Home  /  Retailer News

BWS sales returned to growth at the end of March 2021 as consumers prepared for the end of the first stage of lockdown.

Marks & Spencer is launching a new wine range, which is described as “an affordable invitation to wine lovers to venture off the beaten track and discover new varieties, regions and styles".

Aldi is introducing a new collection of wines from across the globe, in time for the summer months.

Waitrose is exclusively launching a new South African wine brand, Great Heart.

Tesco is offering wine lovers the chance to access tailored tips from top sommeliers with a new on-demand SMS recommendation service.

Jeroboams has announced the appointment of Lucie Parker to the role of Trade Director.

Virgin Wines has unveiled plans for a stock market flotation.

Waitrose has listed a “UK supermarket exclusive” premium Indian wine.

Retailers Adnams and Duncan Murray Wines are among a number of small drinks companies who have signed an open letter from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, urging Rishi Sunak to cut wine and spirit duty and extend hospitality’s VAT cut to alcoholic drinks.

Jeroboams, the London-based wine merchant chain, has appointed Alex Turnbull to the position of Private Sales Manager.

Rosie Ferner has been promoted to managing director and co-owner of Favourite Beers in Cheltenham.

Nisa is celebrating the festive season with a raft of in-store alcohol deals to help its retailers drive footfall and sales throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

McColl’s Retail Group has announced a partnership with Uber Eats to offer home delivery of everyday convenience goods, including alcohol, from over 400 of its stores across the UK.

Waitrose has identified a number of key drinks trends from 2020, which it predicts will escalate into 2021.

Amathus Drinks has revealed the second of its new store openings will be in South Kensington, in February 2021.

Graft Wine is opening a pop-up wine shop in Surrey Hills.

Naked Wines has raised its forecast for the full sales year after revenue jumped by 80% in the first half as Covid-19 restrictions continue to boost at-home drinking.

Drinks writer and sommelier Bert Blaize has joined forces with a classic car showroom to open a new wine shop and deli in London’s Highgate.

Online drinks retailer 31 Dover has secured £2.7 million of new investment which it said would fund growth of the company.

Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants has closed its doors for good with owner Ben Stephenson admitting the store had become a casualty of Covid-19.

Spar has redesigned its own- label premium gin range.

Vivino has appointed Joshua Lincoln as its new UK managing director, as part of its strategy to invest in UK growth.

South Downs Cellars has expanded the floorspace within its Lindfield branch in order to offer an extended range of craft beers.

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed its Field Morris & Verdin (FM&V) arm will continue to represent nearly 100 global fine wine producers.

Waitrose is introducing a new interactive service with its exclusive ‘Cocktails at Home’ Experience Boxes, in partnership with John Lewis. 

Waitrose is expanding its on-demand grocery trial with Deliveroo in 25 new locations, taking the total to 30.

The Vineking has had its bid for “the most perfect site” accepted and is set to embark on “a huge project”.

The Oxford Wine Company (OWC) is opening a new shop in central Oxford.

Loki Wine Merchant is set to open its third store in the Birmingham area.

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed its decision to change its trade business model, following its internal review of Fields Morris & Verdin (FMV).