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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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Oddbins introduces TV talent show element to hunt for best amateur wine taster

Published:  28 May, 2014

High street wine retailer Oddbins is expecting a record turnout of 25,000 entrants for its third annual search for the UK's best amateur taster in The Palate competition.

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Katie Cooper on why the Berry Bros' Wine Club stands out from the pack

Published:  28 May, 2014

Douglas Blyde catches up with Katie Cooper, manager of Berry Bros & Rudd's Wine Club, on the kind of wines and service she offers its growing band of members.

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The Co-operative boosts wine buying team with Gyles Walker

Published:  27 May, 2014
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Premium New Zealand wine commerce site launches in UK

Published:  27 May, 2014

Top New Zealand wine expert Melanie Brown is launching an e-commerce site dedicated to over 160 premium New Zealand wines for the UK market.

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Convenience stores set to grow by 30% in next five years to hit £50 billion in sales

Published:  27 May, 2014

The rise in local top up shopping is set to continue over the coming years with the overall UK convenience market set to be worth £49 billion by 2019, growing by over 30% over the next five years according to the IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution).

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Vente Privée to ramp up flash sales of top wines to UK market

Published:  27 May, 2014

Flash sales site vente-privee.com is looking to ramp up sales of prestigious wines as UK customers are flocking to the site in search of big-name bargains.

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

Published:  23 May, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Aldi searches for consumer wine tasting panel on Twitter

Published:  23 May, 2014

Aldi has turned to Twitter to track down "aspiring wine connoisseurs" to form a consumer tasting panel for the retailer.

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Marks & Spencer's head of wine Andrew Bird takes role at Woolworths South Africa

Published:  23 May, 2014

Marks & Spencer's wine boss and head of trading Andrew Bird is leaving his role next month to take up a two-year post at Woolworths of South Africa.

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Morrisons to offer bespoke wine range at convenience stores

Published:  22 May, 2014

Morrisons is making major changes to its wine offering throughout its expanding convenience arm.

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