Category: Company News

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Post Majestic Sale Q&A With John Colley

4 / 5 ( 9 votes ) What on earth is going on at Majestic? Your questions answered by our new boss, John Colley. It has been a choppy 2019 at Majestic Wine. At one stage, it looked like the business would be merged with Naked Wines, then that stores were to be closed – and instead today a takeover has been signed and sealed. […]

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Majestic Targets “Ambitious Growth” Following £95m Sale To Fortress

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Majestic Wine today confirmed it would keep all of its nationwide network of over 190 stores open, as it completed its transfer to the ownership of US firm Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”). The company also confirmed that previous boss, John Colley, had rejoined the business. Majestic occupy a unique position as the UK’s only large specialist wine […]

Friday 1 November 2019

Majestic Putting The Spotlight On Vegan, Vegetarian And Organic Wines

5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) With an increase from 39 to over 200 vegan wines in a year – Majestic are putting their sights on further increases to their range of wines in the category, alongside vegetarian and organic listings. “The way we all eat, and drink, is changing – people are more aware.” explains Trading Director, Rob Cooke. “Wines with no animal […]