Conviviality Retail Conviviality Retail owns the UK’s largest franchised off-licence and convenience chain, offering excellent wholesale terms, exceptional breadth of range, quality and value to its Franchisees and their customers. Conviviality Retail operates 624 stores (as at 26 April 2015) predominantly trading under the Bargain Booze, Bargain Booze Select Convenience and Wine Rack brands. In the 52 weeks ended 26 April 2015 Conviviality Retail reported revenues of £364.1m and profit before tax and exceptional items of £9.7m. Matthew Clark Matthew Clark is the UK’s largest independent alcohol wholesaler and distributor to the on-trade drinks sector, generating more annual revenue than the aggregate of its seven largest independent drinks wholesaling competitors, and delivers to approximately 17,000 on-trade premises each year. Matthew Clark delivered over 48 million bottles of wine, 22 million bottles of spirits, 171 million pints of beer and 16 million bottles of cider in the year to February 2015. For the year ended 28 February 2015, Matthew Clark generated revenues of £811.2m and adjusted EBITDA of £25.3m.
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Crewe, GB
Size (employees)
2,640 (est)+21%
Conviviality was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Crewe, GB
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Conviviality Office Locations

Conviviality has an office in Crewe
Crewe, GB (HQ)
Crewe Rd
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Conviviality Financials and Metrics

Conviviality Revenue

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Conviviality's revenue was reported to be £1.56 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

1.6 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

207.1 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

18.4 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

35.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

27.9 m

Cash (30-Apr-2017)

10.4 m


744.6 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


94.9 m358.9 k341.7 m356.6 m371.2 m380.7 m395.3 m371.8 m355.7 m364.1 m841 m1.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

88.2 m332.3 k314.6 m327.7 m339.2 m349.1 m362.7 m340.1 m323 m327.1 m739.8 m1.4 b

Gross profit

6.7 m26.6 k27.2 m28.9 m31.9 m31.6 m32.6 m31.7 m32.8 m37 m101.2 m207.1 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


3.5 m11.7 k12.8 m22 m18.4 m11.1 m617 k12.3 m10 m1.2 m9.5 m10.4 m

Accounts Receivable

30.4 m31.9 k32 m32.8 m30.7 m34.1 m30.6 m28.7 m29.2 m30.5 m136.3 m191.3 m


14.7 m15.8 k18.8 m12.9 m10.6 m11.9 m14.2 m13.5 m11.8 m12.4 m61.8 m93.8 m

Current Assets

50.9 m60.4 k64.3 m68.7 m61.1 m59.8 m48.6 m55.7 m53.6 m47.2 m224.5 m325.3 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(922 k)(1.4 k)(1.7 m)(511 k)3.6 m1.6 m1.4 m4.8 m3.5 m7 m5.3 m18.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

10.2 m15.3 k8.8 m23.9 m18.4 m12 m1.2 m18.5 m6 m9.8 m21.8 m64.7 m

Dividends Paid

1 m1.3 m5.3 m7.4 m

Cash From Financing Activities

64.6 m(1.8 k)(2.2 m)(9.9 m)(17.5 m)(13.5 m)(6.5 m)(5.3 m)(5 m)(5.2 m)219.2 m22.4 m
GBPY, 2017


21.1 x


26.7 x


11.5 x


710.4 k


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3 x
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Conviviality News and Updates

Bestway snaps up Bargain Booze in £7.5m deal for Conviviality retail arm

Bestway Wholesale is primed to snap up the retail divisions of collapsed drinks company Conviviality. The division, which comprises high street wine retailers Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and WS Retail, is being sold to the company in a £7.5m deal, Sky News first reported. An o…

Conviviality runs short as C&C gets bargain booze

There's been nothing convivial about the implosion of Conviviality, where the sheer speed of its meltdown to the brink of administration raises questions about governance and boardroom competence. The sale of its wholesale businesses, Matthew Clark and Bibendum, to C&C, the owner of Magners, …
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