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TescoGate will see end to "dodgy practices" and a reformed grocery sector, predict analysts

Published:  17 October, 2014

The grocery retail sector will never be the same again in the wake of the TescoGate accounting scandal now the lid has been lifted over supermarket and supplier relations.

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TescoGate Special Report: how will retailers and suppliers work together in the future

Published:  17 October, 2014

Leading analysts and trade experts are divided over whether the Tesco accounting scandal will have ramifications for the wider trade. Some say there will be "no change whatsoever" in the retail landscape, while others say the change will be "seismic".

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 October, 2014

In a week where the wine trade was rocked by the suspension of Tesco's wine boss Dan Jago, much of the focus has been on the supermarket. In case you missed any of the headlines on harpers.co.uk, check out our review of the top online and financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion pieces.

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TescoGate: Supermarket is rudderless and 'fighting fires' in wake of suspensions

Published:  17 October, 2014

The suspension of Dan Jago, head of wine, and seven other directors at Tesco has left the retailer rudderless and "fighting fires" as it heads into Christmas and the busiest trading period of the year.

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Lock Stock's Guy Ritchie links up with David Beckham to make Haig whisky TV advert

Published:  17 October, 2014

Guy Ritchie, the UK film director behind Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director and the recent Sherlock Holmes film series, has linked up with David Beckham to make the first TV advert for his new Haig Club whisky.

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Carlsberg ramps ups executive team with on and off-trade sales directors

Published:  17 October, 2014

Carlsberg UK has ramped up its executive team with the appointment of two new sales director roles to manage the brewery's on-trade and off-trade operations, freeing up James Lousada to concentrate fully on his role as chief executive.

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Leading suppliers take the initiative to promote Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  16 October, 2014

 

Leading suppliers to the independent merchant sector are working with Harpers to promote the steps they are taking to improve their level of service and offer to independent retailers across the country.

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US and European wine regions step up campaign to protect online wine names

Published:  16 October, 2014

American winemakers were joined by their counterparts from Champagne at a conference on deregulating internet domain names in an effort to boost awareness of how weaker controls would negatively impact the wine business.

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RumFest attracts industry's biggest names to London's two day event

Published:  16 October, 2014

 

Last weekend's RumFest event in London saw rum fans from across the UK join some of the industry's biggest names in a two day celebration of all things rum.

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Diageo Q1 sales down, but hopes for full year growth

Published:  16 October, 2014

Spirits giant Diageo's first quarter organic net sales were down 1.5% thanks to weak emerging markets, the firm has said.

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Bordeaux to launch first global marketing campaign to address falling sales

Published:  16 October, 2014

The Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) is launching its first global marketing campaign to help counter falls in sales by both volume and value. Its seven priority markets - China, USA, UK, Japan, Germany,  Belgium and France - will soon be flooded with new atmospheric images drawn up by leading British advertising agency, Isobel.

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Warm September boosts on-trade sales, says Coffer Peach data

Published:  16 October, 2014

September's Indian summer boosted the fortunes of restaurant and pub groups as like for like sales increased 2.2% on the same month in 213, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

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Pernod Ricard unveils marketing campaigns for Jameson, Chivas and Brancott Estate

Published:  16 October, 2014

Pernod Ricard's Jameson, Chivas Regal and Brancott Estate brands will be receiving a major boost with the launch of separate marketing campaigns this autumn.

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More Americans turning to wine, says Wine Intelligence

Published:  15 October, 2014

More Americans than ever are drinking wine on a regular basis, with those consuming wine at least once a month having increased by 40% to 91 million in the past five years.

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Advocaat brand Warninks launches new liqueur

Published:  15 October, 2014
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TescoGate analysis: What next for suppliers and grocery multiples

Published:  15 October, 2014

Wine suppliers call for clarity over where multiples are headed next, as the Tesco scandal claims its first wine executive.

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TescoGate latest: Suppliers reel from Jago suspension

Published:  15 October, 2014

Tesco wine suppliers are reeling and calling for steps to be taken to bring confidence back to the supply base following the news that global BWS director Dan Jago has been suspended.

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Diageo's Parrot Bay rum ad 'appeals to children' says ASA

Published:  15 October, 2014

Diageo's latest TV ad for rum brand Parrot Bay has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which deemed it to be irresponsible as it appealed to children and breached the code. The advert must not appear again in its current form.

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English wine industry reaches 'historic turning point'

Published:  14 October, 2014

The English wine industry has reached an "historic turning point" says the head of one of the country's most-respected estates.

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Tesco's Dan Jago suspended as investigation into £250m profit overstatement continues

Published:  14 October, 2014

Dan Jago, Tesco's global head of wine, beer and spirits, has been suspended along with two other directors as the investigation into the £250 million accounting blackhole at the retailer continues.

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