Wine

Questions: what does the buyout of Matthew Clark and Bibendum mean for pubs?

Analysis

What does C&C’s acquisition of Matthew Clark mean for pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

Following its acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum, C&C Group is set to revive the parts of the businesses that stalled during former owner Conviviality’s near month-long financial calamity. The big challenge, however, will be restoring faith...

Deal rubber stamped: C&C takes ownership of Matthew Clark and Bibendum

Matthew Clark and Bibendum acquired by C&C

By Nicholas Robinson

Less than 12 hours after officially announcing its interest to buy out Conviviality brands Matthew Clark and Bibendum, C&C Group has confirmed the transaction is now complete.

Buyout: C&C Group in talks to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

C&C primed to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum

By Nicholas Robinson

Bulmers cider owner C&C Group is in “advanced” discussions with beleaguered drinks distributor Conviviality to buy Matthew Clark and Bibendum with support from AB InBev.

'Entry level': Brits are guzzling cheap Prosecco when there's so much more

There’s more to life than ‘party' Prosecco

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumers are chugging back 'entry-level' bottles of Prosecco in high volumes when they could instead be spending a little more on quality, according to Bibendum on-trade channel director John Graves.

Rising up: non-Champagne sparkling wine volume was up by a third and value sales by 27% in the first half of last year (CGA)

Shifting world wine trends

By Nigel Huddleston

The winds of change are blowing through the world of wines as factors ranging from currency fluctuations to weather-impacted harvest levels cause both suppliers and consumers to look beyond stereotypical options to new markets and styles.

On the up: sparkling wine sales do not just boom on Valentine's Day

Sparkling wine sales set to soar

By Nikkie Sutton

Sales of fizz are expected to continue to rise after a record-breaking year, according to figures from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).