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Brexit: Hush Heath reports rising demand post referendum

Published:  06 July, 2016

An English wine producer is in talks with a major UK retailer to significantly increase supply as a direct result of Brexit.

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John Lewis pension costs lead to profits dip at Waitrose

Published:  05 July, 2016

Waitrose has seen its pre-tax profits take a dive thanks to pension costs associated with parent firm John Lewis.

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Tesco launches first pop-up wine bar

Published:  01 July, 2016

The UK's biggest wine retailer is jumping onto the pop-up bandwagon in order to push consumers to be more "adventurous" with their wine choices.

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

Published:  01 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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Australian Hentley Farms focuses on UK market

Published:  30 June, 2016

Hentley Farms, which launched in the UK at this year's London Wine Fair, is looking to expand its UK offering.

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Brands continue to drive growth in German discounters and at premium level

Published:  30 June, 2016

Unlike in the UK, where branded products are used solely as benchmarks by which the stores can use 'we're cheaper than' claims, in Germany, Aldi and Lidl are gaining traction by welcoming brands into the heart of their offering.

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French rosé forerunner expands UK range

Published:  29 June, 2016

Vranken Pommery Monopole group, known in the UK for Grande Marque Champagne brands such as Pommery, is extending its rosé offering from estates in both Provence and the Camargue.

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Lidl and Aldi hit record high as top four lose market share

Published:  28 June, 2016

Grocery share figures show that the big four have lost market share on last year, while Lidl and Aldi hit a record high of 10.5% in combined market share.

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Ehrmanns launches mini in response to demand for small format

Published:  27 June, 2016

Ehrmanns is beefing up its Beefsteak Club Argentinean brand with two new additions, including a single serve Beefsteak Club Mini Malbec in order to target the growing convenience sector.

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Supermarket ombudsman launches formal consultation into payments for better positioning

Published:  27 June, 2016

The government official appointed to regulate and field complaints from suppliers working with the grocery industry has revealed that she is launching a formal consultation into the practice of supermarkets accepting payments for better positioning or increased share of shelf space.

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Morrions pledge to take My Local employees following administration talks

Published:  23 June, 2016

My Local stores are on the verge of folding just nine months after 140 stores were sold to new chief executive Mike Green.

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Second quarter of growth for Tesco

Published:  23 June, 2016

Like-for-like sales are up at FTSE 100 giant Tesco, where sales grew by 0.9% for the 13 weeks to 28 May 2016.

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Launching 31 Days of German Riesling

Published:  21 June, 2016

At last night's launch of 31 Days of German Riesling, Harpers spoke to Lea and Sandeman, who are now in a position to immerse themselves fully in the campaign following a soft trial last year.

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C-stores: How to convert top-up shoppers into loyal customers

Published:  21 June, 2016

Convenience retailing is on the rise, with consumers looking to buy 'top-up' or 'meal for tonight' rapidly replacing the weekly shop.

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Majestic Wine sales soar, but profits slide

Published:  20 June, 2016

Majestic's financial year 2016 results show that while reported sales increased 41.3% to £402.1m, adjusted profits before taxes declined 30.3% to £15.0m for the same period as the company invests in a three-year transformational plan.

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Insights: Selling wine's 'craft' credentials

Published:  20 June, 2016

Last month at Harper's London Wine Fair Industry Briefing the debate focused on whether wine can cash in on the craft boom.

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The Smith Report: The art of buying and selling in the convenience channel

Published:  20 June, 2016

With the convenience channel experiencing heady growth, retailers must tailor their offer to consumers' habits.

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Lidl ramps up Wine Cellar promotions to capitalise on profitable footfall-driving initiative

Published:  17 June, 2016

Lidl ramps up Wine Cellar promotions to capitalise on profitable footfall-driving initiative

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Opinion: You Been On That Facetube Yet?

Published:  16 June, 2016

Wine blogger Mike Turner, the man behind Please Bring Me My Wine, which has more than 30,000 Twitter followers, challanges there is value in investing in social media for wine businesses.

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Younger and more female demographic driving boom in premium ale

Published:  16 June, 2016

A new report has revealed a 60% market value increase in bottled ale since 2011, thanks in part to more women opting for premium drinks in the ale category.

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