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Independents and suppliers question big players that have not signed Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  08 October, 2014

There is growing frustration amongst both independents and suppliers that have signed up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines over those companies, particularly the large national distributors,  that have not done so.

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Transparency and honesty key to good independent supplier relations says Harpers debate

Published:  08 October, 2014

Open communication and a clear channel management strategy are they key to a strong, healthy relationship between independents and suppliers was the key message from yesterday's Harpers debate been leading independent merchants and suppliers.

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Top merchants and suppliers gather in London to debate ways they can work better together

Published:  07 October, 2014

How wine suppliers can work better and more efficiently with independent retailers will be the subject of a key Harpers debate being held this morning in London between leading figures on both sides.

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Independents and suppliers come together for Harpers Best Practice debate

Published:  19 September, 2014

Leading independent wine merchants are suppliers are to come together next month to take part in an open Harpers debate to look further at ways in which they can work closer and more effectively together.

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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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WSTA's Miles Beale wins Harpers Special Achievement award for Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  03 June, 2014

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirits Trade Association, has been awarded with a Special Achievement award at tonight's Harpers Awards for the leadership he showed in driving the Call Time on Duty campaign which resulted in the duty escalator on wine and spirits being scrapped in the 2014 Budget.

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Get involved and keep up to date with our new Call Time On Duty section

Published:  17 February, 2014

As the momentum behind the industry's Call Time on Duty campaign increases Harpers.co.uk has created a dedicated area of the site where you can keep up to date with the latest news and views and take part by lobbying your MP or getting producers and suppliers to write directly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Harpers Awards 2014: still time to enter

Published:  14 February, 2014

The Harpers Awards is a opportunity to be recognised as a key merchant, retailer and UK on-trade establishment in the trade. Be rewarded for all the hard work you and your team do. With a host of categories across the industry and the on- and off-trade, here's how you can get involved.

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Major drinks firms back Harpers call to get producers behind Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  13 February, 2014

Direct Wines, Matthew Clark and Bibendum are just three of the big name UK wine companies that have got behind the Harpers initiative to get as many wine producers as possible to back the Wine & Spirit Trade Association-led Call Time on Duty campaign and make the government aware how damaging its on-going alcohol duty strategy is on the UK drinks industry.

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Q&A: ?Nish Kotecha, Director, Myliko Wines

Published:  07 February, 2014

Manchester-based, family-owned importer, Myliko Wines saw 16% growth in 2013. Nish Kotecha talks to Harpers about Myliko's new South African partner, KWV, bulk-wine and its plans for 2014.

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Bibendum chief slams all in the trade yet to support Call Time On Duty campaign

Published:  03 February, 2014

Michael Saunders, Bibendum's managing director, has spoken out strongly against those in the trade that have yet to get behind the WSTA-led Call Time on Duty campaign.

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?Call Time on Duty: BBPA says beer duty freeze would secure 2,400 jobs

Published:  30 January, 2014

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Mike Paul on the lessons and warnings English sparkling wine can take from the success of Prosecco

Published:  29 January, 2014

At the recent International Sparkling Wine Symposium held at Denbies I was facilitating a session on the way forward for English fizz and made a throwaway comment that for all its success producers should be wary of seeing Prosecco as a role model. I noted that, while it has certainly captured the imagination of a large swathe of the wine market, I doubted that many consumers could name individual brands or are aware of the difference between DOC and DOCG Prosecco. This implies that they will tend to be drawn to the cheapest Prosecco that they find acceptable. It would be fair to say that my comment was not universally popular with  Prosecco producers in the room.

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Call Time on Duty: Beer sales up due to impact of duty cuts

Published:  28 January, 2014

Beer sales in the off trade rose 3.9% by volume in the fourth quarter of 2013, marking increases for two consecutive quarters for the first time in 10 years, following the cut in beer duty last year.

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Stand out from the crowd and enter the Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  22 January, 2014

The Harpers Awards is your opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for all the hard work you do. With a host of categories across the industry and the on- and off-trade, here's how you can get involved.

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Still time for you and your suppliers to get involved in Call Time On Duty campaign

Published:  22 January, 2014

There is still time to make sure your voice is heard in the industry's bid to get the Chancellor to finally Call Time On Duty and scrap the duty escalator on wine and spirits in the 2014 Budget. Harpers has also teamed up the Wine & Spirit Trade Association to give wine producers and drinks manufacturers the chance to take part in the Call Time On Duty campaign and make the government aware of the serious concerns they have about the alcohol duty levels in the UK. Here's how you and your supplier can get involved.

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Drinks industry takes its case to Westminster and urges MPs to Call Time on Duty

Published:  16 January, 2014

MPs from all parties came to talk to key figures of the wine and spirits industry last night at a special House of Commons event to publicise the Call Time On Duty campaign to try and get the Chancellor to freeze the alcohol duty escalator in the 2014 Budget.

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?Let's finally Call Time On Duty: how to get involved

Published:  10 January, 2014

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is leading a new campaign, Call Time On Duty, aimed at persuading George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to scrap the duty escalator on wines and spirits. Here's how you, your business and your customers can get involved.

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?Harpers Awards 2014: How to enter and new awards categories

Published:  10 January, 2014

The Harpers Awards is your opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for all the hard work you do. With a host of categories across the industry and the on- and off-trade, here's how you can get involved

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WSTA calls on government to freeze duty on all alcohol

Published:  07 January, 2014

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