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Give and take at annual Vintners-hosted Drinks Trust event

Published:  15 January, 2024

The drinks trade burst back into life this week as over 150 illustrious guests gathered at Vintners’ Hall for a wine trade lunch on behalf of The Drinks Trust.

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Diageo profit warning knocks European drinks markets

Published:  13 November, 2023

Diageo has issued an unexpected trading statement to warn that this year’s revenue and profit will be significantly lower than the group previously expected – a blow which has had a serious knock-on effect for the European drinks sector.

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Friday read: Tequila overload and the celeb-driven bottleneck

Published:  27 October, 2023

Just as 818, the new tequila brand from Kardashian scion, Kendall Jenner, lands in the UK, Michael Goldstein, drinks entrepreneur behind Prosecco Ventures asks, ‘Can tequila’s fiery spirits brands continue their ascent, or will they fade into obscurity?’

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Soapbox: Calling time on sustainability inaction

Published:  10 October, 2023

With emissions targets slipping away, Denomination’s strategy director Mariella Menato urges action across the drinks industry

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LWC and Hills Prospect aim for ‘best-in-class’ partnership

Published:  15 September, 2023

LWC Drinks and Hills Prospect, both regulars on Harpers 50 Best Wholesalers list, have described how their new partnership will strengthen their overall customer proposition and leverage their individual skills, as LWC looks to increase its foothold in the crucial area of London and the South East.

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Nick Gillett: How independent brands can influence customer behaviour

Published:  17 July, 2023

Influencing consumers is something that all spirits brands try to do but it’s harder than you think.

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Drinks list expansions sound note of cautious optimism post-Covid

Published:  15 February, 2023

Encouraging new data has shown that menus are re-expanding again following a period of contraction and rationalisation during the worst months of Covid.

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Bar 1790

Published:  15 February, 2023

19-23 St Swithins Lane, London EC4N 8AD

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Jacuzzi

Published:  13 February, 2023

94 Kensington High St, London W8 4SJ

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Viajante 87

Published:  09 February, 2023

Basement 87, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why the trade should be asking ‘What could go right?’

Published:  01 February, 2023

According to research across 36 countries by IPSOS, a majority of people think the global economy will get worse in 2023. A whopping 79% think prices will rise faster than incomes, 57% believe it will be the hottest year on record in their country, and an alarming 48% think nuclear weapons will be used in a conflict somewhere in the world.

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‘Better for me’ drinks and ‘borderless wine’ among top innovative trends for 2023

Published:  23 January, 2023

Harpers caught up with some of the leading experts in the trade to share their top predictions for 2023.

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As alcohol lags behind on-trade recovery, where does the trade go from here?

Published:  10 November, 2022

The restaurant sector is showing some strong recovery after running the gauntlet for the past couple of years. However, alcohol’s future looks more tenuous, with the role of drinks – and the share of more expensive, premium products – becoming increasingly squeezed by ever-ratcheting living costs.  

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Drinks hold out over food in cost-of-living crisis

Published:  28 September, 2022

On-trade drinking occasions are holding up despite the cost-of-living crisis, according to drinks insights agency, Proof Insight.

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The Tent (At The End Of The Universe)

Published:  09 September, 2022

17 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BP

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Woven by Adam Smith

Published:  05 September, 2022

Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE

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Looking Ahead: Michael Saunders, C&C Group

Published:  08 August, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.

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Bibendum and The Drinks Trust partner up to develop wine skills

Published:  06 July, 2022

Bibendum and The Drinks Trust have partnered to offer free wine training as part of a joint initiative to train and educate the next generation of drink industry professionals.

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National Hospitality Day returns for second edition

Published:  29 June, 2022

A landmark event pioneered in 2021 will return to the UK this year, uniting a diverse cross-section of businesses in the hospitality sector.

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New signatories add to Harpers Sustainability Charter momentum

Published:  22 June, 2022

Barrique Fine Wines, Broadland Drinks and Spirits of Virtue have become the latest signatories to Harpers Sustainability Charter.

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