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Sainsbury's Q1 sales slide following the phasing out of multi-buy deals

Published:  08 June, 2016

Sainsbury's saw sales for the first quarter slide with like-for-like retail sales down 0.8% for the 12 weeks ending 4 June 2016.

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Profitability of lower-priced wines increasing stateside

Published:  08 June, 2016

Profits are up in the US even though volume is down as consumers trade up at the lower end of the market.

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Majestic launches in-store promotion with Chandon and Formula 1

Published:  07 June, 2016

Majestic Wine is jumping behind the global partnership between Chandon sparkling Argentinian wine and the McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team with a month-long promotion to promote wine and British racing in-store.

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State of uncertainty following the Conviviality and Bibendum deal still remains

Published:  06 June, 2016

A month on from Conviviality Retail acquiring Bibendum PLB, there still seems to be a state of uncertainty around what a deal of this magnitude could mean for the trade.

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Insights: What impacts the Conviviality deal could have on the future of the wine trade

Published:  06 June, 2016

Following Conviviality acquiring Bibendum PLB many questions still remain surrounding what the deal means for the future of the trade and who the winners and the losers will be.

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

Published:  03 June, 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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Convenience sector growth outpaces the market

Published:  02 June, 2016

Within the convenience sector wine sales's growth is outpacing the rest of the wine market and for those suppliers, particularly of New World wines, and retailers with identifiable brands and new formats, the opportunities to capitalise on the sector abound.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Premiumisation with discounters own-label products drive growth

Published:  01 June, 2016

Retailers are no longer losing customers to discounters, but they are continuing to lose spend to the competition due to the increase in shoppers' consumption of the discounters premium own-label offerings.

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Sales of English wine up 13% at Waitrose

Published:  31 May, 2016

Sales at Waitrose show that UK consumers are continuing to invest in home-grown wines, with sales increasingly year-by-year.

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Wine range strategy for M&S focuses on sub £10 range

Published:  27 May, 2016

Garry Brooking, trading manager for Marks & Spencer, and his team of buyers and wine selectors were on celebratory form at the M&S Spring Press Tasting last week, having just knocked Tesco off the top spot for the most own brand medal wins in this year's International Wine Challenge.

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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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