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How does Rioja work for you? Take the survey

Published:  28 June, 2016

Harpers, in tandem with Wines from Rioja, would like to find out how Spain's flagship wine region performs for the UK trade.

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Brexit: S&P strips Britain of top AAA rating

Published:  28 June, 2016

Britain's economic status has been rocked following announcements from two top ratings agencies that they have stripped it of its top credit ratings.

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Lidl and Aldi hit record high as top four lose market share

Published:  28 June, 2016

Grocery share figures show that the big four have lost market share on last year, while Lidl and Aldi hit a record high of 10.5% in combined market share.

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Pernod Ricard UK MD announces departure

Published:  28 June, 2016

Pernod Ricard UK managing director, Denis O'Flynn, has announced he will be leaving the group at the end of September.

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Brexit: What's in store for Scotch whisky?

Published:  28 June, 2016

Diageo has said that protecting the long-term prosperity of its Scotch whisky is paramount following the referendum's shock result on Friday.

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Still wines dominate at the industry's annual national wine awards

Published:  27 June, 2016

Despite the marginally lower number of entrants at The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition compared to last year, the number of gold medals was nearly 60% up and the highest over the last five years of the competition.till wines dominate at the industry's annual national wine awards

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Brexit: Fine wine market "returning to normality"

Published:  27 June, 2016

The bottom line from fine wine trading platform Livex is that normality is creeping back into the market following the referendum's shock result on Friday.

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Ehrmanns launches mini in response to demand for small format

Published:  27 June, 2016

Ehrmanns is beefing up its Beefsteak Club Argentinean brand with two new additions, including a single serve Beefsteak Club Mini Malbec in order to target the growing convenience sector.

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Supermarket ombudsman launches formal consultation into payments for better positioning

Published:  27 June, 2016

The government official appointed to regulate and field complaints from suppliers working with the grocery industry has revealed that she is launching a formal consultation into the practice of supermarkets accepting payments for better positioning or increased share of shelf space.

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Shop Rioja back for 2016

Published:  27 June, 2016

Shop Rioja is back for another countrywide promotion in October's edition of Harpers in partnership with Wines from Rioja, and is inviting all UK independent merchants to take part.

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The Drinks Roadshow stopping off in Edinburgh tomorrow

Published:  27 June, 2016

There is one more day to take us up on our open invitation to visit the Harpers and The Drinks Wholesaler team when our free trade event stops off in Edinburgh tomorrow (June 28).

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Multi-mullion pound campaign promotes Kopparberg's craft roots

Published:  24 June, 2016

The team behind leading Swedish fruit cider Kopparberg has launched a multi-million pound marketing campaign to draw attention to its hometown brewery.

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Throw your hat into the ring for our exciting new Other Side of Life competition

Published:  24 June, 2016

Let us know about your achievements outside the trade and win a trip to Champagne with Nicolas Feuillatte

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"Keep calm and carry on," says Hatch Mansfield MD

Published:  24 June, 2016

A top figure in the wine industry has cautioned the trade "not to over react".

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Brexit: A good day for English wine?

Published:  24 June, 2016

English wine might be the only clear beneficiaries of today's referendum debacle as importers look to the domestic marketplace instead of the Eurozone.

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

Published:  24 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

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EU Referendum: Turmoil as Britain's vote to leave Europe greets a stunned UK drinks trade

Published:  24 June, 2016

In a result that has seen the pound and FTSE 100 plummeting and sent shock waves across the European continent, the UK has voted to leave the European Union.

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Off-Piste low-alcohol range listed in Sainsbury's

Published:  23 June, 2016

A new range of lightly sparkling drinks aimed at women has found its first listing in Sainsbury's.

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Morrions pledge to take My Local employees following administration talks

Published:  23 June, 2016

My Local stores are on the verge of folding just nine months after 140 stores were sold to new chief executive Mike Green.

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Second quarter of growth for Tesco

Published:  23 June, 2016

Like-for-like sales are up at FTSE 100 giant Tesco, where sales grew by 0.9% for the 13 weeks to 28 May 2016.

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