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Bancroft Wines lines up newcomers for annual tasting

Published:  07 January, 2013

Bancroft Wines is claiming to hold its "most comprehensive portfolio tasting ever" on February 5 in London.

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Christmas sales bonanza for Virgin Wines

Published:  19 December, 2012

Virgin Wines has sold more wine this week than ever before - shipping over 31,500 cases to households around the UK.

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Kingsland Wine closes Stratford's headquarters

Published:  17 December, 2012

FE Barber, which trades as Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines, is to close Stratford's Wine Agencies Cookham office following its purchase of the firm back in September.

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Coe Vintners keen to boost wine reputation

Published:  07 December, 2012

Coe Vintners is aiming to become as well known for wine as it is for spirits, according to the group's commercial director Nick Gillett.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  30 November, 2012

Hoping to woo some new indie customers is Patriarche Wine Agencies with a quick-fire Q&A round.

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First Drinks ramps up on-trade investment

Published:  30 November, 2012

First Drinks is strengthening its on-trade presence with a major investment to boost staff as well as develop a new merchandising strategy.

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Three company directors leave Bibendum

Published:  29 November, 2012

Three company directors have left wine supplier Bibendum this week - but managing director Michael Saunders insists the move is just "streamlining the management team".

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Waverley administrators return £3.5m under retention of title claims

Published:  16 November, 2012

The administrators of the WaverleyTBS estate have so far returned £3.5 million worth of stock to trade creditors under retention of title claims.

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Waverley collapse leaves drinks trade short £40.5 million

Published:  12 November, 2012

Drinks distributor WaverleyTBS collapsed owing £64.6 million to unsecured creditors, with trade creditors facing losses of £40.5 million.

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PLB boosts retail sales team

Published:  09 November, 2012

PLB has added four new staff to its sales team to better support its new structure, which sees the business split into five categories to cater for each segment of the market.

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Inverarity Morton acquires spirits supplier LA Wholesale

Published:  31 October, 2012

Scottish drinks distributor Inverarity Morton has acquired Glasgow-based spirits supplier, LA Wholesale for an undisclosed sum.

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John Hattersley Wines - Derbyshire

Published:  24 October, 2012

John Hattersley established his wine business seven years ago after spending 20 years in the restaurant business.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  15 October, 2012

Can Grupo Codorníu convince you it's got what it takes to be your ideal match?

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Best Practice Guidelines: supplier profiles

Published:  15 October, 2012

A year on from the introduction of the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, we hear from some of the signed up suppliers...

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WaverleyTBS collapse shocks the trade

Published:  05 October, 2012

The sudden collapse of WaverleyTBS into administration earlier this week has sent shock waves across the industry and left an estimated £10 million owing to creditors.

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WaverleyTBS faces uncertain future

Published:  02 October, 2012

On-trade drinks distributor WaverleyTBS is understood to be poised on the brink of administration.

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Stratford's Wine Agencies goes into administration

Published:  21 September, 2012

Stratford's Wine Agencies has entered administration, citing financial struggles caused by increasingly small margins and growing cash demands.

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Cliff Roberson retires from Buckingham Schenk

Published:  08 August, 2012

Cliff Roberson is stepping down as chairman of Buckingham Schenk, the agency he founded almost 40 years ago.

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Mount Gay in Cowes Week link-up

Published:  06 August, 2012

Following several years of sponsorship, Mount Gay Rum will once again be the official regatta rum at this year's Aberdeen...

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First Drinks Market Report: part two, the off-trade

Published:  19 July, 2012

In the second instalment of the First Drinks Market Report, Harpers gets to grips with the off-trade channel and explores...

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