Administrators have been appointed for Conviviality Plc and Conviviality Brands Limited.
The move follows the sale yesterday of Conviviality’s Matthew Clark Bibendum wholesale business to the C&C Group.
The administrators are Matthew Callaghan, Ian Green and David Baxendale of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In a statement, Conviviality said: “No other companies in the group have had administrators appointed and such other companies continue to trade.
“The company continues to engage with parties interested in its retail business, which trades under the names of Bargain Booze, Bargain Booze Select Convenience, Wine Rack and Central Convenience.”
The retail business includes 370 franchisees and 716 shops.