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Pub and restaurants outperform retail sector

Published:  14 March, 2011

Pubs and restaurants are outperforming the retail sector, as February sales showed a 3.1% increase, against a backdrop of a 0.4% drop in overall retail sales.

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JD Wetherspoon extends contract with Retail Eyes

Published:  14 March, 2011

JD Wetherspoon has renewed its contract with the customer experience improvement specialist, Retail Eyes for a further two years.

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Sterling hits six week low against euro

Published:  14 March, 2011

Sterling hit a six week low against the euro and a three week low against the US dollar on Friday as markets began to push back expectations over interest rate hikes in the UK.

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NZ producers feeling optimistic as 2011 vintage begins

Published:  14 March, 2011

The 2011 New Zealand grape harvest is underway with producers feeling buoyed by a stronger than expected sales performance, however profitability remains an on-going concern.

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Health lobby slams government's drinks responsibility deal

Published:  14 March, 2011
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Oddbins issues holding statement from managing director Simon Baile

Published:  11 March, 2011

Oddbins has released a holding statement whilst it continues its restructuring plans:

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Complaints for irresponsible drinks marketing hits record low

Published:  11 March, 2011

Complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing have dropped to a record low, as the trade seeks advice in advance, according to the Portman Group.

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Harveys set out to revitalise sherry

Published:  11 March, 2011

Maxxium UK is hoping to encourage consumers to re-evaluate sherry with a new marketing push for Harveys.

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Austria Wines push by the glass sales

Published:  11 March, 2011

Austrian Wines is on a mission to boost by the glass sales with the launch of a national on-trade promotion.

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Sterling slips as interest rates kept on hold

Published:  11 March, 2011

Sterling slipped yesterday after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold at 0.5%.

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Oddbins future to be set today, March 11

Published:  11 March, 2011

Oddbins managing director Simon Baile has told Harpers Wine & Spirit the results of the strategic review will be revealed today, March 11.

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Oddbins looks to resurface after loss of 39 stores

Published:  11 March, 2011

Rival chains are running the rule over the Oddbins estate after the troubled company put 39 stores on the market and rumours continued to circulate about the remaining 89.

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Chilcas Estate rejoins Bibendum portfolio

Published:  10 March, 2011

Chilcas Estate has rejoined the Bibendum portfolio following a relaunch of the brand by owners VIA.

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Mixxit launches professional menu maker tool

Published:  10 March, 2011

Maxxium UK is rolling out an online drinks menu service that will be available for pubs and bars nationwide.

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Fragility in euro zone sees sterling creep up

Published:  10 March, 2011

Sterling crept up against the euro yesterday after the euro's recent rally ran out of steam due to concerns over fragility in the euro zone.

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Virgin Wines kicks off consumer tasting tour

Published:  09 March, 2011

Virgin Wines kicked of its first consumer wine tasting event in Wales, which is part of a programme of tastings the online retailer is holding around the country throughout the year.

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Vin de France selection made

Published:  09 March, 2011

The amount of wines chosen to represent the new French wine classification Vin de France have increased by 70% from last year.

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UK Spanish wine trade welcomes new Caballeros

Published:  09 March, 2011

Mariano Garcia Fernandez, of the Mauro Group and Carlos Read, from Moreno Wine have been honoured as Caballeros, for their hard work and dedication to Spanish wine industry.

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Sterling recovers ground against euro

Published:  09 March, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar as investors sold off positions, but sterling did recover some ground against the euro as sovereign debt worries saw investors selling the euro.

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Jeff Clarke appointed chief winemaker at Ara Wines

Published:  08 March, 2011

Jeff Clarke has been appointed as chief winemaker at Marlborough's single-vineyard producer, Ara Wines.

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