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Insights: Implications of the entry point for wine into the UK

Published:  11 August, 2016

The supply chain for wine is often long and complex and one of the most important decisions is where to bring the product into the UK.

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Keys to building your indie business Part 2: How to capitalise on the off-into-on-trade offer

Published:  09 August, 2016

At the first Think Indie, Drink Indie event, successful merchants shared best practices and avenues to consider when looking to expand. Here is the first of a four part series covering different areas independent merchants should consider in expanding their businesses. Topics covered included why wholesaling is good for indies, how the hybrid model can be great for retail, what to consider when expanding online and the how to maximise the value of events.

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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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Keys to building your indie business Part 1: World Wine Web

Published:  05 August, 2016

At the first Think Indie, Drink Indie event, successful merchants shared best practices and avenues to consider when looking to expand. Here is the first of a four part series covering different areas independent merchants should consider in expanding their businesses. Topics covered included why wholesaling is good for indies, how the hybrid model can be great for retail, what to consider when expanding online and the how to maximise the value of events.

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Tequila 3

Published:  04 August, 2016

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Analysis:

Published:  03 August, 2016

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Insights: What could Brexit mean for bulk wine?

Published:  29 July, 2016

As the pound-to-Euro exchange rate takes a battering, bulk buying from the eurozone has suddenly become a less attractive prospect. What kind of impact will this have on both sides of the Channel?

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Insights: Is cash or profit margin king when it comes to the on-trade?

Published:  26 July, 2016

How are on-trade outlets measuring the health of their business today?

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Insights: Do wine preservation systems engage consumers or not?

Published:  25 July, 2016

Wine preservation technology encourages consumers to engage with new wines, but are they practical to the point of impersonal?

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  22 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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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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Analysis: Generation Riesling's young winemakers are changing the country's wine image

Published:  19 July, 2016

In just 10 short years, Generation Riesling's young producers have created game-changing momentum.

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Insights: What does the currency rollercoaster mean for the UK wine trade?

Published:  19 July, 2016

Following the referendum vote and the UK voting to leave the European Union, currency has been in a state of flux. What could it mean for the trade in the long term?

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  15 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Insights: Italy's Montalcino producers are adapting and looking to the future

Published:  13 July, 2016

As one of Italy's best known DOCGs Montalcino is slowly remodulating to changing consumer habits and patterns of demand. 

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Analysis: Wines from the south of France's dramatic evolution

Published:  11 July, 2016

The revolution in Languedoc-Roussillon winemaking is one of the most dramatic in France's wine industry in recent times.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  08 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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The Smith Report: Transparency in the digital age

Published:  08 July, 2016

In today's digital age with so much business and information changing hands electronically, the digital trail that is left behind is hard to erase. Similarly, authenticity and transparency with customers and consumers is becoming increasingly important.

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Think Indie: Survey results show independent sector had been improving leading up to Brexit

Published:  08 July, 2016

Ahead of our Think Indie, Drink Indie symposium on July 12, Harpers took the temperature of the sector with a far-reaching survey, revealing a generally positive outlook for the future of the independent trade, but with several common challenges.

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COPY: The Drinks Wholesaler: Intriguing Times

Published:  05 July, 2016

We've covered a far-reaching spread of issues, insights, interviews and profiles in these pages along with focuses on the sparkling wine category, gin, British beer and the contrasting, but in some ways complementary, wine offers of Chile and Argentina. We also examine what the word 'craft' means to consumers and ask whether it can be better applied to wine to engage millennials.

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