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Seckford Agencies toasts sales growth

Published:  12 September, 2014

Seckford Agencies has seen sales grow by 10 to 15% in the past year, says director David Cartwright.

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Tesco expands Dan Jago's global wine role to include beer and spirits

Published:  11 September, 2014

Tesco's UK and group wine director Dan Jago is to increase his responsibilities with the addition of the beer and spirits portfolio.

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Diageo looks to tech start-ups to help drive innovation with Diageo Technology Ventures

Published:  09 September, 2014

Diageo is looking to harness the power of tech start-ups with its new Diageo Technology Ventures, in the hopes of identifying growth opportunities.

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Pound Sterling slides ahead of Scottish independence vote

Published:  08 September, 2014

The Great British pound sterling hit a five-month low of against the US dollar to close last week at 1.632 GBP/USD following reports of increased support for Scottish independence.

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Chapel Down turns to crowdfunding to drive English wine growth plans

Published:  08 September, 2014

Leading English winery, Chapel Down,  is continuing to drive its growth by looking for private investors to support it through a crowdfunding scheme.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  05 September, 2014

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

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Paying suppliers late now seen as normal business practice says MasterCard study

Published:  04 September, 2014

Paying suppliers late is now seen as part of normal business practice by many international companies, according to a new study.

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Pernod Ricard still 'extremely optimistic' about China despite 23% drop

Published:  03 September, 2014

Despite taking a 23% hit in China, according to Pernod Ricard's year-end financial results, the company is still "extremely optimistic" about the potential of the Chinese market moving forward.

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Treasury Wine Estates may delay AGM due to possible takeover

Published:  01 September, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates announced that it would most likely be postponing its Annual General Meeting (AGM) that is scheduled to be held on 30 October, 2014 to a later date so shareholders could vote the same day as the AGM to potentially consider a possible takeover.

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Tesco's shares tumble after second profit warning

Published:  29 August, 2014

Tesco's stock tumbled 8.0% in early trading today as the company issued a second profit warning this year and announced it would be cutting its dividend by 75%.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  29 August, 2014

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

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Brown-Forman posts positive Q1 financial results

Published:  28 August, 2014

Brown-Forman's income increased by 7% despite sales not growing at the same rate as last year, said the company as it reported its first financial quarter results for the three months ending July 31 2014.

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Pernod Ricard year-end results down thanks to China slump and foreign exchange rates

Published:  28 August, 2014

Sales for the 2014 financial year declined by 7% to €7,945 million due to a unfavourable foreign exchange rates and the Chinese market taking a -23% hit according to Pernod Ricard's annual financial report.

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Stock Spirits H1 sales hit by Polish duty hikes

Published:  28 August, 2014

Stock Spirits saw revenues fall by 10% to €137.7 million as a 15% hike in Polish excise duty hit consumption levels in the six months to June 30.

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Scottish independence: whisky heavyweights say business case 'not made'

Published:  27 August, 2014

A host of the biggest names in Scotch whisky have signed an open letter warning that the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

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Virgin Wines records best ever sales for July

Published:  27 August, 2014

Virgin Wines celebrated its best month in its 14-year history in July, as its web sales grew 22% year on year.

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Grande Dame of wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild dies

Published:  26 August, 2014

Leading light of the global wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, head of the Rothschild family dynasty, has died aged 80.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  22 August, 2014

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

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Pay increases on the rise as the economy improves says XpertHR

Published:  22 August, 2014

There are signs that an improving economy are finally being seen in pay packets and salary increases across the country, according to new research from pay specialists, XpertHR.

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Treasury Wine Estates annual results show net loss of over AUD$100m for 2014

Published:  21 August, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates posted a net loss of AUD$100.9 million with net profits tanking, down by 33% for the year to June 30, 2014.

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