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Dan Jago was "never suspended" from the business says Tesco

Published:  05 March, 2015

Tesco has confirmed to Harpers.co.uk that Dan Jago, who is returning to the business on March 9, was never actually suspended from the company, but asked to "step aside".

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Brown Forman Q3 rise in profits driven by Jack Daniel's and premium whiskey growth

Published:  05 March, 2015

Brown Forman's reported underlying net sales grew by 5% and operating income increased by 7% for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 ending on January 31, 2015, despite the headwinds of a strengthening US dollar and unfavourable foreign exchange.

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Loire wine exports to the UK sees further growth

Published:  05 March, 2015

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Shifting retail landscape likely to benefit independents, Wilson says

Published:  05 March, 2015

Shifts expected in the off-trade over the next 12 months are likely to create a "huge opportunity" for independent merchants, according to Tim Wilson of the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Quintessential buys French spirits producer Lafragette & Legier

Published:  04 March, 2015

 

Quintessential Brands Group, whose spirits portfolio include Greenalls Original London Dry Gin, Berkeley Square Gin and Bloom Gin, has today acquired the French spirits producer Lafragette & Legier SA (L&L) from French American Vintners, part of the US-based Kopf Group.

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Independents join forces and debate key issues at Harpers business conference

Published:  04 March, 2015

Independent wine merchants gathered in London yesterday at a conference organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit which put the spotlight firmly on the big issues facing the sector.

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Origin Wine spearheads new campaign to get more wines bottled in South Africa

Published:  04 March, 2015

South Africa is set to increase its exports of bottled wine next year, following a change in the quota of duty free wine that is allowed to be exported to the EU as from 2016. In a campaign spearheaded by Origin Wines, one of South Africa's biggest exporters, other producers are being urged to switch to bottling to take advantage of the new allowances.

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M Restaurants to celebrate World Malbec Day with mini vineyard in the City of London

Published:  04 March, 2015

M Restaurants, set up by former Gaucho managing director, Martin Williams, at the end of last year, is to celebrate World Malbec Day next month by creating a mini Malbec vineyard outside its venue in the City of London.

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Distell new range targets on-trade

Published:  04 March, 2015

South African wine company Distell has launched its limited edition Nederburg Heritage Heroes range into the UK as it pushes its on-trade business.

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Wine Treasury to distribute US based Terlato Wines in the UK

Published:  03 March, 2015

Wine Treasury a London-based speciality wine importer has added Terlato Wine brands Rutherford Hill from Napa Valley and Grace Lane from Washington state to its portfolio.

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Anivin announces its ambassador wines for 2015

Published:  03 March, 2015

Anivin de France, the organisation responsible for promoting Vin de France Wines, has announced 112 'ambassador' wines for 2015.

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Oz Clarke's new book tells the history of wine in 100 bottles

Published:  03 March, 2015

TV's favourite wine critic, Oz Clarke, has released a new book which sets out what it is all about in the title: The History of Wine in 100 Bottles.

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Harpers independents' poll reveals growing split between performance of UK wine merchants

Published:  03 March, 2015

There is a growing split between the scale, performance and growth of the country's independent wine merchants, according to an exclusive poll conducted for Harpers March for the Independents conference being held today in London.

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Despite major shift in grocery retail, shopper behaviour remains unchanged

Published:  03 March, 2015

Drastic changes in the supermarket retail environment last year were primarily due to price deflation rather than a change in shopper behaviour, a new report from Kantar Worldpanel has claimed.

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French vineyard attracts Seedrs highest number of crowdfunding investors

Published:  02 March, 2015

A French vineyard that launched a crowdfunding campaign has already attracted the record number of investors.

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TescoGate: Retailer urges staff to report misconduct as it launches new code of conduct

Published:  02 March, 2015

Tesco has launched a new code of conduct for staff, according to Harpers' sister title The Grocer.

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Les Dauphins hopes to promote niche areas of the Rhône to mass wine consumers

Published:  02 March, 2015

 

French wine brand, Les Dauphins, hopes to expand consumer's knowledge of the Rhône by launching three new wines promoting three local villages in the Côtes du Rhône region - Puyméras, Visan and St Maurice.

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Bibendum launches wine keg range as demand grows in on-trade

Published:  02 March, 2015

On-trade supplier Bibendum Wine Ltd has launched a range of wines in kegs which it says will meet a growing demand.

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Diageo completes Don Julio Tequila acquisition

Published:  02 March, 2015

Last week Diageo completed the full acquisition and control over Tequila Don Julio from Jose Cuervo in exchange for Bushmills Irish whiskey brand.

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Treasury mulls sale of Australian bottling and winery processing facilities

Published:  02 March, 2015

Treasury Wine Estate is considering selling some of its wine processing infrastructure in Australia to free up resources to invest in its brands.

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