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Majestic Wine profits flat in 'difficult year' as investment planned

Published:  16 June, 2014

Majestic Wine has reported a small dip in like-for-like sales, down 0.1%, but fine wine sales have rocketed by a fifth while Provence rosé is up 84%.

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Wine still one of the most heavily promoted grocery categories

Published:  12 June, 2014

Almost six out of every 10 bottles of wine are sold on promotion in the UK, according to figures from Nielsen for the past year. 

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BrewDog sees profits skyrocket to £2.3 million

Published:  09 June, 2014

Maverick Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has seen its profits skyrocket by 383% to £2.3 million for 2013, with turnover up 70% to £18 million.

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Rioja needs own wine trade tasting week to compete at top end

Published:  09 June, 2014

Rioja needs to introduce its own trade tasting week, if it is to compete at the top end with Bordeaux or Burgundy, says a senior UK buyer.

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Laithwaite's pioneers online recommendations with Amazon-style service

Published:  05 June, 2014

Laithwaite's is offering customers Amazon-style tasting recommendations based on an algorithm that creates a taste fingerprint for each wine on its website.

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Britain's shoppers now too savvy to buy solely on promotion, says Nielsen

Published:  03 June, 2014

Britain's grocery shoppers are no longer tempted to buy just because something's on promotion, according to data from analysts Nielsen.

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Corks Out and Le Vignoble are Top Merchants of the Year in Harpers Awards

Published:  03 June, 2014

Corks Out in the North West and Le Vignoble in Plymouth have been named best large and small Top Merchants of the Year in the Harpers Awards 2014 announced last night at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Morrisons wins the battle of the multiples at Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  03 June, 2014

Morrisons was the big supermarket winner at last night's Harpers Awards 2014 held at London's Hurlingham Club picking up both the overall Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year and the Best Multiple Online Drinks Retailer of the Year awards.

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London Wine Fair opens with Harpers debate on consumer power

Published:  02 June, 2014

How companies can successfully harness consumer power as the central point of their business strategy will be the theme of this morning's Harpers debate on the opening day of the London Wine Fair.

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Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

Published:  02 June, 2014

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Tesco's Laura Jewell hits out at suppliers that fail to understand how multiples operate

Published:  30 May, 2014

Laura Jewell MW, head of Tesco's wine development team, has hit out at suppliers that fail to understand the needs of major retailers.

 

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Logistics case studies

Published:  30 May, 2014

Case studies from Tesco, Matthew Clark, Enotria, Berry Bros & Rudd, Liberty Wines, Laithwaite's Wine and Jascots Wine Merchants

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Own-label Champagne sales lose their fizz says Lanson research

Published:  30 May, 2014

Retailer and own-label Champagne brands have plummeted 16% by value according to the latest category report from Champagne house Lanson.

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Tesco's Laura Jewell MW on what she wants from wine suppliers

Published:  30 May, 2014

In the first of a series of buyer-to-buyer interviews, Angela Mount talks to Laura Jewell MW about her role as Tesco's wine category product development manager and what she is looking for from her suppliers

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Retailers look at supply chain management in order to cut costs and squeeze profits

Published:  30 May, 2014

Has there ever been more pressure on all levels of the supply chain to cut costs and squeeze profits? Harpers.co.uk looks at what options drinks companies have to make the necessary cuts but still remain competitive as the trade looks harder at cost-saving efficiencies.

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Retail sales figures show continued growth, but food and drink sector still struggling

Published:  29 May, 2014

Retail sales showed steady growth for the sixth consecutive month in the year to May according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest figures.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  29 May, 2014

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Hardys launches direct-to-consumer online wine store

Published:  29 May, 2014

Accolade owned wine brand Hardys is getting into direct-to-consumer sales with the launch of its 1853 Club, dedicated to online sales of its more premium wines.

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Generation Y confused by wine category

Published:  29 May, 2014

Young people aged 18 - 34 - the so-called Generation Y -  may consider themselves to be tech savvy and confident, but when it comes to choosing and buying wine they remain confused and intimidated by the category.

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Berry Bros & Rudd revamps Basingstoke wine store

Published:  28 May, 2014

Wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has revamped its Basingstoke Warehouse shop which will officially open later this week.

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