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Tesco and Morrisons stocks rate of return declines by around 30%

Published:  19 August, 2014

Both Tesco (LSE:TSCO) and Morrisons (LSE: MRW) stocks rate of return have declined by nearly 30% over the past year, further signalling the challenges that middle priced grocery chains are facing in the supermarket price wars.

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Morrisons first supermarket to launch new green wine closure

Published:  19 August, 2014

Morrisons has become the first major UK retailer to use the environmentally friendly GL closure - which employs 64% less aluminium - on its own brand Soave wine.

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'Normal' vintage kicks off in Spain as government moves to curb last year's excess

Published:  19 August, 2014

The first grapes of the 2014 crop are being harvested in Spain, with winemakers predicting a "normal" sized vintage of between 42 and 45 million hectolitres.

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Chile's Santa Carolina switches from Percy Fox to Ehrmanns

Published:  19 August, 2014

Chilean wine brand Santa Carolina has ditched Diageo-owned distributor Percy Fox in favour of Ehrmanns in order to boost UK sales across all channels.

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Liberty Wines adds Australian Tempranillo to portfolio

Published:  19 August, 2014

Liberty Wines has added Australia's La Linea to its portfolio, which managing director David Gleave MW says demonstrates the potential for Tempranillo in the Adelaide Hills.

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Bordeaux's 2014 wine harvest to be up 50% on last year

Published:  18 August, 2014

Bordeaux's upcoming wine grape harvest should see a return to normal for the region, with forecasts placing it as coming in at 5.6 million hectolitres. 

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Constellation Brands to buy Casa Noble Tequila to grow spirits offering

Published:  18 August, 2014

Constellation Brands announced last week its plans to acquire the Casa Noble Holdings tequila brands

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Alliance Wine adds Celler del Roure to wine list

Published:  18 August, 2014

Alliance Wine has boosted its Spanish portfolio with the addition of boutique Valencian producer Celler del Roure.

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Bottle Green's on-trade arm toasts busiest month to date

Published:  18 August, 2014

Bottle Green Wines' sales have risen 15% year-on-year to July, as the company took the biggest ever number of orders from the on-trade to date.

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South Africa's Kleine Zalze takes on new cellarmaster

Published:  18 August, 2014
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Most wine industry's challenges are no different to other sectors, says economist Mike Veseth

Published:  15 August, 2014

Mike Veseth, the celebrated US wine economist and blogger, has dismissed the idea that the dynamics of the wine industry are different to the challenges faced by other business sectors.

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

Published:  15 August, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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One more day to register for Benevolent Fantasy Football League

Published:  15 August, 2014

The countdown to the start of the new English Premier League season is well and truly on. Which means there is only a day left to get your thinking caps on and enter the new Benevolent Fantasy Football League, have some fun, compete against friends (and soon to be foes) and raise some money for the drinks charity along the way.

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Tom Conran to open a 12-month pop-up in Notting Hill

Published:  15 August, 2014

 

 

Tom Conran  is opening up a 12-month pop-up restaurant in London's Notting Hill on the former site of his Tom's Deli.

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Bowmore and Glenmorangie both raise a dram to increased profits and sales

Published:  15 August, 2014

Morrison Bowmore Distillers, a subsidiary of Beam Suntory, and Glenmorangie Company, part of LVMH, both saw sales and profits grow last year, only further confirming the "hot" streak that whisky is currently having

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EU and US sanctions unlikely to harm the Russian Vodka industry

Published:  14 August, 2014
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Stowfords Press introduces new look to push premium cider image

Published:  14 August, 2014

Leading cider brand, Stowford Press, has gone through a re-design to push more its premium credentials and focus in on the the traditional cider press image on the label which it hopes will reinforce its heritage and provenance.

 

 

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Echo Falls links up with British fashion designer for new limited edition range

Published:  14 August, 2014

Accolade Wines has introduced two new limited edition bottle designs for its leading Echo Falls wine brand that have been created by top British fashion designer, Holly Fulton.

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'Tired' 3-litre bag-in-box wines in long term decline

Published:  14 August, 2014

Three-litre bag in box wines are in long term decline - they plummeted 14.6% in the last year - with consumers being put off by high prices.

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Top Champagne brands buck decline as sales grow 9%

Published:  14 August, 2014

The top eight Champagne brands are bucking falling sales in the off-trade, as collective sales have grown by 9% in the last year.

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