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Bodega Argento launches new organic UK off-trade brand

Published:  07 January, 2020

Argentinian producer Bodega Argento has begun the roll-out of its new Artesano de Argento off-trade brand with the release of its Organic Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2018 through Sainsbury’s.

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Xmas high-street sales falter but Majestic and Aldi thrive

Published:  07 January, 2020

Despite mixed results from the BWS sector over the Christmas trading period, some retailers were able to buck the trend.

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What we can learn from the Majestic/Naked 'experiment'

Published:  16 December, 2019

The matchmakers behind the Majestic and Naked Wines merger speak to Jo Gilbert about why the ‘experiment’ didn’t work, and why the demand for niche products is driving wine businesses to double down on their specialisms

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Naked/Majestic consumer-bases were a bad ‘fit’

Published:  13 December, 2019

The matchmakers behind the Majestic and Naked Wines merger have said that the ‘experiment’ was doomed to fail because of the inherent differences between the two sets of customers, and because of increasing consumer preference towards companies that have a unique USP.

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Aldi picks Lyme Bay for first own-brand English fizz

Published:  09 December, 2019

Aldi has chosen the Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery to produce an English sparkling wine for its premium ‘Exquisite Collection’.

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Concerns DRS scheme could cause havoc with labelling laws

Published:  06 December, 2019

The new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers could cause chaos for products bound for differing parts of the UK, an industry body has warned.

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Shoppers prize green values over brand loyalty, research shows

Published:  02 December, 2019

Over three-quarters of UK grocery buyers have made buying decisions based on a brand’s environmental policies in the last year, new research from data insights consultancy Kantar has revealed.

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‘Bring your own’ bottle concept projected to become the UK norm

Published:  07 November, 2019

The concept of buying wine and beer in refillable bottles (BYO) could soon become the norm in the UK, according to Waitrose

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Entire M&S own-label wine portfolio to be vegan by 2022

Published:  31 October, 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans for all of its own-label wines to be 100% vegan by 2022 - a UK first for a multiple retailer.

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Aldi launches free online wine course

Published:  18 October, 2019

Discount multiple retailer Aldi has unveiled a free new online wine course aimed at helping consumers find their way around the wine aisle.

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Asda workers take to streets as contract row escalates

Published:  16 October, 2019

Asda workers will take to the streets of Leeds this afternoon to protest against the retailer’s decision to impose a new contract on all of its staff.

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Waitrose creates new top tier range

Published:  11 October, 2019

Waitrose has launched a top tier own-label range that includes wine, spirits and ciders.

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Aldi: from zero to hero

Published:  09 October, 2019

From outcast to underdog to winner of international awards, Aldi continues to beat expectations with a new buying hub in Austria and a range of online premium exclusives. Jo Gilbert reports

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Co-op unveils wines for Christmas

Published:  08 October, 2019

Co-op has added 25 new wines to its range in the run-up to Christmas.

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New Israeli listing for Oddbins

Published:  25 September, 2019

Israeli wine Dalton Canaan Red 2018 has won its first listing at Oddbins in the UK.

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Majestic Wine announces first post-sale tasting

Published:  25 September, 2019

Majestic Wine has revealed details of its first tasting event since its acquisition by US private equity firm Fortress for £95 million early last month.

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New global buying hub will see Aldi pool its resources across Europe

Published:  16 September, 2019

Aldi has revealed additional details of its latest move to create a wine-buying hub in Salzburg, Austria, which will have a major impact on the way the discounter buys, blends and sells wines across markets.

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Aldi goes premium with new Icons range

Published:  10 September, 2019

Aldi is launching a brand new range of online exclusives in order to capture growing interest from customers who are willing to trade up and explore. 

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Own-label and discounters fuel supermarket sector return to growth

Published:  20 August, 2019

Supermarket sales have recovered from a poor July to post 1% growth in the last four weeks, according to new data from Nielsen.

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Looking ahead: Simon Cairns, BWS category trading manager, Co-op

Published:  07 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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