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Insight: Coffee shop by day and wine bar by night outlets are hot

Published:  11 December, 2015

Coffee operators are turning their focus from daytime-only trade to the evening opportunity, including alcohol sales. Jo Bruce looks at the trend for serving skinny lattes alongside Sauvignon Blanc.

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Analysis: Independent merchants trends for 2016

Published:  10 December, 2015

With the growing popularity of hybrid wine shops, the independent retailers are finding strength in offering their customers something that the 'big boys' are not able to. So what does 2016 hold for the sector? James Lawrence investigates

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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Q&A: Nik Darlington, founder, Red Squirrel Wine

Published:  10 December, 2015

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Insights: What will blaze the way for on-trade trends in 2016?

Published:  09 December, 2015

From sipping tequila to shorter wine lists, Douglas Blyde asked leading figures in the on-trade what trends they predict will lead the way in 2016

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New managing director at Matthew Clark after Conviviality acquisition

Published:  07 December, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to get a new managing director following its acquisition by Conviviality Retail in a £200 million reverse takeover in October.

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Wetherspoon cyber breach reveals 650,000 customer details

Published:  04 December, 2015

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has been the victim of a massive cyber attack, the company revealed today.

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A big year ahead for rum and craft beer, Bibendum PLB predicts

Published:  04 December, 2015

Rum, old world reds and craft beers all present big opportunities for 2016, according to the insight team at Bibendum PLB in its end-of-year predictions.

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Openings: Trinity's New Chapter

Published:  03 December, 2015

Douglas Blyde visits Adam Byatt's revamped flagship Clapham restaurant

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On-trade booms but competition for consumers is increasingly cut-throat, new report shows

Published:  03 December, 2015

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Bibendum PLB unveils new insights into UK consumer profiles

Published:  02 December, 2015

New research from Bibendum PLB's insights team has defined eight distinct consumer categories in the UK drinks market.

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Vina Valdivieso appoints brand ambassador to drive sales

Published:  01 December, 2015

Chile's Valdivieso winery, together with its distributor Bibendum PLB, have appointed Jonas Tofterup as brand ambassador and export manager for the UK and Europe.

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US wine booming in UK on-trade, new report reveals

Published:  30 November, 2015

Listings of US wine in the UK on-trade have doubled in the last year, according to a new report.

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Matthew Clark adds Champagne Doyard to Wines of Distinction

Published:  26 November, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark has added Champagne Doyard to its premium Wines of Distinction portfolio

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UK leisure spending rises on back of family outings

Published:  25 November, 2015

Families are driving a rise in UK leisure spending, according to a new survey released today

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Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

Published:  24 November, 2015

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

Published:  24 November, 2015

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London's on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Heavy pub tax burden unfair, new report finds

Published:  23 November, 2015

Britain's pubs bear one of the heaviest tax burdens in the UK, according to a new report published today.

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On-trade attitude to women and beer must change

Published:  20 November, 2015

The on-trade needs to recognise that beer is no longer a drink just for men, according to new research conducted by AB InBev.

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Enotria chooses Junior for wine director role

Published:  19 November, 2015

Enotria has announced the appointment of Dirceu Vianna Junior MW as wine director.

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