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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.

Marks & Spencer is relaunching its craft beer own-label range with supplier partner, Real Drinks, formerly known as Real Ale.

Loki Wine has opened its third bricks and mortar retail shop in Knowle, Solihull, after securing an £80,000 loan from HSBC UK.

Majestic Wine is offering customers a year’s supply of wine if they help the retailer to find new sites for future stores, as part of a renewed commitment to bricks and mortar retail.

Fine wine merchant Lay & Wheeler has recorded its best year in over a decade, with a 57% increase in sales in the year to March 29, 2021.

The Co-op has joined forces with Brewdog to launch an exclusive brew called United Planet.

Majestic Wine has finished rebranding over 20 of its stores to bring them in-line with the company’s new direction. The move affects 10% of its nationwide estate and is part of a wider strategy based around improving its physical presence, as the UK emerges from lockdown. 

M&S has appointed Andrew Shaw as Head of Beers, Wines and Spirits. Shaw has a strong background in wine retail, which includes previous roles as the buying manager for Waitrose and his most recent position as buying director for Bibendum.