Our group at a glance
Our four divisions at a glance:
The UK’s largest specialist wine retailer with 210 branches in the UK, two in France and over 1000 highly trained specialist people.
Investment proposition: Majestic is a cash generative retail business transforming into a multi-channel business.
Sales for the year ended 3 April 2017£262.2m
2017 % of Group sales56
2017 % Sales Growth5.4
We help people find wines they love
Over 1000 delightful team members who know and love wine
Majestic Vinters was founded in 1980 with its first store in North London. In 1991 Wizard Wines was merged with Majestic under the Majestic Wine banner. Majestic listed on the Alternative Investment Market in 1996. It’s 200th store was opened in 2013.
Naked Wines funds independent winemakers to make exclusive wines at preferential prices, which we pass onto our customers.
Investment Proposition: Naked Wines is a subscription business model with direct marketing expertise
Sales for the year ended 3 April 2017£144.3m
2017 % of Group sales31
2017 % Sales Growth26.3
Making great wine an everyday pleasure, not a privilege
The model – crowdfunding independent winemakers
Naked Wines was founded in 2008 by Rowan Gormley, slap bang in the middle of the biggest recession since the Great Crash. We had one aim – to make the wine industry better. In 2012 we started up in the USA and Australia. In 2015 the business needed investment and became part of Majestic Wine PLC with Rowan taking over as Group CEO
A specialist on-trade supplier targeting independent restaurants and pubs, with the unique advantage of running their supply chain through Majestic Retail stores.
Investment Proposition: Focused on an unloved section of the trade market
Sales for the year ended 3 April 2017£46.6m
2016 % of Group sales10
2017 % Sales Growth0.8
We make your wine list more profitable
210 delivery hubs enabling a more effective, local service
Founded in 1994 Majestic Commercial was created with the recognition that on-trade customers can be supported through Majestic Stores, giving a greater market reach than many of the competition. In order to support staff to give their customers a service that is different from competition a new range was launched in 2008 which gave on-trade customers the range they wanted with a greater range of exciting wines, more exclusive to them.
Lay & Wheeler
Specialist fine wine merchant. Lay & Wheeler aims to be a trusted guide for people who love fine wine, supplying the world’s finest wines with a personal service.
Investment Proposition: Creating a business opportunity out of the demise of en primeur
Sales for the year ended 3 April 2017£12.3m
2017 % of Group sales3
2017 % Sales Growth36.2
Your trusted guide into fine wine
Committed team specializing in helping normal people discover fine wine
Founded in 1854 by John Lay the business has changed significantly but the knowledge and passion for wine alongside the commitment to deliver the best possible service to our clients have remained constant since our 19th century beginnings. Lay & Wheeler was bought by Majestic Wine in 2009 to expand the fine wine expertise and sales