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    Black Tower reports outstanding growth in rosé sales during lockdown

    Black Tower reports outstanding growth in rosé sales during lockdown

    Wine brand Black Tower has seen a 61% rise in sales of their new-look Rosé as consumers turn to this increasingly popular drink during lockdown.

    Rosé Renaissance Black Tower has seen an increase across the multiples when comparing average sales pre and post-lockdown.

    The current trend for rosé is also supported by the staggering boost in overall wine sales during the coronavirus pandemic, with an increased spending of £151.4m during the first week of lockdown.

    Ian Wingate, Black Tower’s UK national account director commented: “The growth of Rosé wines has been one of the biggest success stories of the last 10 years.

    “The trend towards lighter styles has been significant and today Rosé is being treated as a versatile and fun wine that appeals to a range of wine consumers, from Boomers to Gen Y.”

    “Black Tower is certainly benefitting from this year’s increase in Rosé demand. It has an easy-drinking fruity style, a brand-new look and represents excellent value-for-money.

    Our priority during lockdown has been to ensure continuity of supply to our retailers so that our consumers can still enjoy the wines they love.”

    What’s more, Kantar data shows that Black Tower Rosé is a firm favourite amongst consumers as it continues to gain market share from its competitor brands.

    Shoppers have been switching their spend to Black Tower Rosé from brands including Gallo, I Heart, Hardy’s and Blossom Hill.

    The data from June also showed that Black Tower Rosé shoppers are more valuable, spending more on wine, shopping more frequently and having higher value trips than other Rosé shoppers.2

    Commenting on this trend, Mr Wingate continues: “Kantar data indicates that we are gaining from our key competitors and that Black Tower shoppers actually spend more per shop than other comparable Rosé brand shoppers.

    “This is further good news for retailers, especially at a time when off-trade wine sales have been at an unprecedented high.’’

    The rise in sales and gain in market share comes as Black Tower’s recent brand refresh was revealed in April, which saw the brand’s iconic logo and black and red colour combination modernised.

    “Our marketing team has done a great job with the re-brand. In a crowded wine aisle, maximising shelf stand out is essential,” said Mr Wingate. “Our research has showed us that the new Black Tower packaging really captures wine shoppers’ attention and scored highly against our competitors on the most likely to be taken home shopping simulation.

    “This, combined with our new social media campaign, a surge in the popularity of rosé and clear consumer demand for great value-for-money, easy drinking wine has resulted in a very successful past few months for Black Tower.”

    This recent success in sales also coincides with the listing of Black Tower’s Smooth Red in Tesco stores across the UK from 24th August.

    With the SKU being stocked in 790 stores, Black Tower is further cementing its leading position in the growing category.