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

Published:  03 October, 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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Morrisons goes head to head against other grocers with new price-matching scheme

Published:  03 October, 2014

Morrison's announced it is newest strategy in taking on discount grocers Aldi and Lidl for the first time with the introduction of the a new price-matching loyalty card scheme called 'Match & More.'

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Morrisons' and Waitrose's profits slide as Ocado sales jump

Published:  12 September, 2014

Morrisons and Waitrose are the most recent losers of the fierce supermarket price wars that have erupted across the UK in the last year. WM Morrison reported just over a 30% decline in half-yearly profits on Thursday, while Waitrose which had remained relatively unscathed by the competition, reported a 9.4% drop in profits for its half yearly results.

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Morrisons first supermarket to launch new green wine closure

Published:  19 August, 2014

Morrisons has become the first major UK retailer to use the environmentally friendly GL closure - which employs 64% less aluminium - on its own brand Soave wine.

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Aldi on verge of overtaking Waitrose as sales jump a further 32%

Published:  30 July, 2014

 

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Morrisons UK crowdsourced Rosemount Estates wine to be released

Published:  21 July, 2014

Morrisons and Treasury Wine Estates' Rosemount Estate brand will release their crowdsourced blend at the end of this month.

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Morrisons to cut 2,600 jobs

Published:  19 June, 2014

Morrisons is planning to cut 2,600 jobs as a result of a new management structure in stores.

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Morrisons wins the battle of the multiples at Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  03 June, 2014

Morrisons was the big supermarket winner at last night's Harpers Awards 2014 held at London's Hurlingham Club picking up both the overall Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year and the Best Multiple Online Drinks Retailer of the Year awards.

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Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

Published:  02 June, 2014

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Morrisons to offer bespoke wine range at convenience stores

Published:  22 May, 2014

Morrisons is making major changes to its wine offering throughout its expanding convenience arm.

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Morrisons to deliver chilled wine direct to customers' doors

Published:  21 May, 2014

Morrisons is to deliver chilled wine direct to consumers' doors as part of changes being made to its online business.

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Waitrose to grow online wine share with new website

Published:  08 May, 2014

Waitrose plans to grow its online wine share with the launch of a specialist site Waitrose Cellar.

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Morrisons puts faith in further price cuts after another fall in sales

Published:  08 May, 2014

Morrisons like for like sales have declined by 7.1% in the first quarter, as the supermarket hopes its promised price cuts and revamped stores will sway consumers in its direction.

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Morrisons shelves standalone wine site Morrisons Cellar

Published:  07 May, 2014

Supermarket Morrisons has decided to pull away from running its own standalone wine retail website and instead combine it with its new general grocery website, Morrisons.com.

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Independents to receive expert advice on online retailing at PLB Manchester roadshow

Published:  04 March, 2014

Expert advice on the do's and dont's of online retailing will be part of tomorrow's PLB roadshow tasting for independent retailers taking place in Manchester.

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Morrisons ecommerce site goes live

Published:  10 January, 2014
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Rolling update: Major retailers report mixed Xmas results, but wines still perform well

Published:  09 January, 2014
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New Zealand and France hit International Wine Challenge's top spot

Published:  04 December, 2013
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Morrisons full online grocery offer to go live on January 10

Published:  22 November, 2013

Morrisons has confirmed its first home delivery online grocery service will go live on January 10 which promises to make full use of its partnership with online specialist retailer Ocado.

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Retailers use social media to make more consumer friendly wines

Published:  13 November, 2013

Retailers are increasingly turning to social media to help create new wines they hope will prove popular with consumers.

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