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Shares plunge 25% at Majestic following profit warning

Published:  21 September, 2016

Shares of Britain's largest specialist wine retailer plummeted this morning following an announcement from the company that it expects profits to fall far below expectations in 2017.

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Mike Turner: Should parents let their kids have a go at wine?

Published:  20 September, 2016

There's been a few bits and pieces in the UK press recently about parents allowing their kids to drink alcohol with them at an earlier age than 18.

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UK Indian Summer and frost in Champagne spells success for English wines

Published:  16 September, 2016

Winemakers at Naked Wines are predicting a top vintage for English Sparkling wine thanks to a September heat wave and low rainfall.

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Tesco showcases revamped own brand range at autumn tasting

Published:  16 September, 2016

Tesco showcased over 130 wines at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden at its autumn retail tasting this week.

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

Published:  16 September, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Morrison H1 results show signs of recovery and beats expectations

Published:  15 September, 2016

Morrisons Supermarkets Plc first half of the year results are showing signs of recovery under the new leadership team and beat analysts expectations.

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31 days of German Riesling winners announced

Published:  14 September, 2016

The annual push to promote Germany's most famous grape has come to an end, with additional categories created to reflect the quality of entrants.

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Ocado sales continue to climb despite ongoing price wars

Published:  14 September, 2016

Ocado saw group sales climb 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter despite the chief executive indicating that the continued price wars were expected to continue in the future.

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New pastures for Lidl boss and Barwell & Jones MD

Published:  14 September, 2016

Two new departures have been announced since the end of last week.

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Morrisons targets millennials with launch of Asado Club in 250ml carry pack

Published:  12 September, 2016

Morrisons have thrown down the gauntlet in terms of collaborative product development, with a new, exclusive Argentinian Malbec, Asado Club.

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Mike Turner: Is online delivery crippling some in the wine trade?

Published:  01 September, 2016

When it comes to delivery services the fees can be crippling particularly for smaller businesses.

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Majestic Wine resurrects one-off parcels concept

Published:  30 August, 2016
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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  26 August, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Aldi publishes map of UK wine capitals

Published:  25 August, 2016

Glasgow is the UK capital for Prosecco while London is home of Champagne, according to discount supermarket Aldi.

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Bibendum launches 'Mode' a new tool to identify on-trade trends as they emerge

Published:  25 August, 2016

Bibendum's insights team has launched a new data tool called 'Mode' to help identify on-trade trends as they develop rather than relying on sales data that is often not captured until after a trend has already begun.

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Millennials: Fishing the $1.62 trillion pond

Published:  24 August, 2016

Millennials are the key to wine's future fortunes, but we need to know how to talk to them.

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Nielsen: Alcohol sales boom off the back of hot weather

Published:  23 August, 2016

Brits are celebrating the summer weather and alcohol sales have soared over the last four weeks according Nielsen most recent data out today.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Weather turns heat up on grocery sales

Published:  23 August, 2016

According to Kantar Worldpanel figures out this week, the good weather helped UK consumers increase their spend with grocers, with market growth hitting 0.3%.

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Cocktail craze responsible for soaring sales of gin at Waitrose

Published:  19 August, 2016

Sales of gin at Waitrose are up 17% on last year thanks to a new wave of millennials discovering gin-based cocktails.

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The new order at boutique merchants Friarwood

Published:  19 August, 2016

Facing fierce competition is a daily reality of selling fine wine in and around London.

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