Exhibitors sing the praises of LIWF
Exhibitors have given the London International Wine Fair a ringing endorsement after 10,200 buyers and experts visited to try wines from across the globe.
Merrydown releases 50cl bottles
Merrydown has released a 6% abv medium cider in 50cl bottles in a bid to broaden the appeal of the brand.
San Miguel Fresca to hit TV screens
Carlsberg is investing £6 million in a TV ad campaign and social media drive for the San Miguel Fresca lager it released to take on the might of Corona and Sol.
Brazil aims to grow wine exports to the UK by 300%
Wines of Brazil aims to increase UK exports by 300% in the next three years.
Piper-Heidsieck appoints brand ambassador
Piper- Heidsieck’s new brand ambassador has pledged to travel across the UK to educate the trade about its wines and the Champagne category in general as supplier First Drinks ramps up its investment in the brand.
Stella Artois gets the Slumdog Millionaire treatment in TV ad
An Oscar-winning cinematographer has been drafted in to add style to the upcoming TV ad from Stella Artois Cidre.
Uruguay groomed for UK wine stardom
New supplier Blends is on a mission to make Uruguay the next big country in the UK wine market by pushing wines from its 200ha vineyard in Maldonaldo into the off-trade.
Wine-based RTDs to hit the off-trade
The Winery Exchange has released a range of 5.5% abv wine-based RTDs into the off-trade.
Strongbow launches Dark Fruit flavour
Heineken has added a Dark Fruit flavor variant to the Strongbow line-up and it will be exclusive to the off-trade from June.
Wine price pushed up to all-time high
The average cost of a bottle of wine has risen to its highest-ever figure of £5.11 on the back of escalating taxation – but there are signs consumers are still prepared to trade up, according to new Nielsen data.
Cairns to move Co-op away from discounts
The Co-operative Group’s new wine boss plans to move away from discounts and overhaul its own-label range.
Oddbins stores to receive first revamp in 17 years
Oddbins is set to undergo its first overhaul in 17 years with a new look across stores as its owner pledges to make the chain profitable by 2015.
Tesco taps into co-buying power
Tesco has launched a website that allows customers to buy cases of wine at discount prices through an emerging e-commerce model called co-buying.
Suppliers reignite buyers debate
Suppliers have reignited the debate over the approach taken by retailers’ buying teams with calls for them to spend more time in-store and less at head office or visiting wineries abroad.
Push behind Aussie Reisling
Australian Vintage has vowed to put Aussie Riesling in the spotlight in a bid to revive the varietal on the back of its successful repositioning of Semillion.
Selfridges expands wine store and overhauls range
Selfridges promises its customers “an Aladdin’s cave of new, boutique, exclusive one-off products and gifts” after opening a new wine store.
Stowford Press grows off-trade volumes by 69%
Westons Cider has introduced a price-marked pack for Stowford Press to build on volume growth of 69% in the off-trade (IRI Volume MAT to April 27, 2013).
Own label battled cranked up
Sainsbury’s has upped the ante in the own-label wine battleground with the launch of the next phase of its Winemakers’ Selection range.
Wine Australia head steps down
Wine Australia’s chief executive Andrew Cheesman has resigned to “pursue other opportunities within the wine sector”.
C&C hails Tennent's as cider portfolio struggles
C&C has reported a small decrease in net revenue for the business year to the end of February 2013 but operating profit rose 2.4 per cent.
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