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M&S and Aldi driving growth in latest Kantar Worldpanel report

Published:  31 October, 2016

M&S and Aldi showed the strongest performances in Kantar's latest Worldpanel report for wine, measuring 24 week year on year share to 13 September 2016.

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Millennials behind Aldi and Lidl's growth as the fastest growing spenders on grocery shopping

Published:  28 October, 2016

Millennial-led households are the fastest growing spenders on grocery shopping and are driving the growth of the discounters, according to new data.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  28 October, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Morrisons launches new Chilean brand Head Honcho

Published:  27 October, 2016

Following the recent launch of the innovative Argentinian Club Asado, Morrisons' South American buying team have introduced a new, wholly-owned Chilean brand, Head Honcho. 

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First M&S listing for Champagne Lanson

Published:  26 October, 2016

Marks & Spencer is to list Champagne Lanson for the first time with its award-winning Extra Age Brut NV gift box.

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UK lags on wine affordability, survey shows

Published:  26 October, 2016

The UK ranks just 24th among the most affordable countries in which to buy wine, according to a survey released today.

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Co-op sets up European distribution hub in radical change to supply strategy for its continental wines

Published:  26 October, 2016

The words 'agility' and 'flexibility' are used frequently by Simon Cairns. As the Co-op's beers wines and spirits trading director, he has overseen a category enjoying buoyant growth this year, with a 4.3% increase in like for like sales across the sector, according to the latest Nielsen reports.

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Bath craft brewery pushes into the mainstream with national listing

Published:  24 October, 2016

Electric Bear Brewery has secured a listing with a nationwide hamburger joint, marking further penetration of craft beer into the on-trade.

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FSA reveals plans to let retailers "police themselves" on food standards

Published:  24 October, 2016

The Food Standards Agency has put forward proposals for a radical change to the way it ensures retailers keep up with food and drink hygiene standards, by allowing firms with top ratings to hire private firms to carry out the checks instead.

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Brexit: Prices hikes and freezes abound as stalwarts review prices

Published:  19 October, 2016

With the price of consumer favourites such as Marmite, chocolate and cheese set to rise, the drinks trade is having to make tough choices on how to cope with the devaluation of the pound.

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The changing face of Manchester's wine scene

Published:  17 October, 2016

As in any city, Manchester's independent wine merchants are particularly sensitive to the changes and fluctuations of the world around them, which can sometimes be a blessing as well as a curse.

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What's in store for wine sales this Christmas?

Published:  17 October, 2016

Having worked in wine retail at the sharp end, I well remember the run up to Christmas Eve - and in some detail.

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Morrisons targets premium spirits segment with Ableforth's listings

Published:  14 October, 2016

Morrisons is to list two new spirits from Kent-based distillery Ableforth's across 300 of its stores.

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The Unilever effect - Four months on from Brexit, is the trade beginning to feel the bite?

Published:  14 October, 2016

As Brexit and the drop in the value of the pound takes it's toll on Tesco, what's next for retailers?

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  14 October, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Dublin City Gin aims to replicate Irish success across the UK

Published:  12 October, 2016

The team behind the award-winning Dublin City Gin are targeting the UK market just months after launch.

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Borough Wines boosts team with two key hires

Published:  11 October, 2016

Independent London retailer Borough Wines & Beers has added two new senior appointments to its team as it continues its rapid expansion.

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Former Accolade brand manager launches trade-focused wine school

Published:  11 October, 2016

A new wine school has been launched offering bespoke training services to staff across both the off- and the on-trade.

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Majestic asks customers to choose new international craft beer

Published:  11 October, 2016

Majestic Wine is opening up its beer offering by asking customers vote for what they like and what they enjoy drinking.

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Q&A: ?Ewan Murray, The Wine Society

Published:  10 October, 2016

PR manager Ewan Murray has been with The Wine Society for over a decade. We spoke to him about what makes this cooperative retailer so different

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