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Supplier who have signed up to Best Practice Guidelines for independent merchants

Published:  20 July, 2012

More suppliers are signing up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines designed to make trading arrangements with independent wine merchants as open and transparent as posible.

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Indie blog: Mike Matthews on uniformity among suppliers

Published:  12 July, 2012

Independent wine retailers, like all other businesses, need to keep a close eye on the paperwork. A missed invoice here and a final demand there won't keep you trading for long. In short, lousy admin makes for a terrible, money-draining business. What happens though when the admin has been taken out of your hands by other parties?

Indies object to Majestic tactics

Published:  11 July, 2012

Independent wine merchants are becoming increasingly agitated by what they see as Majestic's "disgraceful" promotional tactics to take more of their market share.

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SITT and Boutique Wineries link up

Published:  10 July, 2012

A collaboration of specialist importers, agencies and boutique wineries dedicated to supplying the independent sector will be showing off their wares on September 24 in London.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  10 July, 2012

Could Stevens Garnier be your perfect match? In the hotseat is managing director Matt Douglas to answer a quick-fire round of questions and answers.

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Wish you weren't here? Sickness and annual leave

Published:  09 July, 2012

A European Court of Justice case has concluded that an employee who is unwell during their annual leave can require their employer to reschedule their annual leave to a later date.

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De Bortoli is latest big name to join Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independents

Published:  03 July, 2012

De Bortoli Wines is the latest major supplier to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independent wine merchants designed to bring greater channel transparency to the wine industry's fastest growing retail sector.

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De Bortoli is latest big name to join Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independents

Published:  03 July, 2012

De Bortoli Wines is the latest major supplier to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independent wine merchants designed to bring greater channel transparency to the wine industry's fastest growing retail sector.

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The Definitive Italian Wine Tasting

Published:  30 May, 2012

The next big event in the calendar is the Definitive Italian Wine Tasting, where the number of exhibitors is slightly down or "streamlined" in the words of the organisers.

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What's in store for the trade this summer?

Published:  30 May, 2012

Is the Olympic Games going to be a bonanza or a headache for the drinks industry?

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Top Merchants blog

Published:  30 May, 2012

Ed Perfect from Grape & Grain in Haywards Heath gets on his soapbox about supermarkets and the role of the local wine merchant.

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Win a year's worth of free insurance cover

Published:  30 May, 2012

Everyone knows that insurance is a necessary evil. We also know that our trade is like no other - it has its own unique opportunities, threats and risks.

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Indie success recognised in Harpers Awards

Published:  30 May, 2012

Independent wine merchants had their hard work and dedication to the job recognised at the inaugural Harpers Awards.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  30 May, 2012

Thierry's Wine Services and Cavendish Wines share vital statistics in a quick-fire round of questions and answers. Could these be the suppliers for you?

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Harpers Awards 2012 winners

Published:  23 May, 2012

Bibendum, Majestic, Sainsbury's, The Sampler, Tanner's, Jose Pizarro and Pollen Street Social were some of the big name winners at last night's inaugural Harpers Awards.

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Full list of Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  18 May, 2012


The full list of finalists for next week's inaugural Harpers Awards can now be revealed.

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Get the latest Top Merchants' news direct to your inbox

Published:  04 May, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest goings on in the fast-growing independent wine retailers' sector by signing up to Harpers' Top Merchants' newsletter.

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Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The runners and riders for the inaugural Harpers Awards include leading players from the national and independent on and off-trade sectors, as well as major wine and spirits suppliers and distributors.

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Roberson Wine showcases its portfolio

Published:  02 May, 2012

The Roberson Wine Annual Portfolio Tasting will take place on May 8 (10am to 5pm) at 11-13 Cavendish Square, London.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  02 May, 2012

Hatch Mansfield shares its vital statistics in a quick fire round of questions and answers. Has the supplier got what it takes to win you over?

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