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Grocery industry needs to drive trust via transparency and traceability, says IGD chief

Published:  11 October, 2013

The grocery industry needs to have a revolution in transparency and traceability if it is to rebuild consumer trust, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the IGD, speaking at its 2013 convention in London this week.

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Ted Sandbach: three cheers to Oz Clarke for speaking out on supermarket discounted wine

Published:  10 October, 2013
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Independents back Oz Clarke's exposure of supermarket half-price wine deals

Published:  10 October, 2013

Wine critic Oz Clarke has been applauded today by many in the trade for putting the spotlight on half-price wine deals in the major supermarkets on this week's edition of the BBC TV consumer affairs programme Watchdog.

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Published:  10 October, 2013
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Published:  10 October, 2013
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Oddbins entreprenuer Nick Baile has died

Published:  10 October, 2013

Nick Baile, who was regarded as being one of the key figures in making Oddbins a national success in its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

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Booths rethinks its prices with new sampling strategy

Published:  10 October, 2013

Booths can't compete with other supermarkets in wine retail so has moved to give its wine department a more independent merchant style and price point range, according to its wine and spirits buyer Andy Green.

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Shortlist announced for Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  10 October, 2013

The shortlist for the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards has been announced and includes who the trade see as being the best performing retailers, supplilers and indiviudals in promoting and selling French wine in the UK.

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Team Morrisons

Published:  08 October, 2013

The success of any team rests not in how good any individual might be, but how all the team members work together.

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Steve Mosey on: Morrisons' wine opportunity, moving from supplier to retailer, suppliers and wine prices

Published:  08 October, 2013

Steve Mosey on: Morrisons' wine opportunity, moving from supplier to retailer, suppliers and wine prices

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"We have a £100m opportunity in wine..."

Published:  08 October, 2013

Having been born and brought up in the north you know what to expect when visiting Morrisons. Dubbed the "Supermarket of the north", it was the place you went for the weekly fruit and veg and Sunday roast ingredients. It was different from other supermarkets; it was more like going to a big indoor market with different shops selling fresh meat, fish, bread and cakes. I certainly wasn't disappointed when I walked into the, unsurprisingly, spick-and-span Morrisons next door to its headquarters in Bradford last week. Dry ice floated across the fresh fruit and veg, and the usual line-up of mini emporia selling fresh meat and baked goods were all there along the back wall. Gondola ends were filled with good northern favourites like Batchelors Bigga marrowfat peas and boxes of snowballs.

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Morrisons: suppliers overestimating lower-alcohol category

Published:  08 October, 2013

Wine suppliers are massively overestimating the importance of the lower-alcohol category and investing far too much time in developing new products, according to Morrisons head of wine.

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Morrisons bottles wines in the UK for the first time through Accolade Wines

Published:  07 October, 2013

Morrisons is to use Accolade Wines' bottling facility in Bristol as it looks to pack in the UK for the first time.

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Booths encourages trading up with wine-sampling campaign

Published:  07 October, 2013

Booths supermarkets is to step up its wine-sampling campaign in a strategic bid to move consumers away from cut-price offers.

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Asda tops supermarket wine buys for the biggest bargain

Published:  04 October, 2013

Shoppers looking for supermarket wine bargains best head to Asda, as data collected over the past four weeks shows it is consistently beating the prices of its major competitors.

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Morrisons wants to increase wine sales by £100m

Published:  04 October, 2013

Morrisons claims it has a minimum extra £100 million in sales to be gained from the wine category alone if it maximises its full potential, according to Steve Mosey, trading director for beers, wines and spirits.

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Tesco signs three-year business plan with Accolade Wines

Published:  04 October, 2013

Tesco has signed a three-year business plan with Accolade Wines, according to the producers of the number-one UK wine brand, Hardys.

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Morrisons Cellar is performing ahead of 'expectations' in first year of sales

Published:  03 October, 2013

Morrisons Cellar, the retailer's first online grocery offer, has surpassed the retailers' expectations in its first year of operation.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: let's show consumers the true cost of a bottle of wine

Published:  02 October, 2013

Jonathan Cahill's recent opinion piece about wine value, duty and consumer perception got me thinking. The central point of Jonathan's piece is that because alcohol duty is fixed it takes up a much bigger percentage of the retail price when the wine is cheap than when it is more expensive. Ergo we should be telling consumers that the higher the price they pay for a bottle of wine the more their money is buying wine rather than tax, so the better the value, and exponentially so.

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Published:  27 September, 2013
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