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Co-op to segment wines 'more fiercely' by demographics

Published:  20 May, 2012

The Co-operative is planning to segment its wines "more fiercely" by store demographics, adding more brands to the mix throughout and keeping quirkier wines for its premium shops.

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Full list of Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  18 May, 2012


The full list of finalists for next week's inaugural Harpers Awards can now be revealed.

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Indies buy wine direct to benefit from euro exchange rate

Published:  16 May, 2012

Independent retailers are seizing the opportunity to buy wines direct in order to boost their margins thanks to sterling's four-year high against the euro.

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Wine Stars finalists announced

Published:  16 May, 2012

An initiative giving wineries the chance to compete in a competition to secure a five-minute pitch with the UK's leading buyers has attracted almost 200 entries.

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Joe Wadsack: my take on Marks & Spencer's new East Mediterranean wine range

Published:  14 May, 2012


Lemonia, the most family-friendly, plate-smashy, authentic Greek restaurant in all of London was the venue for Marks & Spencer's latest press tasting on Friday.

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First Drinks launches £2 million Green Mark vodka campaign

Published:  14 May, 2012

First Drinks has launched a £2 million marketing programme for the Russian vodka Green Mark, which joined its portfolio earlier this year.

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Sainsbury's own label wine range performing strongly

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sainsbury's own-label wine range has grown by 13% in the last year, with its Taste the Difference leading the field, up 34%.

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Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The runners and riders for the inaugural Harpers Awards include leading players from the national and independent on and off-trade sectors, as well as major wine and spirits suppliers and distributors.

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Indie merchants shortlisted for awards

Published:  02 May, 2012

Independent merchants from across the country are in the running to win a series of accolades at the inaugural Harpers Awards, taking place at London's Honourable Artillery Company on May 22.

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Drinks trade makes the Rich List

Published:  30 April, 2012

The drinks trade secured around a dozen spots in the Sunday Times' Rich List 2012, published yesterday.

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Oddbins matches London's mayoral candidates with wines

Published:  25 April, 2012

Oddbins, the 35-strong high street wine retailer, has selected seven wines that "sum up" each of the mayoral candidates.

 

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D&D Wines enters administration

Published:  23 April, 2012

D&D Wines International has gone into adminstration.

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Vintage Seekers launches wine and spirits site, Shop by Celebration

Published:  23 April, 2012

Vintage Seekers, an online site aimed at the luxury market has launched 'Shop by Celebration' a curated collection of wines and spirits to celebrate anniversary years.

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Struggling drinks firms should seek help early

Published:  19 April, 2012

Drinks firms shouldn't wait until they're in distress before seeking help in the form of financial support, one expert has said.

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Oddbins' creditors left hanging

Published:  19 April, 2012

Oddbins creditors still haven't got any money back after the company went into administration and, while "preferential" suppliers will recover all monies owed, unsecured creditors will get just 1p in the £1 back, a creditors' report has revealed.

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Les Vignobles de Foncalieu - coup for co-op

Published:  13 April, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is witnessing a move to their own branded wines, above own label.

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Kumala targets busy consumers in off-trade campaign

Published:  13 April, 2012

Kumala is launching a consumer campaign targeting busy people by offering a chance to win a year's worth of help around the house.

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Retailers' own labels overtaking branded wines

Published:  26 March, 2012

It's a "scary" time for wine brands as supermarkets' own versions are leaving them out in the cold, say experts.

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Meet the buyers: Tesco

Published:  23 March, 2012
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Gallo's 'summer red' wins Sainsbury's Product Launch 2011

Published:  23 March, 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Red has been named Sainsbury's Product Launch of the Year 2011, at its BWS supplier conference.

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