Twitter lights up as Oddbins stores take wine delivery

Staff at embattled retailer Oddbins have been tweeting excitedly after receiving deliveries of wine over the past week.

The chain was plunged into administration earlier this year, along with sister companies Whittalls Wines Merchants and Wine Cellar Trading.

European Food Brokers, which owns all three retailers, said Brexit and the resulting economic uncertainty, along with poor high street sales over the Christmas period, were to blame for the situation.

Hundreds of workers face uncertainty over their future employment prospects, but they were pleased to share news that wine had arrived in the past week.

Twitter is full of Oddbins staff posing joyously, defiantly even, next to cases that have arrived at their stores.

“Delivery in the house! Our shelves are once again full with delicious wine,” said the team at the Oddbins store in Shawlands, Glasgow.

The Elm Row, Edinburgh, team tweeted: “We’ve just got some WINE delivered today! Form an orderly queue at the doors.”

Oddbins Maida Vale, London, told customers: “A big white truck brought us and you more wine. Life is better...” It added: “Apparently when the fat lady sings... she ain’t singing yet... so until the cows come home or whatever... Still here!”

“Delivery day! Some old favourites back in stock, and a couple of tasty new things too!” tweeted Oddbins in Aberdeen.

Oddbins Queensferry even went with the hashtag #wearenotdeadyet as it posed happily with a delivery.

However, the Oddbins store on Mitchell Street in Glasgow has closed. Joint administrator Philip Duffy is exploring options for the future of the estate.

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