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A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

Fancy a flagon of Safari Burgundy from South Africa or a “very full” Algerian Burgundy? Maybe a Spanish Sauternes is more your tipple? The most expensiveRead More

Unwins: Missing Cash

Myles Halley of KPMG, Unwins’ administrator, told creditors last Friday he was investigating deals where assets were sold for less than their true value, as wellRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Feb

Investigations into Unwins.

How does this sound to you – we transferred money out of the company as there was a lot of theft. Shouldn’t the police have beenRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Feb

More Unwins News.

While the last owners of Unwins seek to sue those they brought the company off for false accounting, suppliers to the firm are looking for recompense.Read More

Andrew Barrow
15 Jan

Oddbins to Buy Some Unwins Stores.

I didn’t realise that the chairman of DM Private Equity, owners of Unwins, buggered off to Dubai just a couple of days after announcing the groupsRead More

Andrew Barrow
7 Jan

Good News for Ex-Unwins Staff.

Good news for some anyway. As local newspapers around the south east report which of their local Unwins stores are to be brought by Threshers IRead More

Andrew Barrow
30 Dec

Threshers Buys 200 Unwins Stores.

Luckily, for many ex-Unwins staff, Threshers (the UK’s largest national chain of off-licences) has just purchased 200 Unwins branches. They already operate 2,000 branches under theRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Dec

Unwins Update.

As staff pack their bags the Telegraph states that DM Private Equity, who purchased the chain in March, claim a discrepancy in the accounts that amountsRead More

Andrew Barrow
22 Dec

Unwins Closes.

The BBC reports on Unwins – the staff are now redundant and all 350 stores have closed. BBC.co.uk“Some 1,400 workers for beleaguered off-licence chain Unwins haveRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Dec

Unwins Latest News.

For those following the collapse of the Unwins chain of off-licences the Telegraph reports that 25 interested parties have expressed an interest in the group. SomeRead More

Andrew Barrow
19 Dec

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