|Asda wines go to Japan|
|Monday, 19 January 2009 12:09|
Wines from the Extra Special own-brand of UK supermarket Asda are being launched in Japan.
Four wines are to be sold in almost 40 stores operated by Seiyu, a subsidiary of Asda's parent company Wal-Mart.
The Japanese retailer will be listing Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, claret and Medoc wines from the Extra Special range.
Seiyu's Takae Namba said: "UK products are very well-received in the UK. Japanese customers like quality wines and these four are great quality for a very good price. We expect a positive response."
Wine is growing in popularity in Japan, particularly among women in their 30s, who see is as a sophisticated drink.
Seiyu has seen 10% growth in its wine sales and has been steadily increasing its imported wine offering.
The most popular wines are selling for between 70 and 1,000 yen, the equivalent of between £5 and £8 in the UK, in line with the Extra Special wines' UK shelf prices.