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Casella set to buy Peter Lehmann Wines

Published:  13 November, 2014

Two major players of the Australian wine world are to come together as Casella Family Brands, owners of Yellow Tail, plans to buy Peter Lehmann Wines.

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Hangingditch to attract 500 guests to Manchester Cathedral for annual wine fair

Published:  12 November, 2014

Hangingditch, the leading Manchester independent wine merchant, is expecting up to 500 guests to attend its annual consumer wine fair on Friday which also offers live classical musical and operatic singing in the impressive backdrop of the Manchester Cathedral.

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Government ministers to set out misuse strategies at Alcohol Concern conference

Published:  12 November, 2014

Alcohol Concern has lined up a strong panel of front bench MPs and ministers to speak at its annual conference next week which will be held under the theme "Taking back our health and high streets".

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Consumers win in UK supermarket wars as discounters continue to expand

Published:  12 November, 2014

Consumers are coming out ahead as the UK supermarket wars rage on and another discounter commits to expansion in the UK's highly competitive retail market.

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Tesco bolsters wine team as it looks to improve quality and customer focus

Published:  12 November, 2014

Tesco has boosted its wine team with the addition of an assistant buyer and quality manager.

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Conviviality Retail to expand into Scotland

Published:  12 November, 2014

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack brands, has revealed plans to expand into Scotland with its half-yearly trading update broadly in line with last year.

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London on-trade sees October sales up 4.1%

Published:  12 November, 2014

London bar and restaurant chains have seen like for like sales up 4.1% in October, while outside the capital managed operators are ramping up new site openings.

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Sainsbury's profits drop due to 'once-in-a-generation' shifts in retail sector

Published:  12 November, 2014

Sainsbury's half-yearly results show the company's underlying profits dropped 6.3% to £375 million, the worst performance in over a decade for the company.

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ProWein launches new Asia show in Singapore from 2016 to support its Chinese exhibition

Published:  11 November, 2014

 

ProWein is to hold a new exhibition in Singapore in April 2016 to support its already established ProWine China event in Shanghai.

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China's Singles Day online spend surpasses $2 billion in first hour

Published:  11 November, 2014

China's Singles Day is the world's largest online shopping day of the year and today it smashed online spending records yet again hitting more than $2 billion spent online in the first hour.

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Oddbins Ayo Akintola in his own words: Majestic is 'screwing' suppliers

Published:  11 November, 2014

Oddbins managing director Ayo Akintola describes Majestic's recent demand from suppliers for financial support for its new warehouse as "one of the shabbiest business decisions" in the past couple of decades in the UK wine industry. Here, in his own words, he responds to its actions:

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Oddbins chief slams Majestic's supplier demands as 'morally repugnant'

Published:  11 November, 2014

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola has ended 25 years of cordial relations with rival retailer Majestic in a hard-hitting comment for Harpers.co.uk in which he accuses the firm of "morally repugnant" and "shabby" behaviour after it called on suppliers to fund a new warehouse.

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Amathus opens fourth London store in Shoreditch

Published:  11 November, 2014

Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus is opening a fourth London store, this time in Shoreditch, after buying the City Beverage Company business.

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Bordeaux's fine wine market ripe for recovery, says Liv-ex chief

Published:  11 November, 2014

Four years of falling prices have brought the Bordeaux market to its "lowest ebb since the early 1970s", meaning now is a good time to enter the market.

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Ten things you need to know about Bibendum PLB

Published:  11 November, 2014

It's been billed as one of the biggest deals of the century, but what do you need to know about the Bibendum takeover of PLB and what it means for the trade?

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TescoGate: UK investors could join US shareholders and fire legal action against senior chiefs

Published:  10 November, 2014

Tesco UK and European investors could join US shareholders in taking legal action against the beleaguered retail chain in the wake of its £263 million overstatement of profits.

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Going out to the pub is top leisure activity says Carlsberg study

Published:  10 November, 2014

Going to the pub is still the number one leisure activity, according to the findings of a consumer poll of some 1,800 people.

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Treasury Wine Estates 'extremely difficult' decision to close Ryecroft winery

Published:  10 November, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates has made the "extremely difficult" decision to close its Ryecroft winery in McLaren Vale in South Australia.

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Les Dauphins looks to raise money for BBC Children in Need

Published:  10 November, 2014

Les Dauphins, the French wine brand, is linking up with the BBC Good Food Show to help raise money for the BBC Children in Need appeal at this weekend's event.

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London's property market 'brutal' for expanding wine independents

Published:  10 November, 2014

London's independent wine merchants and restaurateurs say finding new locations is "extremely challenging", given intense competition from established operators.

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