EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Cheshire; North West


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.25 - Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores
Number Employed: 960

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 320
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2009

Additional Information

A Cheshire-based company that trades under the names the Booze Buster, Simply Drinks and Simply Food & Drinks has announced 320 job losses. The company called in administrators Deloitte who have sold 109 of the 170 stores in the chain protecting 640 jobs.