Author: Jack Merrylees

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Majestic Add To Board With New CFO

Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest nationwide specialist drinks retailer, has today appointed Alex Jablonowski  to the new position of Chief Financial Officer, as the business builds for its new chapter as an independent company. Jablonowski joins from the Oasis & Warehouse Group, and previously also worked at Hamleys, Tesco and Costa Coffee.  The appointment follows a series of changes to the Retail Board at Majestic, […]

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Majestic Calais Declares ‘Business As Usual’ Following Brexit

4.5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Fans of the ‘booze cruise’ can breathe a heavy sigh of relief, as Majestic Wine’s French outlets today declared that they were seeing no changes to trading post January 31st. British wine lovers have been crossing the channel for decades to take advantage of generous pricing on the continent. Bottles purchased in the Majestic stores in France, for […]

Thursday 6 February 2020

Majestic And Bird In Hand Winery To Raise Funds For Australian Bushfire-Fighters

4 / 5 ( 3 votes ) UK Retailer Majestic Wine and Australian winery, Bird in Hand, are selling parcels of rare library vintages from the Adelaide-based producer, with all profits going to the Australian Country Fire Service. The Australian wildfires have caused severe damage to many wine regions across the country – including the Adelaide Hills, where an estimated third of all vines have […]

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Biggest Ever Dry-Jan Sees Dramatic Change In UK’s Drinking Habits

Whilst 1 in 10 adult drinkers went entirely without booze in January, it seems more and more of us used the month to lower, rather than cut out entirely, our alcohol intake. That’s the conclusion of UK retailer Majestic Wine, after seeing record breaking sales of low and no alcohol beers and wines – up +312% and +52% respectively – against the same month last […]

Monday 3 February 2020

Majestic Staff Scoop Big At Celebrated Wine Awards

The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma is one of the biggest accolades in the drink’s industry. Only a small number of hardy tasters take on the 600 hours of independent study needed to pass it, and the course can take years to negotiate with modules on everything from sustainability to Port tasting, vineyard management to marketing up and coming regions. Not to mention […]

Tuesday 7 January 2020

Majestic Wine Uncorks Festive Sales Growth

Majestic Wine are pleased to announce our first Christmas trading results as a private company, as of 7th January 2020. Q3 UK sales [1 October – 30 December 2019] up 4.3% like for like Largest ever trading day for the forty year old brand on 23rd December  Increased sales of English wine, Cremant and spiced rums  A renewed focus on in store experience and a […]

Monday 6 January 2020

Majestic Launches First 0% Alcohol Range For Dry January-Drinkers

3 / 5 ( 2 votes ) With Dry January once again in full swing, and dominating consumer pages, websites and marketing – it seems the trend towards drinking less is only gaining more momentum. In response, Majestic Wine have launched a new range of zero percent alcohol wines for the first time in their 40 year history.  According to Google, searches for “low alcohol […]

Monday 6 January 2020

Roots In Majestic – Lydia Harrison, WSET Educator, Ambassador and Master of Wine

For our first ‘Roots in Majestic’ interview of 2020, we speak to someone who has taken a love of wine one step further – and now uses her passion to educate others both as a WSET School London educator and Bordeaux Ambassador. She’s also the winner of several prestigious awards, a specialist in fortified wines – and one of the UK’s select group of MWs. […]