How exclusives can draw spend

The UK economy is suffering and there is talk of a Covid double dip recession, which paints a grim picture for the future of retail.

Branded Champagne enjoys strong growth

Sales of branded Champagne grew 4.7% to £196 million in the UK off-trade in 2014 as shoppers opted for famous names ahead of retailer exclusives.

Premium bottled ales: retailer exclusives cannibalising market

Sales of own-label premium bottled ale grew by almost a third in 2013 – but a leading brewer says retailer exclusives are not attracting new…