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WSTA refutes 'cosy relationship' between drinks industry and government

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling Update: Majestic Wine's Christmas sales up 5.9%

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Justin Howard-Sneyd MW joins board of closures company

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Shake-up at Bargain Booze parent board

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Rolling update: wine retailers celebrate festive Prosecco sales boom

Published:  03 January, 2014
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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: Rupert Pritchett, Taurus Wines

Published:  02 January, 2014

Rupert Pritchett of independent wine merchants, Taurus Wines, rounds up our festive series of 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 and 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014.

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Rolling update: Strong Christmas trading from independent wine merchants

Published:  02 January, 2014
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Drinkers urged to write to their MP to get the Chancellor to Call Time on Duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

As part of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Call Time on Duty campaign, being launched today to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator and raise £230m and 6,000 jobs in the process, it is calling on the public to show their support and email a letter to their local MP to put pressure on the Chancellor.

Here is a copy of that letter which members of the trade are also being urged to pass on to their customers to get the maximum amount of support for the campaign.

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Scrapping duty escalator will raise £230m and 6,000 jobs says WSTA's new Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  18 December, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today ramping up the pressure on the governement to scrap the alcohol duty esclator by claiming it would generate £230 million and create 6,000 jobs if it was dropped before the 2014 budget.

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Major buyers from all channels sign up to first Wine Buyers' Forum

Published:  17 December, 2013

Buyers that have signed up to the inaugural Wine Buyers' Forum to be held in Windsor next March have on average over £2 million worth of buying power each.

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The 7 Best Ways to Improve Online Conversion

Published:  17 December, 2013

Find out how to make the most of your website and take steps to improve online conversion rates with this report from RedEye and Econsultancy and its Conversion Rate Optimization Report. This study looks at what methods and techniques are being used by the larger e-commerce companies and comes up with seven key ways in which e-commerce business can improve their website conversion. Click on the report attached.

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Cambridge Wine Merchants named as Sud de France Retailer of the Year

Published:  09 December, 2013

Cambridge Wine Merchants has been named the Sud de France Retailer of the Year in a competition run by the region's generic body, in association with Harpers.

 

 

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Consumers not convinced by premium New World sparkling wine says Tesco's Jewell

Published:  06 December, 2013

The market for New World sparkling wine in the UK is likely to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future, according to Tesco wine buyer Laura Jewell MW.

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New Zealand and France hit International Wine Challenge's top spot

Published:  04 December, 2013
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Metro Group looks to drive wine growth in Russia

Published:  02 December, 2013

Metro Group, the world's fifth largest retail operation, is looking to widen its reach across Russia, the company's second largest wine market after France, and urged delegates at last month's Wine Vision to seriously invest in the country.

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Andrew Park on protecting customers from wine investment scams

Published:  02 December, 2013

We regularly hear of fine wine investment companies going bump and customers' supposed holdings turning out to be non-existent. Wine trade law specialist Andrew Park of  APP Wine Lawlooks what reputable merchants can do to ensure that their customers are not at risk.

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Independents should target the "ethical" under-35 consumer says IGD

Published:  27 November, 2013

Specialist independent wine merchants and retailers looking to sell organic, Fairtrade and ethically sourced wine and spirits are urged to specifically target the under-35 age group as they are the most likely consumers to want to buy such products, according to new IGD research released today.

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Shoppers waiting for Christmas deals before spending says Nielsen

Published:  26 November, 2013

Consumers are increasingly holding back on their grocery shopping and waiting for Christmas deals to come in to play as the performance of the UK's major supermarkets declined for the third successive 12-week period, according to the latest statistics from retail analysts Nielsen.

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Independent Wine Crew joins forces to help each other run better businesses

Published:  25 November, 2013
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Online grocery sector set to increase by 123% in the next five years

Published:  22 November, 2013

Online grocery sales are set to grow by a staggering 123% to be worth £14.6 billion by 2018, according to the Institute of Grocery Distribution.

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