Wine warehouse chain Majestic Wine is toasting strong sales over the Christmas period.

The retailer said like-for-like sales in the nine weeks to 3 January had increased 3.7%, excluding VAT. Total UK store sales, excluding VAT, were up 6.4% over the same period.

“We are very pleased with our sales growth over the Christmas period,” said Majestic chef executive Steve Lewis.

“I would like to thank our loyal customers for battling through December's dreadful weather conditions to purchase their wine from Majestic.”

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