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Co-op claims 66% market share of Fairtrade wine sales

Published:  08 December, 2015

The Co-op dominates Fairtrade wine sales in the UK, with a 66% market share, a new report on the mark reveals.

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Vindpendents agency recruits three new members

Published:  07 December, 2015

Wine agency Vindependents has added three new independent wine merchants to its membership, taking its total to 21.

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Analysis: Harper's survey reveals what trends may lay ahead in 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 was not a bad year for the trade, but it was a challenging one. But what does the future hold? We conducted a survey to find out the general feeling throughout the trade as we approach a new year. 

If 2015 was the year of consolidation within the wine trade, it would appear that 2016 will be the year of opportunities, according to the results of a recent Harpers survey put to the trade.

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A big year ahead for rum and craft beer, Bibendum PLB predicts

Published:  04 December, 2015

Rum, old world reds and craft beers all present big opportunities for 2016, according to the insight team at Bibendum PLB in its end-of-year predictions.

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Insights: What's hot and what's not for retail trends in 2016?

Published:  04 December, 2015

Angela Mount reports on the retail trends that will have the greatest impact on the multiple and convenience sector in 2016

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Bibendum PLB unveils new insights into UK consumer profiles

Published:  02 December, 2015

New research from Bibendum PLB's insights team has defined eight distinct consumer categories in the UK drinks market.

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Vina Valdivieso appoints brand ambassador to drive sales

Published:  01 December, 2015

Chile's Valdivieso winery, together with its distributor Bibendum PLB, have appointed Jonas Tofterup as brand ambassador and export manager for the UK and Europe.

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M&S tops first tranche of 2016 International Wine Challenge

Published:  01 December, 2015

Britain's multiple and discount retailers have taken home a total of 222 awards from Tranche One of the 2016 International Wine Challenge, including 21 gold medals.

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Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.

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Oddbins launches tongue-in-cheek Black Friday campaign

Published:  24 November, 2015

Award-winning high-street retailer Oddbins has launched a campaign highlighting the growing opposition to Black Friday in the UK.

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Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

Published:  24 November, 2015

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

Published:  24 November, 2015

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London's on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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Roberson culls Grand Marques from online list

Published:  20 November, 2015

Roberson Wine is to delist the major Champagnes brands from its website.

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Price-cutting, premiumisation driving multiple drinks sales growth

Published:  19 November, 2015

The drinks sector is still in growth at the UK's major multiples, against a background of both declining overall sales and significant price deflation, according to figures released this week.

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Cotswold Dry Gin wins listings in Oddbins

Published:  19 November, 2015

Cotswolds Dry Gin has expanded its distribution through listings in selected Oddbins stores.

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McKinley Vintners to merge with New Generation Wines

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Generation Wines and McKinley Vintners are to merge from January 1, 2016, Harpers has learned.

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HMRC alcohol tax fraud regulation to cost thousands of jobs

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Government legislation to end alcohol tax fraud could lead to thousands of job losses, a leading insolvency lawyer has warned.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Aldi and Lidl's combined marketshare hits 10% for first time

Published:  17 November, 2015

Aldi and Lidl's combined UK marketshare have hit 10% for the the first time after attracting an additional one million shoppers according to Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending 8 November 2015.

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Majestic H1 results: profits drop 50% as company launches turnaround plan

Published:  16 November, 2015

Majestic plc's first-half results show that profits dropped by 50% for the 26 weeks to September 28, 2015, with profits before tax sliding to £4.3m, down from £8.5m for the same period the year before.

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