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Consumer confidence boosted by falling inflation

Published:  17 February, 2012

Although 2012 may be a "rollercoaster ride" for shoppers, falling inflation is beginning to boost consumer confidence, according to grocery insights company, IGD ShopperVista.

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Isabelle Legeron MW, launches natural wine fair, RAW

Published:  17 February, 2012

Isabelle Legeron MW, is launching an independent wine fair RAW, a two-day celebration featuring natural wines from around the world.

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Treasury Wine reports solid half year growth

Published:  17 February, 2012

Despite falling volumes and a drop in sales revenue, Treasury Wine Estates has reported solid growth in earnings in its half year results.

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Wemyss launches range of regional malts

Published:  17 February, 2012

Wemyss Malts has launched four single cask malt whiskies, as a celebration of the contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions.

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Champagne House makes own English sparkling wine

Published:  17 February, 2012

The owner of an established Grand Cru Champagne House has ventured this side of the Channel to produce his own sparkling wine from English grapes.

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Sterling strengthens against euro due to uncertainty over Greek bailout

Published:  17 February, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the euro, this week due to the uncertainty surrounding the Greek bailout package being approved before default day on March 20.

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Digital Wine Communications Conference announces key speakers

Published:  16 February, 2012

The Digital Wine Communications Conference in Izmir (Turkey) has announced its three keynote speakers.

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High profile experts gear up for Harpers' Champagne Summit

Published:  16 February, 2012

High profile panellists from the on and off-trade will join a host of suppliers and retailers at Harpers Wine and Spirit's 2012 Champagne Summit, taking place on February 28 at London's Chiswell street Dining Rooms.

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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar to open at London's County Hall

Published:  16 February, 2012

A specialist gin bar hosting 33 English gins, will be one of the attractions at Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, when it opens at London's County Hall, at the end of March.

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Strong first half results from South Africa's Distell

Published:  16 February, 2012

South African drinks firm Distell delivered strong first-half results, with revenue up 16% and operating profit up 22%.

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Strong half year for Pernod Ricard, despite 'softness' in Europe

Published:  16 February, 2012

French drinks giant Pernod Ricard posted half year net profits up 20% to €800 million, thanks to strong growth from emerging markets and biggest selling brands.

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Dorset wine merchant petitions for duty freeze

Published:  16 February, 2012

A prominent Dorset wine merchant has started an e-petition calling on the government to halt the duty escalator, as it is damaging small independents who can't compete with major multiples.

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Calling all indies: be part of our exclusive research

Published:  15 February, 2012

There's still time to take part in Harpers' Independent Retailer Survey and be part of a major study into the independent sector.

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Fine Wine Market Outlook, says market good for buyers

Published:  15 February, 2012

An overcorrection in the fine wine market in the second half of 2011 presents strong value buying opportunities, according to Fine Wine Market Outlook 2012.

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Strong opportunities for fine wine investment in 2012

Published:  15 February, 2012

The fine wine market is expected to grow by 10% in 2012, as strong value buying opportunities for buyers and investors emerge, says a global survey of the wine trade.

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Last chance to win Enomatic trial

Published:  15 February, 2012

Time is running out to be in with a chance of winning an enomatic machine on a trial basis for 12 weeks when you pre-register for this month's Specialist Importers Trade Tastings.

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PM calls for action on binge drinking 'scandal'

Published:  15 February, 2012

The Prime Mininster will call for drinks producers and retailers to do more to ensure alcohol is consumed responsibly in a hospital visit this morning.

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Inflation drops on beers, wine and spirits

Published:  15 February, 2012

The latest inflation figures show a much-improved picture for the drinks industry, and the trend is likely to continue through 2012, according to the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Trade reaction to Cameron's binge drinking statement

Published:  15 February, 2012

The Prime Minister's vow to ramp up the fight against binge drinking has sparked a mixed reaction from trade bodies.

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Sterling loses ground

Published:  15 February, 2012

Sterling lost ground when credit rating agency, Moody's, gave UK's AAA rating a negative outlook due to its exposure to the Euro zone debt crisis.

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