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Virgin Wines ramps up focus on home wine tastings as sales rocket

Published:  21 October, 2014

Virgin Wines is turning the spotlight onto home wine tasting parties by adding new recruits and rebranding from Fabulous Wines to Wines at Mine after seeing sales grow 54% in the past year.

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Leading lights of UK wine trade gather for today's Harpers France Summit

Published:  21 October, 2014

Leading figures from all channels of the wine trade will be today taking part in the second Harpers France Summit to look at ways in which retailers, restaurants, distributors and importers can make the most of French wine in the UK.

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Over 200 wineries head for Amsterdam's expanded World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Published:  20 October, 2014

Up to 200 wineries will be heading to Amsterdam next month for the sixth annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition.

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TescoGate will rock trust and confidence in all grocery multiples warn retail analysts

Published:  20 October, 2014

Leading City and retail analysts fear consumers will be "horrified" by the fall-out from  the Tesco accounting scandal which could have a knock-on effect on consumer confidence of not only the UK's biggest supermarket but across all major grocery retailers.

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TescoGate will lead to 'seismic change' in retailer/supplier relations, says Angela Mount

Published:  17 October, 2014

Ex-Somerfield head wine buyer Angela Mount says the Tesco accounting scandal has lifted the lid on how retailers treat suppliers and given suppliers the "strength to speak out".

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TescoGate will see end to "dodgy practices" and a reformed grocery sector, predict analysts

Published:  17 October, 2014

The grocery retail sector will never be the same again in the wake of the TescoGate accounting scandal now the lid has been lifted over supermarket and supplier relations.

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TescoGate Special Report: how will retailers and suppliers work together in the future

Published:  17 October, 2014

Leading analysts and trade experts are divided over whether the Tesco accounting scandal will have ramifications for the wider trade. Some say there will be "no change whatsoever" in the retail landscape, while others say the change will be "seismic".

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Angela Mount: TescoGate - lifting the lid on supplier/retailer relations

Published:  17 October, 2014

Angela Mount, ex-Somerfield buyer, gives her view on what is happening at Tesco and other major retailers as a result of the financial scandal and director suspensions.

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TescoGate: Supermarket is rudderless and 'fighting fires' in wake of suspensions

Published:  17 October, 2014

The suspension of Dan Jago, head of wine, and seven other directors at Tesco has left the retailer rudderless and "fighting fires" as it heads into Christmas and the busiest trading period of the year.

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Leading suppliers take the initiative to promote Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  16 October, 2014

 

Leading suppliers to the independent merchant sector are working with Harpers to promote the steps they are taking to improve their level of service and offer to independent retailers across the country.

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TescoGate analysis: What next for suppliers and grocery multiples

Published:  15 October, 2014

Wine suppliers call for clarity over where multiples are headed next, as the Tesco scandal claims its first wine executive.

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TescoGate latest: Suppliers reel from Jago suspension

Published:  15 October, 2014

Tesco wine suppliers are reeling and calling for steps to be taken to bring confidence back to the supply base following the news that global BWS director Dan Jago has been suspended.

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Tesco's Dan Jago suspended as investigation into £250m profit overstatement continues

Published:  14 October, 2014

Dan Jago, Tesco's global head of wine, beer and spirits, has been suspended along with two other directors as the investigation into the £250 million accounting blackhole at the retailer continues.

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Sparkling wine sales up 15% in last year, says Kantar

Published:  13 October, 2014

Sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, with sales up by 15% to £541 million in the past year in the off-trade, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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

Published:  10 October, 2014

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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M&S teams up with top Plumpton student to make pink English fizz

Published:  10 October, 2014

Marks & Spencer is to produce a new style of pink sparkling wine along with England's Plumpton College's top final year wine production student Karen Telford.

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Naked Wines looks to recruit 25,000 more angels by year-end

Published:  09 October, 2014

Naked Wines is hoping to have 250,000 angels by the end of the year, as it toasts growth of 49% for the year to date.

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Last chance to win Rising Stars place at Wine Vision

Published:  09 October, 2014

Emerging talents in the wine trade have the chance to attend this month's world leaders' conference, Wine Vision, by winning a special grant as part of Harpers Rising Stars initiative.

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Smaller format bag-in-box wines lead revival in category

Published:  09 October, 2014

Bag-in-box is due a revival, with smaller formats leading the way, according to figures from Nielsen which show the 2.25 litre box has grown 8.7% by volume in the past year.

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Discounters are most "disruptive" force in retailing in 20 years say grocery and drinks chiefs

Published:  09 October, 2014

A poll of top-level food, drink and grocery executives at this week's IGD Convention reveals the rise of the discounters is the most "disruptive" influence on the grocery sector in the last 20 years.

 

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