Issue 34: measuring the boom

page 1By now, even the cynics are convinced that independent wine merchants are booming, if only because there are always more shops opening than closing. Numbers keep on climbing.

But how do you quantify a boom? Our annual reader survey offers some important pointers. We asked independents about their turnover, their forecasts for the year ahead, their relationships with suppliers, the areas in which they specialise … and much more. Read the first instalment of our analysis in the March issue, and the second in the April edition.

Congratulations once again to Boutinot, voted the supplier that independents most enjoy working with. It’s no mean feat to top the poll three years in succession, especially when it’s clear that retailers are broadening their horizons and using a larger number of suppliers, including some with very niche offers – and also doing more of their own importing.

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