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Copestick Murray reports strong performance on back of 'iheart' and Prosecco

Published:  01 June, 2015

Copestick Murray reported turnover up 15% to £23.6m in 2014 on the strength of its leading wine and Prosecco brands, 'iHeart' wine and Mionetto.

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Gusbourne Estate set to raise £3.57m from share to boost investment

Published:  28 May, 2015

English wine producer Gusbourne Estate is looking to raise more than £3.57m to invest in its winery and brand.

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Top ten things to know about the Majestic and Naked Wines merger

Published:  11 May, 2015

Last month following the announcement that Naked Wines was to be acquired by Majestic Plc for £70m, harpers.co.uk had an opportunity to talk with both Eamon Fitzgerald, the managing director of Naked Wines and the new chief executive officer, Rowan Gormley of Majestic Plc about what the merger would mean for their businesses.

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Convivality Retail reports "solid year" as revenues rise on back of investments

Published:  11 May, 2015

Conviviality Retail, the owners of Wine Rack and Bargain Booze, said it was on track for a 'solid' year following investment and expansion of the business.

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Naked Wines eyes up growth following its partnership with Majestic

Published:  11 May, 2015

Naked Wine's managing director Eamon FitzGerald talk to Harpers about the future of the new Naked Wines following its acquistion by Majestic.

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UK vineyards 'missing out' on tax benefits introduced in the Budget

Published:  11 May, 2015

UK vineyards are missing out on tax benefits that are available to farmers, market gardeners and hop growers, Harpers has learned.

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Smith Report: Election 2015: trade impact

Published:  08 May, 2015

The 2015 General Election has been a close call right to the end. But are the potential impacts the results could have on the drinks trade?

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Morrisons continues to face challenges as sales slump 1.1% in Q1

Published:  07 May, 2015

Morrisons reported like-for-like sales down 2.9% in the first quarter of the financial year today with total sales (excluding fuel) down 1.1%.

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Sainsbury's posts first loss in ten years

Published:  06 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has posted the first loss in more than ten years, but analysts agree the annual results are better than expectations.

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Kantar: £532m lost from supermarket revenue pool in just three months

Published:  06 May, 2015

Kantar Worldpanel released it most recent UK retail figures today showing that "a massive £532m has been taken out of the supermarket revenue pool in just three months" according to Fraser McKevitt, the head of retail and consumer insights at Kantar.

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Gusbourne Plc sales surge 56% in 2014, but posted a £1m loss for the year

Published:  29 April, 2015

English wine company Gusbourne Plc sales surged 56% for the financial year 2014, but because of expansion investments the company also reported a net loss of over £1m for the same period.

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Diageo mulls fate of United Spirits boss Vijay Mallya

Published:  27 April, 2015

Diageo is mulling the fate of United Spirits boss Vijay Mallya, after its Indian- based subsidiary issued a vote of no-confidence in him over the weekend.

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BrewDog launches £25m crowdfunding bid

Published:  23 April, 2015

BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, yesterday launched its biggest crowdfunding scheme to date.

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Kent winery Chapel Down hails "excellent" year as sales rise 21%

Published:  23 April, 2015

English wine producer Chapel Down hailed an "excellent year" after seeing year-on-year sales rise 21% during 2014 to £6.1m.

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Pernod Ricard's third quarter results shows sales improving

Published:  23 April, 2015

Sales are improving at Pernod Ricard according to its third quarter financial results, reporting a 2% increase in organic sales to €6.5b and a 6% rise in reported growth for the first 9 months of the financial year.

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Tesco 2015 results report a £6.4 billion loss

Published:  22 April, 2015

Tesco has reported the worst annual financial results in the retailer's 96 year history, showing a loss of £6.376bn and underlying profit before tax fall just over 70% for the year.

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Treasury Wine Estates stock recovering strongly, hitting a 52-week high

Published:  17 April, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates stock price hit a 52-week high this week peaking at AUD$5.89 per share before retreating and closing at $5.89.

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Diageo net sales slide in the third quarter as volumes fall

Published:  16 April, 2015

Diageo saw net sales fall 0.7% in the third quarter of this year, with volumes also down 0.8%.

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Slowdown in China affects growth in LVMH wines and spirits divison

Published:  15 April, 2015
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Remy Cointreau reports sales boost on back of liqueurs and spirit growth

Published:  15 April, 2015

Spirits company Remy Cointreau saw a "significant" boost to sales in the last quarter of 2014, and reported positive growth of 0.6% in the 12 months to 31 March.

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