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McColl’s and Morrisons have agreed to increase the number of Morrisons Daily stores from 350 to 450 stores within 12 months.

Nisa has announced a raft of in-store alcohol deals to help retailers drive footfall and sales during the early festive period.

Waitrose has ended a trial of on-tap wine and beer refills, introduced as part of its wider Unpacked initiative to cut unnecessary packaging.

Wholesaler Bestway has announced a £250,000 Christmas campaign, called Your Home This Christmas.

Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages (FABs) were the only alcoholic drinks category to grow sales in the grocery channel during the 12 weeks to the end of October.

Majestic has lined up a national Christmas TV campaign, as it looks to make staff into “on-screen stars”.

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Club Soda, the organisation behind the Mindful Drinking Festival, has announced plans to open an alcohol-free off licence in London this December.

Tesco has opened its first shop without checkouts as it looks to offer consumers a “seamless shopping experience”.

The latest figures from Kantar suggest consumers limited their visits to supermarkets, as they looked to save fuel. The data also revealed that Christmas preparation has started for many households.

New research has suggested that a third (34%) of consumers have or are considering stockpiling for Christmas before the end of October.

Waitrose has reported a 50% increase in searches for the term ‘Christmas’ on its website, compared to 2020.

Deliveroo Hop

Deliveroo has launched a delivery-only grocery store in partnership with Morrisons.

The founder of Brighton’s Seven Cellars is set to open a second store, in the city’s mainline train station.

A perfect logistical storm is threatening to take the shine off the festive recovery. Nigel Huddleston reports on fears of drinks shortages

Sukhinder Singh Whisky Exchange

In late September, Pernod Ricard agreed to buy The Whisky Exchange. Lucy Britner talks to co-founder of the specialist spirits retailer Sukhinder Singh to get the details behind the deal

The first Just Plonk off-licence is set to open in Cheshire’s Alderley Edge next month, with plans for 15 more stores in 2022.

Actor Idris Elba and Connaught Wine Cellars founder David Farber will open a bar and shop in London’s King’s Cross next month.

Pernod Ricard has agreed a deal to buy specialist London spirits shop The Whisky Exchange.

Hardys wine loop tesco

Several drinks brands will be available as part of Tesco’s new reusable and durable packaging scheme.

Luvians bottle shop riesling

Luvians Bottle Shop in St Andrews has been crowned off-trade winner of Wines of Germany’s annual 31 Days of Riesling campaign.

The last opportunity for independents to enter the 2022 Drinks Retailing Awards is approaching.

A new online drinks shop is reporting surprise consumer trends for perry and cap classique sparkling wines from South Africa.  

Bestway is embarking on a recruitment drive to attract independent retailers to its brands portoflio.

The deadline for independent entries for the 2022 Drinks Retailing Awards has been extended to Monday, August 16.

There’s just one week to go until the deadline for independents to enter the 2022 Drinks Retailing Awards.

The deadline for independents to enter the 2022 Drinks Retailing Awards is just two weeks away.

There are just three weeks remaining for independents to enter the 2022 Drinks Retailing Awards.

In commemoration of the passing of John Rudd in January 2021, Berry Bros & Rudd is releasing an exclusive bottling from The Glenrothes distillery that celebrates the life of “a truly extraordinary man” and honours the 72 years he spent as part of the family business.

Berry Bros & Rudd has relaunched its spirits range with a new bottle and communications platform, designed to capture the “aspirational world of London’s style and elegance”.

Herdade do Mouchão, a family-owned estate now owned by the sixth generation of a British-Portuguese family, is set to focus on the UK independent trade by offering a new summer promotion on three of its key table wines.