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

Published:  27 May, 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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Harpers Awards 2016 open for entry!

Published:  26 May, 2016

The Harpers Awards 2016 are now open, celebrating the best of what the UK on and off-trade has to offer.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Is wine quality the key to sales?

Published:  26 May, 2016

While everyone in the wine business agrees that product quality is important, how we define 'quailty' may vary. So how do we persuade a buyer to give us a listing?

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Aldi trials pop-up stand alone wine shop as part of London Wine Week

Published:  26 May, 2016

As part of London Wine Week and to raise awareness of its e-commerce site amongst consumers, supermarket discounter Aldi has opened a pop-up wine shop in Shoreditch's Boxpark.

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Digby aims to drive link between wine, sport and entertainment

Published:  24 May, 2016

Digby Fine English is focusing on creating "experiential links" between their customers and their wines as they release their Digby Leander Pink NV into the off-trade for the first time.

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Borough Wines launches eighth store with in-house gin distillery

Published:  23 May, 2016

Borough Wines & Beers' new Islington store will become the new home to a London-based gin company.

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Halewood adds pre-mix cans to Red Square portfolio

Published:  23 May, 2016

Red Square Vodka is branching out into the pre-mixed category to extend its reach to a new, younger customer base.

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Conviviality sales soar 137% for the year

Published:  20 May, 2016

Following the acquisition of Matthew Clark on 7 October 2015, Convivialty saw sales soar 137% to approximately £864 million for the 53 weeks ending on 1 May 2016.

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

Published:  20 May, 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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Sainsbury's to simplify pricing as it prepares to axe multibuy deals

Published:  19 May, 2016

Sainsbury's are dropping multibuys from their in store promotions and rounding up 99p price points in a bid to encourage customers to trade-up.

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Insights: Logistics is a critical piece of the succes of online wine sales

Published:  19 May, 2016

With web-based sales of wines, spirits and beers growing fast, the delivery following that 'click' is all important.

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Data is driving Co-op wine range changes to help continue growth

Published:  18 May, 2016

The Co-operative is gaining ground in an ultra-competitive channel and at yesterday's summer tasting which previewed several of the new wines being introduced to the retailer's range, the science behind the changes seems to be paying off.

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IWC 2016: M&S dethrones Tesco taking home the most Great Value awards

Published:  18 May, 2016

Seventeen Great Value awards were handed out at this year's International Wine Challenge, with Marks & Spencer being most awarded, taking home four awards, and dethroning Tesco which reigned for the past two years.

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Is "small-batch" and "craft" gin the same thing?

Published:  17 May, 2016

Since the gin renaissance took off with a vengeance in 2010, the terms "craft" and "small-batch" have, in many cases, become one and the same.

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Tesco boss paid £3m for returning retailer to profit

Published:  16 May, 2016

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has been paid £4.6m in salary and bonus for turning around the fortunes of the supermarket giant.

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Spike in gin and rosé sales at Waitrose as bbq season kicks off

Published:  16 May, 2016

A surprisingly warm early start to May was reflected in an increase in sales of gin (up 15%) and rosé wine (up 39 per cent) at Waitrose.

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Majestic Wine rolls out several news wines ahead of summer

Published:  16 May, 2016

Following the tremendous success of Majestic's first own label Definition range, with sales hitting over £5 million in less than a year on the shelf, the wine buying team is adding a number of new wines to their expanding portfolio ahead of summer.

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Milk-based vodka to launch into US and Australia with new appointment

Published:  16 May, 2016

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka has brought on board a new global sales director to help launch the spirit into new key markets worldwide.

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Concha y Toro launches tool to support growing wine c-sector

Published:  16 May, 2016

Concha y Toro UK, one of the UK's leading wine suppliers, has announced the launch of a free app to help convenience retailers to maximise wine sales.

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Shake-up of Waitrose's Australian range

Published:  13 May, 2016

Waitrose is overhauling its Australian wine category, replacing 45% of the current range.

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