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Calling all drinks businesses: share your Responsibility Deal successes

Published:  10 July, 2014

Following this week's public backing of the drinks industry by the government for the work it has done to comply with the Responsibility Deal, Harpers is now giving drinks businesses the chance to share and publicise the efforts they have made.

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Harpers Low-Alcohol Wine Report: Subscribers download here

Published:  09 July, 2014

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

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Over 55s increasingly happy with new smart technology to buy online

Published:  09 July, 2014

Drinks brands and retailers looking to target the key over 55 grey market should do so through smartphones, tablets and the internet as the older generation becomes increasingly comfortable with technology.

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Retailers and suppliers yet to crack low-alcohol wine, says Harpers report

Published:  09 July, 2014

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

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Ted Sandbach, Oxford Wine Company: what I want from my suppliers

Published:  07 July, 2014

As an independent wine merchant one of the important and challenging jobs is how we deal and negotiate with suppliers. These can be large national companies or small boutique operations and we could be dealing with anything from the old fashioned "rep" to owners, directors or winemakers.

 

 

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Independents put their foot down and demand more from major suppliers

Published:  04 July, 2014

Serious about working with leading independent wine merchants? Then this is a must read for you. Members of Harpers Independent Wine Crew set out what it is they like and don't like from the major wine distributors. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

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Leading independents hit out at major wine suppliers for their "lazy" service

Published:  04 July, 2014

Leading independent wine merchants have stepped up to the plate today to strongly criticise the quality of service that they are receiving from many of the major UK national wine suppliers and distributors.

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Harpers Design Awards relaunches as global competition

Published:  04 July, 2014

The Harpers Design Awards are being relaunched for 2014 as a global competition, inviting entries for wines, spirits, beers, ciders and soft drinks from anywhere in the world - providing they are already on sale in the market.

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France Summit to focus on how the country is adapting to UK consumer needs

Published:  04 July, 2014

Harpers will once again be turning the spotlight well and truly on the ins and outs, ups and downs of the French wine category as the French Summit returns for its second year on October 21 at London's St Ermin's Hotel.

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World Cup memories from Nik Darlington, Robin Copestick and Rachel Davey

Published:  04 July, 2014

England may have nothing but disappointment to bring home from Brazil, but here we turn to some friends in the trade to remind us of past glories and happy memories from World Cups gone by. If you would like to share your World Cup memories then send to richard.siddle@wrbm.com.

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Wine Vision to focus on how industry must adapt to millennials' needs

Published:  03 July, 2014

Wine Vision's return to London in November will examine key issues affecting growth in the industry as relationships between wine brands and consumers change and competition from spirits and beer intensifies.

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Beer drives Constellation Brands to increase financial expectations for 2015

Published:  03 July, 2014

Constellation Brands first quarter results for fiscal year 2015 beat expectations primarily due to its Crown Import beer distribution acquisitions last year and based on the results increased its fiscal year outlook.

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints Coca-Cola exec to lead Asia and Europe

Published:  02 July, 2014
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Constellation Brands hits 52-week high ahead of Q1 2015 results

Published:  01 July, 2014

Constellation Brands (STZ) closed yesterday $88.13 just shy of the 52-week high of $88.55 it hit on June 25, and analysts are optimistic about tomorrow's Q1 results.

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Mentzendorff boosts premium Australian wine range with Kilikanoon

Published:  01 July, 2014

Mentzendorff is looking to ramp up its premium Australian wine offering and has taken on distribution of Clare Valley's Kilikanoon as a first step.

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Major global speakers lined up for Wine Vision 2014

Published:  30 June, 2014

An international line up of major global wine players is being built up for the second Wine Vision event, being run in association with Harpers, in London between November 17 and 19.

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Copestick Murray strengthens overall team as Rachel Archer moves to Off Piste Wines

Published:  30 June, 2014

Copestick Murray has announced a number of staff changes that sees it strengthen its national accounts, sales and marketing teams, but at the same time it has lost I Heart brand manager, Rachel Archer, who is taking up a new role at Off Piste Wines.

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Tough fiscal year end closes for drinks industry's biggest players

Published:  26 June, 2014

There won't be many corks popping across the drinks industry this week as the summer marks what has been tough fiscal year for the sector dominated by a slowdown in growth in China.

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Will Oatley of Louis Latour Agencies on poor harvests and on-trade trends

Published:  26 June, 2014

Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies, talks the on-trade, poor Burgundy harvests and  putting the spotlight on Champagne.

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Treasury changes Penfolds release dates as it writes down AU$260m

Published:  25 June, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates says 2015 will be a "reset year" as it writes down AU$260 million for 2014 and prepares to consolidate Penfolds' release dates to October to better manage allocations.

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