On-trade specialist wholesaler Matthew Clark is celebrating a year of continued value growth in the wine sector with an increase of 7% over the past 12 months (MC YOY 26thÂ Jan 2014).
Despite the market sector experiencing double digit decline of 13% (CGA YOY to 26th Jan), Matthew Clark says it has seen a surge in sales from within its wine portfolio on the back of honing its wine list to concentrate on offering high quality wines to the UK on-trade.
The shift has seen the addition of a series of smaller, boutique agencies from around the world, including names such as Chapel Down, Te Karainga, Bai Gorri and Herencia Altés, leading to a string of awards.
Ian Smith, commercial director at Matthew Clark said: “This growth in wine value sales proves that our decision to focus on quality was the right one. We wanted to change perceptions of Matthew Clark and prove to people that we are more than just a reliable wine wholesaler. Our wines have received numerous accolades in the past twelve months and we, as a company, are very proud of this. Our buying team is second to none and is committed to sourcing wines to appeal to every customer, big or small, boutique or chain.”