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NZ WINE SOCIETY CLOSES

FTER 30 years in the local marketplace, direct sales retailer New Zealand Wine Society is being closed by its owner Woolworths. Though not a high volume dealer, the NZ Wine Society had developed a loyal following of members, many of whom had been purchasing wines chosen by long-time cellar director Vic Williams for decades. A pioneer at the time of its launch, the fast-changing retail landscape has seen numerous competitors emerge over the years. Woolworths also owns the Countdown range of supermarkets in NZ and its digital GM Sally Copland said it

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