrose appoints Direct Wines buyer Cat Lomax

Published:  29 April, 2013

Waitrose has recruited Cat Lomax from Direct Wines to join its buying team.

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Waitrose's Diana Hunter appointed to head up Bargain Booze

Published:  12 November, 2012

Off-licence and convenience store chain Bargain Booze has appointed Waitrose's director of convenience, Diana Hunter, as its new chief executive.

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Waitrose appoints new wine buying manager

Published:  31 August, 2012

Waitrose has appointed Ken Mackay MW to the role of Champagne and sparkling wine buying manager.

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Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine in the UK.

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Bibendum poaches Waitrose's Andrew Shaw as head of buying

Published:  23 July, 2012

Bibendum has appointed Waitrose's wine buying manager Andrew Shaw as its new head of buying.

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Waitrose sees record sales for English Wines

Published:  07 June, 2012

UK wine trebled sales and outperformed all other countries in May, for retailer Waitrose.

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Andrew Shaw: Why Waitrose got involved in WineStars

Published:  30 May, 2012

We were really excited to be part of the WineStars event. An innovative concept, it enabled us to see the brightest and best of the wine world, and shone a light into corners that we may not have looked into ourselves. With the opportunity to screen and shortlist entries in advance, it was very positive for us.

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Meet the buyers: Waitrose

Published:  13 January, 2012

Our Meet the Buyers series pays a visit to Waitrose to find out who is responsible for what among its award-winning drinks team

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PLB launches wine in a glass into Waitrose

Published:  18 October, 2011

PLB has launched La Copita, a range of wines in glass-sized PET packaging, exclusively to Waitrose.

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