Tesco Chinese takeaway

Tesco Chinese takeaway

Takeaway UK supermarket Tesco has joined rival Sainsbury’s in stocking a Chinese wine. Château Changyu Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is on Tesco shelves at £7 bottle ($12.10) for the hordes to take away. It’s going into 700 stores. If each one sells a case a week, well, do the math…

Kirin owned Lion Australia selling wine diversion

Kirin owned Lion Australia selling wine diversion

Old news It was several weeks ago around the beginning of September TKR suggested Lion were looking to off-load their Australian wine assets. From The Financial Review 10 November Street talk section “Champ Private Equity-owned Accolade Wines is in final stage talks to buy beverage giant Lion’s Australian wine portfolio, sources told Street Talk on […]

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennial shopping, Tesco rising & hot news

Millennials flash the cash Nielsen Homescan (UK) research has concluded that millennial-led households are the fastest-growing spenders on grocery shopping, which includes wine. They are also held responsible for the growth of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. The overall grocery spend in Britain increased 2.7 per cent year-on-year.  In households in which someone aged […]

Tesco bouncing back Jackson advancing

Tesco bouncing back Jackson advancing

Big Brit bouncing back It’s been a rough four years for UK supermarket giant Tesco. After two decades of good times, good profits and global expansion, Tesco found its loyal Brit consumer base less impressed with the giant out-of-town superstores that Tesco was forcing on them. They also found Waitrose had more to offer at […]

UK supermarkets poor summer & China figures

UK supermarkets poor summer & China figures

Not so super summer UK supermarkets suffered their worst sales performance in at least two years in the month following the Brexit vote, according to the latest stats from Kantar Worldpanel [KW]. However, KW says, “analysts are blaming poor weather rather than fears about life outside the EU”. The figures show the grocery market (including […]

WET reforms are proving weak as water

WET reforms are proving weak as water

WET, weak as water: Its treading water time as far as WET is concerned. The Winemakers Federation is issuing soothing words saying all will be sorted but many wine producers are concerned, they fear the reduction will drive them out of business. We present some of the concerns in the Australian Wine News sector. Queen […]

Want more pay less, Italy booming

Want more pay less, Italy booming

Can’t have both The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) has carried out a poll in Germany, Spain, Poland and the UK involving more than 5000 people. It reveals a conundrum: 91 per cent surveyed think food should remain affordable, but only 54 per cent think farmers should be able to use pesticides to keep prices […]