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Still wine swipes the Christmas sales crown

Published:  11 January, 2018

Still wine has emerged as the surprising winner of the wine aisle across the all-important Christmas season, with sales finally back in growth and outperforming Prosecco for the first time in several years.


Meet the buyers: Edward Gerard, Harrods

Published:  27 November, 2017

Harpers gets the lowdown from specialist retailer buyer Edward Gerard, buying manager for wines, spirits and cigars at Harrods


Doyle rejoins Bacardi to oversee 'potential' brands and travel retail

Published:  09 November, 2017

Bacardi has made a new appointment in its senior leadership team.


Jerry Lockspeiser: How to stop wine’s race to the bottom

Published:  24 October, 2017

Many years ago, one of the UK’s biggest retailers used Reverse eAuctions to source entry point wine from Eastern Europe. Their annual contract to supply fixed quantities of different wines was at stake. The volumes were huge. It was a thrilling but deflating experience.


Tesco resumes dividends following 7th consecutive quarter of growth

Published:  04 October, 2017

Tesco has offered up the firmest confirmation yet of its turnaround since the business was rocked by an infamous accounting scandal three years ago.


Champagne Lanson UK bolsters prestige retail division

Published:  28 September, 2017

Champagne Lanson has appointed Christopher Connell as a national account executive in its prestige retail division.


Channel crossing: A look at omnichannel retailing

Published:  05 September, 2017

Simon Jack looks at how retailers are keeping up with the demands of omnichannel fulfilment both in store and online


Co-operating with consumers

Published:  14 August, 2017

Hot on the heels of its membership scheme launch, the Co-op’s Simon Cairns talks to Angela Mount about an initiative involving customers in new product development


The psychology of selling

Published:  12 July, 2017

Think Indie, Drink Indie’s opening discussion explored ways in which merchants can best use merchandising, marketing and experiential events to maximise sales potential.


Think Indie, Drink Indie returns for a second year

Published:  29 June, 2017

A truly collaborative day was had by all at the second edition of Harpers’ Think Indie, Drink Indie event, which celebrates the UK’s thriving independent sector and also puts the needs of its business community at the centre of a daylong series of events.