Managers rewarded First Quench is giving cash bonuses to 1,700 local managers for exceeding sales targets for the last six months. Two thirds of First Quench outlets exceeded sales projections with managers in line for up to £8,000 per store. First Quench, which owns the Thresher, Wine Rack, Bottoms Up, Haddows and Victoria Wine brands, set the targets after its acquisition by Nomura International Principal Finance Group a year ago. First Quench md Steve Headington said: "The re-branding of Victoria Wine to Thresher Wine shops, in particular, has played an instrumental part in our strategy to develop sales." {{NEWS }}