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Consumers eat out more but spend less

Published:  24 July, 2012

Consumers are eating out more often now than at any time in the past two years, but they're spending less, according to a consumer survey from Horizons.

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Rémy Cointreau buys Islay distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million

Published:  24 July, 2012

Rémy Cointreau UK has signed a deal to buy Islay Scotch whisky distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million.

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Treasury and Accolade join forces on wine packaging

Published:  24 July, 2012

Two of Australia's biggest wine companies Treasury Wine Estates and Accolade Wines have joined forces on the packing front to "increase efficiencies".

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Bibendum poaches Waitrose's Andrew Shaw as head of buying

Published:  23 July, 2012

Bibendum has appointed Waitrose's wine buying manager Andrew Shaw as its new head of buying.

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2012

Non-executive director Paul Rayner is set to become Treasury Wine Estate's new chairman from September 1...

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Off-trade wine sales plummet

Published:  23 July, 2012

Sales of wine in the off-trade have plummeted by 27 million bottles and spirits the equivalent of six million, according to Harpers' sister publication the Grocer's Biggest Alcohol Brands report.

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Mixed day for sterling on Friday

Published:  23 July, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day on Friday reaching fresh highs against the euro of €1.2865/£1 but weakened against the US dollar after the bailout of the Spanish banking sector was confirmed during the Euro group meetings.

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Scotch whisky industry legally challenges minimum pricing of alcohol

Published:  20 July, 2012

The Scotch Whisky Association is taking action in Europe and the UK against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing legislation, saying it will "artificially distort trade".

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Sterling had strong week against euro

Published:  20 July, 2012

Sterlinghad a strong week against the euro reaching fresh highs of €1.2830/£1 as fears surrounding the Eurozone were once again at the forefront of traders' minds.

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Halfwine.com sees rapid sales growth

Published:  20 July, 2012

Halfwine, the website specialising in selling 37.5cl bottles, has seen sales growth of 37% in the first quarter of 2012.

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Oversupply pressures ease following reduced harvests around the world

Published:  19 July, 2012

 

Global wine stocks are at their lowest point of the past decade, thanks to below-scale harvests in many of the major wine-producing regions, as well as rising grape and bulk wine prices, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly.

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Alcohol industry doesn't deserve 'brownie points' for Responsibility Deal, says Health Committee

Published:  19 July, 2012

The drinks industry doesn't deserve "brownie points" for signing up to the Responsibility Deal, says the chair of the Health Select Committee.

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First Drinks Market Report: part two, the off-trade

Published:  19 July, 2012

In the second instalment of the First Drinks Market Report, Harpers gets to grips with the off-trade channel and explores...

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Joan Torrents quits Mitchells & Butlers for Enotria as head of wine buying

Published:  18 July, 2012

Enotria has poached Joan Torrents from Mitchells & Butlers to head up its wine buying operation.

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12x75 launches online fine wine search service

Published:  18 July, 2012

12x75.com has started up its own online fine wine searcher service.

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Sterling hit by lower Consumer Price Index figures

Published:  18 July, 2012

Sterling faces a knock back as latest Consumer Price Index lowers City expectations.

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Michael Cox named Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners

Published:  18 July, 2012

Michael Cox, the UK and European head of Wines of Chile, has become the 518th Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners for the year ahead.

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New ad campaign for Bacardi

Published:  17 July, 2012

Bacardi has launched a new advertising campaign celebrating its 150th anniversary as part of its £20m marketing spend for 2012.

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Tesco lists first wine after Dragons' Den initiative at LIWF

Published:  17 July, 2012

Tesco has commended innovation as it lists its first wine on the back of its Dragons' Den-style initiative at London International Wine Fair.

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Sterling reached 3.5 year highs yesterday against euro

Published:  17 July, 2012

Sterling had a strong day yesterday reaching fresh 3.5 year highs of €1.2765/£1 against the euro while performing relatively well against the majority of other currencies despite the IMF downgrading the UK's growth forecast in 2012 from 0.8% to 0.2%.

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