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Conviviality Retail signs franchise deal for GT stores to push its c-store off-licence model

Published:  26 February, 2015

Conviviality Retail has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with award winning East Anglian-based convenience retailer, Jonathan James to run 35 franchise stores. 

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Soul Tree exceeds crowdfunding target to boost its Indian wine business

Published:  25 February, 2015

Indian wine producer Soul Tree has raised more than £388,000 through crowdfunding, which it says will help it put Indian wines on the map.

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Champagne Jayne supporters launch fundraising effort to pay legal fees

Published:  25 February, 2015

 

Supporters of Jayne Powell, better known as Champagne Jayne, have started a fundraising effort to help pay her legal fees in her on-going legal dispute with the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).

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Online and c-store shopping will drive global wine sales says ProWein and Wine Intelligence

Published:  25 February, 2015

Online and convenience shopping will be the two key channels that wine companies and prducers will have to target in the future in the major global wine markets, according to new research from ProWein and Wine Intelligence. 

 

 

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Ex-Tesco director David Potts named as new Morrisons chief executive

Published:  25 February, 2015

Morrisons has named former Tesco director, David Potts, as its new chief executive following weeks of speculation of who would succeed Dalton Phillips who announced he was stepping down in January.

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Restaurant and bar owners confident about future says news CGA Peach study

Published:  25 February, 2015

Up to 90% of pub, bar and restaurant owners are optimistic about their businesses in the year ahead despite ongoing concerns about staff costs and finding a niche in the market, according to latest research from CGA Peach.

 

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March for Indies: 10 ways to boost sales and business through Twitter

Published:  25 February, 2015

Twittter is no longer just a way to communicate, keep in touch and build your audience, it can also really help to drive sales and bring new and existing customers to your business.

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Independent wine merchants urged to appeal soaring business rates in hardest hit areas

Published:  24 February, 2015

Independent wine merchants and high street retailers are being urged to appeal soaring business rates before a March 31 deadline that will set new rates until 2017.

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New Zealand wineries award first scholarship to UK MW student

Published:  24 February, 2015

A group of artisan wine producers in New Zealand have awarded their first MW scholarship to a UK-based wine writer.

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Australia needs a strategy that speaks for all its wine industry says Wine Business Solutions

Published:  24 February, 2015

The quickest way for the Australian wine industry to achieve the effective and lasting changes it seeks is to implement a strategy that does not just speak for the big corporations, but works for all levels, according to leading research body Wine Business Solutions.

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Matthew Clark brings in 30 new producers to meet market and customer demands

Published:  24 February, 2015

 

 

Trade visitors to Matthew Clark's #WhyWeLoveWine event next week will have the chance to taste over 30 new producers that have been taken on by the wholesaler

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Hospitality and off-licence sectors throw weight behind Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  24 February, 2015

The hospitality and multiple off-licence sectors are throwing their support behind the trade's Drop The Duty campaign, as new research from CGA highlights the importance of wine and spirit sales to the UK on-trade.

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Coravin takes on Nespresso boss as new chief executive to lead expansion

Published:  24 February, 2015

Coravin, the pioneering wine access system which allows you to pour wine from a bottle without removing the cork, has appointed former Nespresso boss Frédéric Levy as its new chief executive to lead its ambitious expansion plans in to new markets.

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George Clooney hopes to make a star out of his Casamigos premium tequila in the UK

Published:  23 February, 2015

 

George Clooney is the latest A list star to launch his own drink in to the UK as he looks to make a name for his ultra-premium tequila, Casamigos.

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England and New Zealand sparkling wines go head to head in a "Battle of the Bubbles"

Published:  23 February, 2015

Competition between English and New Zealand sparkling wine came to a head last week as the two countries tied in a blind-tasting organised to coincide with the Cricket World Cup.

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Burgundy MSC students romp home in "Oenology Challenge" with Plumpton College

Published:  23 February, 2015

MSC students at Burgundy's School of Wine & Spirts came out top last week in an "Oenology Challenge" competition with winemaking students at Plumpton College.

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How video will be the norm in wine marketing within three years says Matthew Dickinson

Published:  23 February, 2015

Following last week's web video masterclass and seminar hosted by Google and YouTube for members of the UK wine trade and students from Burgundy's School of Wine Business, wine consultant Matthew Dickinson gives his personal summary and looks at how video is going to change the way the wine industry communicates.

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SITT tastings for independents come to Manchester and London

Published:  23 February, 2015

Independent wine merchants are flocking to Manchester's Old Trafford today for the start of the Specialist Independent Trade Tasting (SITT).

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CAMRA claims cut in beer duty has saved over 1,000 pubs and created 26,000 jobs

Published:  23 February, 2015

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) is calling on the government to cut the beer duty for the third year in a row as a report out today highlights the boost scrapping the duty escalator in last year's Budget has given the industry.

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March for Independents: Action Week 4 offers data and insights to help drive profits

Published:  23 February, 2015

As we enter the final Action Week of the March for the Independents campaign we turn the spotlight on the market trends, insights and data that will help independent wine merchants ensure they have the rights wines and spirits on shelf at the right price.

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