The administrator of Oddbins has sold 37 stores and its assets to European Food Brokers, which trades as Whittall’s Wine Merchants.

Administrator Deloitte concluded the deal over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The deal includes the Oddbins business, but not the brand. It is thought another buyer is close to finalising a deal to buy the brand.

Whittall’s Wine Merchants claims to be the largest independent privately-owned wine retailer in the UK.

The remainder of the chain’s 89 stores also remain up for sale.

Lee Manning, joint administrator and partner at Deloitte, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this sale and confirm the securing of 200 jobs.  We are currently engaged in a range of discussions regarding the sale of the remaining 48 open stores and are confident of an imminent deal.” 

Oddbins fell into administration last month after its plans for a CVA were thwarted by creditors including HM Revenue & Customs.


Stores Sold

Stoke NewingtonChurch St, Stoke NewingtonLondon
Crouch EndCrouch Hill, Crouch EndLondon
Kentish TownKentish Town Road, LondonLondon
West End LaneWest End Lane, LondonLondon
KenningtonKennington Road, LondonLondon
West DulwichRosendale Road, West DulwichLondon
BlackheathTranquil Vale, BlackheathLondon
Northcote RoadNorthcote Road, ClaphamLondon
BalhamBalham High Road, LondonLondon
WandsworthArmoury Way, WandsworthLondon
PimlicoDenbigh Street , PimlicoLondon
ClaphamClapham High Street, LondonLondon
Earls CourtEarls Court Road, LondonLondon
South KensingtonOld Brompton Road, LondonLondon
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road, LondonLondon
PortobelloElgin Crescent, LondonLondon
BayswaterNotting Hill Gate , LondonLondon
ChiswickHigh Road, ChiswickLondon
St MargaretsSt Margarets Road, East TwickenhamLondon
London BridgeBridge Station, Borough High StLondon
Tunbridge WellsMount Pleasant, Tunbridge WellsSouth East
PooleSandbanks Road, ParkstoneSouth West
CliftonPrincess Victoria Street, Clifton (Bristol)South West
Little Clarendon StLittle Clarendon Street, OxfordOxford
Oxford High StreetHigh Street, OxfordOxford
Allerton RoadAllerton Road, LiverpoolLiverpool
ChorltonWilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-HardyManchester
Aberdeen CityBon Accord St , AberdeenScotland
RosemountRosemount Place , Rosemount, AberdeenScotland
BruntsfieldBruntsfield Place , EdinburghScotland
Queensferry StreetQueensferry Street , EdinburghScotland
Elm RowBrunswick Street , EdinburghScotland
Mitchell StreetMitchell Street, GlasgowScotland
HyndlandHyndland Road, GlasgowScotland
Charing CrossWoodlands Road, Charing CrossScotland
ShawlandsSkirving Street, ShawlandsScotland
Queens ParkVictoria Road, QueensparkScotland