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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Morrisons Mark Jarman

Published:  24 December, 2014

Mark Jarman, head of wine operations at Morrisons, relives the retailer's award-winning year and predicts further success for sherry and South American wines.

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Drinks suppliers: Last chance to rate major retailers in our survey

Published:  23 December, 2014

2014 saw the drinks supply sector rocked by news of Tesco's accounting practices, and the subsequent suspension of the supermarket's BWS chief brought the scandal closer to home. We would like to find out how suppliers rate retailers across the board. 

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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Guy Woodward

Published:  23 December, 2014

Harpers columnist Guy Woodward is the latest in our line-up of key industry figures to share their thoughts on 2014 and their predictions for 2015 with you.

 

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Pinkster gin steps up expansion plans

Published:  23 December, 2014

Raspberry gin brand Pinkster has stepped up expansion plans after securing a six-figure sum in second-round financing from an angel investor.

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Wine app Vivino celebrates 100 millionth scan

Published:  23 December, 2014

Wine app Vivino is celebrating its 100 millionth wine bottle scan from one of its 7 million subscribers.

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Harpers.co.uk's 10 most popular stories of 2014

Published:  23 December, 2014

The most popular stories on Harpers.co.uk throughout 2014 cover everything from TescoGate to Bordeaux 2013 to BrewDog and Bibendum PLB.

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2014 Review and Hopes and fears for 2015: Concha y Toro's Simon Doyle

Published:  23 December, 2014

Simon Doyle, general manager or Concha y Toro UK, reflects on the growth of its key brands, and how to step up to deliver more in 2015.

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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Wines of South Africa's Jo Wehring

Published:  23 December, 2014

Jo Wehring, UK market manager for Wines of South Africa, is already gearing up for 2015's Cape Wine, saying the "energy" behind South Africa's wines just keeps growing

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Fresh inquiry into Tesco accounts as suppliers come under spotlight

Published:  22 December, 2014
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'Unfair': how 84% of Britons describe tax on Scotch whisky

Published:  22 December, 2014

More than eight out of 10 Britons find the 78% tax on Scotch whisky unfair, according to new research carried out by Censuswide on behalf of the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Prosecco sales rocket while still wine lags

Published:  22 December, 2014

Off-trade alcohol sales have risen 2.4% to £14 billion, with volumes up 0.8% - and Italian sparkler Prosecco has seen the most stunning increase of all, with values up 55% throughout 2014.

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Vinexpo makes changes to 2015 show

Published:  22 December, 2014

France's major wine and spirits show Vinexpo, has made changes to the 2015 exhibition to focus more on gastronomy, a bespoke meeting booking service and networking.

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Bibendum PLB makes 'small number' of redundancies

Published:  22 December, 2014

Bibendum PLB has restructured its buying, off-trade, marketing and technical teams in the wake of its October merger, resulting in a small number of redundancies, Harpers.co.uk has learned.

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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Robin Copestick

Published:  22 December, 2014

Robin Copestick, managing director of Copestick Murray, reflects on the vagaries of the grocery retail sector in 2014 and greater international collaboration for 2015.

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Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

Published:  19 December, 2014

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

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British drivers support lower drink-drive limit

Published:  19 December, 2014

Three quarters (74%) of UK drivers support a lower drink-drive limit, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line insurance.

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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Liv-ex's James Miles

Published:  19 December, 2014

James Miles, managing director of fine wine exchange Liv-ex, reflects on the "tough year" for fine wine that was 2014, and why he believes the Bordelais will offer more realistic prices in the coming year's en primeur campaign.

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Chief of the Week: Joe Wadsack, the BBC's Mr Booze

Published:  19 December, 2014

Hold on to your Santa hats, lock up your drinks cabinet and gird your loins for our Chief of the Week: Mr Joe Wadsack.

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Drinks industry 'vastly exceeds' target to remove 1bn units

Published:  19 December, 2014

The drinks industry has "vastly exceeded" its target to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the UK market two years ahead of schedule, a report from the Department of Health has confirmed.

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Andrew Shaw to head up Bibendum PLB's new buying team

Published:  19 December, 2014

Andrew Shaw is to head up  Bibendum PLB's new joint buying team to work across all trading companies of the business - Bibendum, PLB and Walker and Wodehouse.

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