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Tesco's Laura Jewell hits out at suppliers that fail to understand how multiples operate

Published:  30 May, 2014

Laura Jewell MW, head of Tesco's wine development team, has hit out at suppliers that fail to understand the needs of major retailers.

 

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  30 May, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Own-label Champagne sales lose their fizz says Lanson research

Published:  30 May, 2014

Retailer and own-label Champagne brands have plummeted 16% by value according to the latest category report from Champagne house Lanson.

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Berry Bros switches distribution of King's Ginger and Pink Pigeon rum to Mangrove

Published:  30 May, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd has decided to switch the UK distribution of The King's Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from Cask Liquid Marketing to Mangrove, the specialist spirits company. The brands move over on June 1.

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Key debates and seminars at London Wine Fair

Published:  30 May, 2014

The London Wine Fair promises more seminars and debates than ever before. Here we pick out our highlights:

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Retail sales figures show continued growth, but food and drink sector still struggling

Published:  29 May, 2014

Retail sales showed steady growth for the sixth consecutive month in the year to May according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest figures.

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Comic Relief to stop investing in alcohol companies following independent review

Published:  29 May, 2014

Comic Relief has taken the decision to stop investing fundraising money in alcoholic drinks companies in a move that could lose the charity £1 million a year.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  29 May, 2014
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Buckingham Schenk adds Saint Emilion's Malet Roquefort to portfolio

Published:  29 May, 2014
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France dominates the Sommelier Wine Awards 2014

Published:  29 May, 2014

France took home a total of 366 medals and commendations in this year's Sommelier Wine Awards, with nearly 100 more accolades than the runner up Italy, which took home 267.

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Hardys launches direct-to-consumer online wine store

Published:  29 May, 2014

Accolade owned wine brand Hardys is getting into direct-to-consumer sales with the launch of its 1853 Club, dedicated to online sales of its more premium wines.

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Bibendum boosts Australian range with Rathbone Wine Group

Published:  29 May, 2014

Bibendum Wine has beefed up its Australian portfolio with the addition of three new Australian wineries  following a partnership with Rathbone Wine Group.

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Generation Y confused by wine category

Published:  29 May, 2014

Young people aged 18 - 34 - the so-called Generation Y -  may consider themselves to be tech savvy and confident, but when it comes to choosing and buying wine they remain confused and intimidated by the category.

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Bulk wine prices rocked by Chilean frosts, Californian droughts and a taste for French fruity wines

Published:  28 May, 2014

Frosts in Chile, droughts in California and the Languedoc and the boom in fruit-flavoured wines in France is having a knock-on effect on bulk wine prices, according to the latest data from Murphy Wine Company.

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Heather Dougherty to be chairman of the Association of Wine Educators

Published:  28 May, 2014

Heather Dougherty has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Wine Educators.

 

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Chris Porter's "Around the Grounds" challenge raises £30,000 for The Benevolent

Published:  28 May, 2014

Chris Porter, chairman of the Benevolent, hopes to have raised £30,000 for the drinks charity by successfully completing his "Around the Grounds" challenge to visit every one of the 91 football league grounds in the country across a two week period.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014 expecting record breaking visitors

Published:  28 May, 2014

The eighth Vinexpo Asia-Pacific kicked off yesterday with 1,300 exhibitors - making it the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, say organisers - who hope to welcome more than 17,000 visitors to the three-day show.

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Air New Zealand to help New Zealand Winegrowers promote wine tourism

Published:  28 May, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers has linked up with Air New Zealand in the hope of raising its profile as a key destination for wine tourism

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Echo Falls targets newcomers to wine category with fruity drinks

Published:  28 May, 2014

Californian wine brand Echo Falls is launching three new fruit-based wines in an effort to recruit new consumers and target its core 18-34 year-old female audience.

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Berry Bros & Rudd revamps Basingstoke wine store

Published:  28 May, 2014

Wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has revamped its Basingstoke Warehouse shop which will officially open later this week.

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