The Wine Rack brand name and a package of 13 of the best-performing stores have been bought by wholesaler Venus Wine & Spirit from First Quench administrator KPMG.
Senior figures from the company’s 11-year history analyse what was wrong – and right – with the UK’s largest off-licence chain.
Bargain Booze boss Matthew Hughes on succeeding in the recession.
Bargain Booze boss Matthew Hughes on the future of multiple specialists.
Could downsizing be the cure for the credit crunch blues? Nigel Huddleston reports on a beer retailer that swapped a shop for market stall
The Southwold brewer's retail arm is branching out of its East Anglia base. Christine Boggis talks expansion plans
Combining a bar with an off-licence, this unique business has proved a winner and it's all about word of mouth - as Nigel Huddleston finds out
Wine clubs can generate interest and create customer loyalty as well as make money. Graham Holter reports
A deli and drinks shop in West Yorkshire's Brighouse beat many to the eastern European explosion. Nigel Huddleston reports
Adnams' Cellar & Kitchen Stores has launched a delivery service by store staff to add a personal touch to online and mail order sales.
With some 60 Welsh ales in stock, Edward Briggs is flying the flag for the vallies. Jeff Evans reports
With a farm shop in their pub, one Surrey couple gets the best of both worlds. Nigel Huddleston talks to licensee Paula Briscoe
Nigel Huddleston meets a merchant keen to brighten up the image of wine retailers
The Harveys brewery is viewed with great affection by the people of Lewes and its popular shop
stocks a surprising range of goods. Graham Holter talk s to managing director Hamish Elde
Bordeaux Undiscovered, Eldersfiel
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