Majestic Wine has launched its “biggest-ever festive recruitment drive” and will be hiring 200 new colleagues ahead of Christmas.

The bricks-and-mortar wine specialist currently has a workforce of 1,400 and will be hiring for a combination of permanent positions and temporary festive roles as it gears up for the golden quarter.

The new roles include delivery drivers, sales assistants, assistant managers and trainee managers with other permanent roles available in the retailer’s stores in Crouch End, Chippenham, Monmouth and Christchurch - due to open ahead of Christmas.

This comes after the retailer reported its second-best Christmas in its 43-year history in 2022.

Majestic chief executive John Colley said: “Christmas is always an exciting and busy time for Majestic, and this year we are looking for more new colleagues than ever to come and join us. Our new team members will not only help us to deliver our biggest Christmas ever, but will play a key part in our ambitious growth plans for next year and beyond.

“During what are challenging economic times, we are proud to be investing in our stores, creating jobs and recruiting skilled, passionate colleagues – including those whose careers in retail may have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, cost-of-living crisis or redundancies.”