Majestic's Xmas sales leap 8%

10 January, 2012

Majestic’s sales grew 8.4% over the nine weeks of Christmas trading from November 1 to January 2, the retailer has reported.

Like for like sales grew 4% in UK stores.

That means that over the first 40 weeks of the financial year, like for like UK store sales, excluding VAT, grew 2.7%.

Chief executive Steve Lewis said: “We are very pleased with our sales performance over the Christmas period. I am delighted that an increasing number of customers choose to shop with Majestic. I would like to thank them all for their loyalty to Majestic and trust that they enjoyed the wines they purchased over Christmas.”




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I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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