11 January, 2008

What is the biggest challenge you face this year?

" How to deal with the various price increases . There seem

to be rumours of significant increases in Pinot Grigio and Australian prices.

And we have to contend with what is going on in this country with duty. It's difficult to balance these price hikes, especially for an independent."

Chris Eastman

Reserve Wines, Manchester

"It's going to be ID-ing for fags. It can be difficult to guess someone's age so we ID everyone.


Sandy Dunn

Canape Wines

Bothwell, Glasgow

"It's online sales and general competition from the big boys. It all boils down to unfair competition . We're in the process of setting up a website but you have to compete with the supermarkets' sites and that is becoming a threat ."

Raj Bhambra

Bodyfuel Off-licence


"We work from our own premises and we're in the process of moving house so that's

our biggest challenge ."

Shirley Treanor

Dovedale Wines

Blockley, Gloucestershire

Bookmark this

Site Search


Hofmeister may need more than the bear essentials to succeed

So, George The Bear is back. Itís hard for some of us oldies to fathom, but there are those under, say, 40 who canít actually remember Hofmeister and feel the cultural jolt supplied by the return of both the bear and the beer whose marketing campaigns it used to front.

Click for more »
Upcoming events


Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know