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DrinkSupermarket teams up with Debenhams for gifting service

Published:  08 August, 2016

Online retailer DrinkSupermarket will be supplying beers, wines and spirits to a leading UK department store as part of a premium gifting service.

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Insights: The rise of direct-to-consumer retailing

Published:  05 August, 2016

With products facing ever-increasing competition for shelf space, Angela Mount looks at how brands are cutting out the middlemen

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Alliance Wine launches first English bubbles

Published:  04 August, 2016

Alliance Wine has launched their first English sparking wine, Truslers Hill Pinot Noir Rosé 2014.

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New trade show dedicated to bars and pubs

Published:  29 July, 2016

A new trade show dedicated to the UK's bar and pub trade is launching this October with a focus on how the on-trade can evolve and adapt to changing consumer behaviours.

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Hallgarten Druitt plugs "embarrassing" gap in Australian portfolio

Published:  28 July, 2016

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has taken over distribution of most of Hallowed Ground's Australian producers, significantly expanding Hallgarten's premium Australian offering.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits buys greater stake in Irish whiskey brand

Published:  26 July, 2016

Halewood Wines & Spirits has purchased a significant stake in West Cork Distillers to develop the Irish whiskey portfolio and expand its global reach.

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School holiday boosts trading in June for casual dining and pub chains in the UK

Published:  22 July, 2016

While the lack of summer weather in June might have been a challenge, the school holiday has helped to boost trading figures for casual dining and pub chains according to new figures released by the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Analysis: Is consolidation a challenge to the traditional importer business model?

Published:  21 July, 2016

With consolidation rife and buying patterns changing are the roles of UK wine distributors changing?

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Inter-Beaujolais appoints new leaders for two year term

Published:  21 July, 2016

Inter-Beaujolais has appointed two new leaders as part of a two year rotation to lead the producer association.

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Consumer inflation rise may be part of a larger trend

Published:  20 July, 2016

Consumer inflation rose 0.5% for the 12 months to June 2016, which although only slightly may be a signal of a future trend.

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Conviviality boss says Brexit won't impact future growth

Published:  20 July, 2016

The CEO of wholesale giant Convivality has said that the rapidly expanding business is well placed to avoid the sting of the Brexit beehive.

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Bibendum, PLB and Walker & Wodehouse join Bottlebooks

Published:  20 July, 2016

Bibendum and its associated wine sales companies, PLB and Walker & Wodehouse, has become the latest - and largest - importer to join Bottlebooks.

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El Coto de Rioja jumps ship to Liberty Wines

Published:  18 July, 2016

Liberty Wines has bolstered its Spanish offering with the addition of El Coto de Rioja.

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Conviviality reveals new triple threat buying team as sales soar

Published:  18 July, 2016

Wholesale juggernaut Conviviality has revealed the structure of its new buying team following a "transformational" year buying up Matthew Clark ad Bibendum Plc.

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Premium exports drive value growth for Australian wine

Published:  14 July, 2016

The value of Australian wine exports grew by 11% to AUD$2.11 billion, while volume grew by 0.5% 728 million litres for the twelve months ending in June 2016.

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California wine sales hit record-high sales volume

Published:  11 July, 2016

California wines sales both domestically in the US and international hit a record of 276 million cases in 2015, with an estimated retail value of US$31.9 billion, according to the Wine Institute located in California.

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Sicilian producer Planeta focuses on the entire customer experience as business expands

Published:  11 July, 2016

Sicilian and family-owned producer Planeta is expanding the business with investments focusing on enhancing the entire customer experience and diversifying the business as it expands across the island.

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Liv-ex: En Primeur 2015 sales less than 25% of 2009 levels

Published:  11 July, 2016

In a final report on En Primeur 2015 from fine wine trading platform Liv-ex, the company predicts that the prices seen in 2009 and 2010 are now a thing of the past.

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Rabobank: EU Referendum outcome to have 'critical implications' for beverage sector

Published:  08 July, 2016

According to a new report released by Rabobank today, the results of the referendum vote "will have critical implications for the beverage sector, given the UK's role as both a major importer (e.g. wine) and major supplier (e.g. scotch)."

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Drake & Morgan acquires Corney & Barrow Bars Limited

Published:  07 July, 2016

Drake & Morgan, the bar and restaurant group, has acquired the wine bar side of the business at Corney & Barrow for an undisclosed sum.

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