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Oddbins opens first standalone beer shop

Published:  09 March, 2015

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2015 London Wine Fair will be the "most diverse" ever promises show organisers

Published:  09 March, 2015

This year's London Wine Fair will be the most diverse in its 35 year history, according to show director Ross Carter.

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ProWein Preview: The Brits are coming!

Published:  09 March, 2015

Downtown Düsseldorf will be the place to be this March as ProWein opens its doors to hordes of international buyers - with the Brits increasingly first in the queue. Here is what you can expect for arguably the largest drinks tradeshow in the world.

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Sherry to benefit from boost to marketing spend

Published:  06 March, 2015

Sherry is set to benefit from a boost, after the regulatory body successfully doubled its global marketing spend.

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Lords committee calls for reform of EU tax laws

Published:  06 March, 2015

A House of Lords committee has called on the EU to reform the structure of alcohol tax so that variable taxes on wine and cider according to alcoholic strength can be introduced.

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Diversifying in to cafes, bars and events are key for growth hears March for Indies conference

Published:  06 March, 2015

Independent merchants are seeing growth through expansion and diversification, moving from a purely traditional merchant and wholesale model to embrace new revenue streams, the March for the Independents conference heard.

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To succeed online takes hard work, time and money independents are warned

Published:  06 March, 2015

Driving online sales may be a priority for independent wine merchants, but to do it successfully requires a lot of hard work, takes up a great deal of time and crucially costs a lot of money.

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Dan Jago was "never suspended" from the business says Tesco

Published:  05 March, 2015

Tesco has confirmed to Harpers.co.uk that Dan Jago, who is returning to the business on March 9, was never actually suspended from the company, but asked to "step aside".

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Shifting retail landscape likely to benefit independents, Wilson says

Published:  05 March, 2015

Shifts expected in the off-trade over the next 12 months are likely to create a "huge opportunity" for independent merchants, according to Tim Wilson of the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Independents join forces and debate key issues at Harpers business conference

Published:  04 March, 2015

Independent wine merchants gathered in London yesterday at a conference organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit which put the spotlight firmly on the big issues facing the sector.

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Wine Treasury to distribute US based Terlato Wines in the UK

Published:  03 March, 2015

Wine Treasury a London-based speciality wine importer has added Terlato Wine brands Rutherford Hill from Napa Valley and Grace Lane from Washington state to its portfolio.

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Despite major shift in grocery retail, shopper behaviour remains unchanged

Published:  03 March, 2015

Drastic changes in the supermarket retail environment last year were primarily due to price deflation rather than a change in shopper behaviour, a new report from Kantar Worldpanel has claimed.

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TescoGate: Retailer urges staff to report misconduct as it launches new code of conduct

Published:  02 March, 2015

Tesco has launched a new code of conduct for staff, according to Harpers' sister title The Grocer.

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Merchants across the country gather for Harpers March for the Independents conference

Published:  02 March, 2015

Independent wine merchants from across the UK will be heading to London tomorrow for Harpers March for the Independents conference offering business insights, advice and the chance to network with fellow retailers.

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March for Indies: Still time to get local MP and media on side and back duty campaign

Published:  27 February, 2015

Harpers is today repeating its calll out to independent wine merchants across the UK to lobby both their MP and local media to back the Drop the Duty campaign and invite both to their business so that they can hear their story for themselves.

 

 

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Hunters of Helmsly named Best Small Shop in the UK

Published:  26 February, 2015

Hunters of Helmsley, the Yorkshire deli and fine wine merchants, is the 2015 winner of the Best Small Shop Competition.

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Entries for Harpers Awards extended by a week to March 6

Published:  26 February, 2015

The deadline to enter the 2015 Harpers Awards has been extended by a weeek to March 6 to alllow extra time for the trade to collate their entries.

 

 

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WSTA welcomes Home Office decision to scrap locally-set licensing fees

Published:  26 February, 2015

The WSTA has welcomed the government's decision to scrap proposals for locally set licensing fees.

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TescoGate: Dan Jago to return to retailer following investigation

Published:  26 February, 2015

Dan Jago, who was suspended from his role as Tesco's director of wine, spirits and beer at the height of the fallout from the £263 million shortfall in the retailer's profits, is being reinstated and will return to the retailer in a new role on March 9.

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Now or never call by WSTA's Miles Beale for trade to back Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  26 February, 2015

With less than three weeks to go before the Budget, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, has made an empassioned appeal to the industry to act now and get fully behind its campaign to persuade the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty by 2% in his March Budget.

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