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specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (June 2019)

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The end of the high street wine merchant?

An article in the Guardian  15 June 2019, highlights the issues facing high street wine merchants, with the closure of Oddbins logobug names in the business (Oddbins, Bottoms Up, Wine Rack etc); the move towards online stores (including the proposed morphing of Majestic Wines into online Naked Wines; the ongoing dominance of the supermarkets: Brexit, the exchange rate etc.

We notice the numbers of merchants closing, the numbers trying to diversify into wine bars, bookshops and delicatessens etc.There is still a place for the specialist wine merchant, albeit one which needs to adapt to the modern consumer’s needs for choice, delivery, tastings etc.

Read more at The Guardian  15 June 2019,

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