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Asda has slashed the price of Mumm Champagne by a third in case anyone decides to celebrate an engagement on February 29.

A campaign is being launched to remind shoppers and retailers about the start of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in Wales.

PASS, the scheme that audits and accredits proof of age schemes to assure retailers of which cards they can accept, is asking for views on how digital proof of age should be presented and verified.

Majestic Wine has appointed retail veteran Alex Jablonowski as its new chief financial officer.

Drinkly has secured £250,000 via crowdfunding and it has announced plans to accelerate its growth to become “the UK’s number one on-demand drinks delivery provider”.

Majestic has reported “record-breaking” sales of low and no-alcohol beers and wines this January, up 312% and 52% respectively against the same month in 2019.

Waitrose, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons and The Whisky Exchange were just some of the retailers called to the stage at this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards.

Jeroboams, the London-based wine retailer, has reported a good start to the year bolstered by a strong Burgundy En Primeur campaign, and leading on from positive results for the 2019 festive season.

Proposals for a new rural headquarters for Kent-based wine merchants, The Vinorium, have been granted planning consent.

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware set up stalls in 47 Asda stores across the UK this month in a bid to help shoppers drink responsibly.

Harvey Nichols is adding a pre-mix cocktail to its own-label range in time for Valentine’s Day.

Majestic Wine managing director Josh Lincoln and chief customer officer Natalie Thng have left the business as part of a boardroom shakeup.

The Whisky Exchange’s third store, which is set to open this month, will feature more than 100 spirits and wines produced in Britain to reflect the community’s support for local and artisanal products.

The Whisky Exchange will open its eagerly anticipated new store on the doorstep of London’s Borough Market by the end of the month.

Harvey Nichols has added an Espresso Martini Cocktail to its own-label collection of pre-mixed cocktails, following the success of the first three variants.

Oxford Wine Co is celebrating the performance of its three stores over Christmas and said December was a record month for the company.

Majestic sees "largest-ever trading day" and festive sales rise

Aldi has reported that BWS sales grew 9.2% year-on-year at its stores over the Christmas trading period.

Majestic Wines has given its staff an extra day of holiday today to kick off 2020, as a thank you for their hard work throughout 2019.

Nisa has launched a range of in-store alcohol deals to help its retailers drive footfall and sales over the Christmas and New Year period.

Majestic Wine has confirmed it will be keeping all of its 190 stores open following the company’s acquisition by US firm Fortress Investment Group.

Shares in Naked Wines decreased 3.2% this morning after the shock announcement that founder Rowan Gormley will step down as chief executive after Christmas.

Corks Out founder Ruth Yates has expressed her sadness at the news that its Chester store has closed down.

Two-thirds of drinks retailers believe a Conservative victory would offer the best outcome in next month’s general election. 

The National Assembly for Wales has approved the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol from next spring.

Berry Bros & Rudd has seen sales soar to the highest levels in almost ten years.

Majestic has teamed up with Curious Brewing to produce a beer aimed at Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.

Pink and orange drinks will continue to have strong appeal through 2020, according to Waitrose.

Waitrose sold ten weeks’ worth of beer in just four days in its Oxford Botley Road store via its “Unpacked” scheme, where beer (and wine) was made available for consumers to buy using refillable containers.

Spar has added a vegan-friendly range to its wine aisles and it said its aim is for all its own-label wines to be vegan-friendly by 2021.