We’re stepping into Christmas early after securing listings at 263 Co-op stores nationwide for our award-winning Lakes Gin.
Co-op has reacted to significant growth in the gin category, by listing the classic Lakes Gin as part of their range. In the year ending 31 March 2018, UK gin sales overall rose by 28% in volume and by 33% in value to reach £1.5 billion, meaning that sales have more than doubled in value in five years (£696m y/e March 2013) according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA.)
The Lakes Gin is already listed with major retailers and specialist retailers across the country and UK World Duty Free stores in all UK airports. You should see The Lakes Gin available on shelves at the Co-op from this month.
Nigel, our CEO, said: “We are thrilled and proud that The Lakes Gin has been listed in Co-op stores across the country.
“Our Lakes Gin, one of the first products we created, has gained recognition for being of a high standard and quality and this listing is testament to that quality and our provenance. Our premium portfolio competes with some of the biggest brands in the market and this is demonstrated by the confidence shown in our products by major retailers.”
Jonathan Grey, Spirits Buyer at Co-op, said: “We’ve seen phenomenal growth within the Gin category at Co-op this year and with customers continuing to trade up into more premium gins I feel there’s a great opportunity for the Lakes Gin in the Co-op. The quality and provenance of the liquid and distillery are exactly what our customers are looking for.”
For our full list of stockists, visit www.lakesdistillery.com/map.