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Industry leaders confident about global economy says Wine Vision study

Published:  31 October, 2013

Up to 75% of the wine industry executives set to attend next month's inaugural Wine Vision conference said they were "confident" or "very confident" about the global economy and its impact on the sector.

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Key for future sales is teaching next generation about the language of taste

Published:  28 October, 2013

If the wine industry is to attract new consumers to the category it should look to work with the education sector in teaching children about the language of taste and understanding what different tastes are.

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Waitrose aims to be contrary, Price tells 2013 IGD Convention

Published:  23 October, 2013
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Spar Ireland pilots new Wine Wizard app to aid selection

Published:  22 October, 2013

Spar stores in Ireland are piloting a new wine app, available on iPhone and in-store iPad kiosks, designed to aid wine selection.

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Level of wine duty fraud would make it biggest player in UK market, says Conviviality chief

Published:  18 October, 2013

According to Keith Webb, franchise director of Conviviality Retail, a loss of 11% of wine to duty fraud is a "huge proportion of the market" and would "make it the single biggest retailer of wine in the country".

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France Summit to reveal latest off-trade and promotional performance of French wine

Published:  17 October, 2013
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Asda's new online Wine Shop will bring more young winemakers to UK

Published:  15 October, 2013

Asda's new bespoke online Wine Shop will allow it to broaden the number of producers it works with and introduce new, younger winemakers to the UK, according to head buyer Philippa Carr MW.

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Asda looks to ramp up its wine offer with new bespoke online Wine Shop

Published:  15 October, 2013

Asda is to launch its first bespoke online wine offer on October 28 which will give its customers the chance to select a mixed case of six wines from a range of 500.

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Tristan Rogers on why Tesco needs to look more at working collaboratively

Published:  14 October, 2013

Tesco recently reported an unprecedented fall in like-for-like sales across all 10 of its international businesses.  The obvious question is 'why?' - but when you are dealing with a beast as big as Tesco, there are no easy answers.

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Berry Bros & Rudd set for multi-million pound losses as restructuring continues

Published:  14 October, 2013

Berry Bros & Rudd, the 315 year-old family owned wine merchants, is reported to be filing a £7.3 million pre-tax loss for this financial year.

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Your chance to take part in global international wine survey for Wine Vision conference

Published:  14 October, 2013

Harpers is conducting a major international survey of wine figures around the world to assess how the global wine industry is feeling about the opportunities and challenges facing the sector ahead of the wine leaders conference, Wine Vision, to be held in London next month.

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Corks Out backs Oz Clarke's BBC Watchdog report with charts showing wine value

Published:  14 October, 2013

Corks Out, the north west independent wine merchant, is keeping the momentum going about the real cost of wine in different priced bottles of wine, as highlighted by wine critic, Oz Clarke, on last week's BBC Watchdog programme, with a series of charts it has produced to highlight the issue to its customers.

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Meet Mark Jarman, head of wine operations, Morrisons

Published:  11 October, 2013

"We are developing a strategy that is collaborative and essentially, the rationale for this is that the buying role is massive with a lot details day to day. It is very hard in a traditional wine-buying structure to give the time and resources required to the sourcing element because it is a very complex sector and product"

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Meet Trish Lorimer, wine buyer, Morrisons

Published:  11 October, 2013

"It has been very exciting. I have been on the sourcing team for two and half years. In that time it has changed beyond all recognition, with the focus that has been put on wine since Steve [Mosey] has got the team structure that he wants and the layout."

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Meet Laura Sheen, wine buyer, Morrisons

Published:  11 October, 2013

"One of the biggest challenges I have been tasked with is Morrisons Cellar. It's a really interesting challenge and it is still fairly early days. We are really trying to get the message right around wine online. As part of the online buying experience, Taste Test is part of that design."

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Meet Jonathan Olding, wine buyer, Morrisons

Published:  11 October, 2013

"We all have completely different strengths in completely different areas. It does help a lot to be able to have different members of the team able to focus on the very different areas. We have massively different experiences in wine from some of us with only a little bit too expert levels, but it all helps to strengthen the overall structure of the team."

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Meet Georgina Reed, wine buyer, Morrisons

Published:  11 October, 2013

"As a buyer merchandising in under £5 and under£ 8, what is actually on the shelf the quality is there and we are delivering. For over £8, we need the proper quality of the wine to really come through. If someone is buying an over-£8 bottle then they know their wine, so we need to make sure we get that right."

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Oddbins "positive" about double-digit growth

Published:  11 October, 2013

Oddbins is on track to report double-digit growth for 2013 compared to last year, according to wine buyer, Ana Sapungui.

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Asda: Income Tracker Report

Published:  11 October, 2013

In this comprehensive analysis of the spending power of the average UK consumer, Asda has assessed the situation in all areas of the country and not only looks at how the financial crisis has changed consumers' shopping behaviour now, but looks at how they are going to change in the coming years.

 

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Asda is using social media to drive sales and get closer to consumers

Published:  11 October, 2013

Asda is maximising the value of social media, according to its chief marketing officer Stephen Smith.

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