Who does KPMG think they are retailing against local businesses. Are they trying to put locals out of business?
The Papillon stock, or to be technically correct, the Parbind stock, was never purchased as a retail item. Some was brought in for the Vaughan Johnson store in Essex Street. The majority was meant to be distributed into the trade which in turn would sell it. No small retailer would be in a position import this quantity of wine and retail it at these prices. It is grossly unfair that a liquidator would be allowed to take stock (for free) and sell it in this fashion. This is not the same as an auction in an old warehouse down at the docks. This is direct competition with many small retailers who have spent years building up legitimate businesses. KPMG should be ashamed of themselves.
KPMG would go bust themselves if they imported this quantity of these wines for sale at these prices.
Then KPMG says CASH ONLY. How many legit retailers could, or would, get away with that?
Besides, it is highly irresponsible towards the safety of their staff to advertise a cash only retail operation.
The KPMG Pop Up Wine Store is something that shouldn't be allowed a licence. Here today and gone tomorrow is irresponsible. Retailing of alcohol should be treated with a great deal more respect.
Why Stillorgan? Well, that's the neck of the woods where people buy wine. This sale of thousands of cases of wine is a targeted campaign where the only aim is to raise cash to pay off The Revenue Commissioners. The wine on sale was made by small wineries who were not paid at all. Revenue should be ashamed of itself. The liquidator here is targeting sales of alcohol so that Revenue can get its hands on the money. The small growers all over the world who made this wine will be left high and dry. KPMG should be ashamed of itself.
Finally, responsible selling of alcohol is being flouted here. Just when the Minister for Justice has forced the retail trade of Ireland to sell all alcohol in a responsible manner KPMG comes along and retails thousands of cases of wine at unreal prices by staff who know nothing about the product at all - just so long as its CASH ONLY.