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Consumers win as supermarket wines awarded nearly 500 medals at IWC 2015

13 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Consumers are the real winners this year, with almost 500 medals from the 2015 International Wine Challenge being awarded to supermarkets’ own-brand and exclusive wines.

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Kantar

Kantar: £532m lost from supermarket revenue pool in just three months

06 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Kantar Worldpanel released it most recent UK retail figures today showing that “a massive £532m has been taken out of the supermarket revenue pool in just three months” according to Fraser McKevitt, the head of retail and consumer insights at Kantar.

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Tesco 2015 results report a £6.4 billion loss

22 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Tesco has reported the worst annual financial results in the retailer’s 96 year history, showing a loss of £6.376bn and underlying profit before tax fall just over 70% for the year.

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Tesco Extra

Tesco confirms shake up of wine buying team

16 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Today Tesco confirmed several changes to its wine buying team as a result of a restructure including the appointment of James Davis MW as category buying manager for wine as well as some key departures.

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Tesco to restructure wine buying team and bring in a new MW to help lead

15 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Tesco is said to be announcing a number of changes to its wine buying team including bringing back James Davis MW from Greene King and a series of redundancies, according to a report on harpers.co.uk sister publication Off Licence News.

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Kantar

Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain’s sixth largest supermarket

08 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Aldi has overtaken Waitrose to become the sixth largest supermarket in Britainwith 5.3% of the market, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s retail figures released today.

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Tesco faces potential multi-billion pound UK shareholder claim

24 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

Tesco is facing a potential multi-billion pound class action lawsuit in the UK by a not-for-profit organisation representing its shareholders, in relation to the profit overstatement it announced last year.

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