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Diageo GB’s full year results reveal impact of on-trade closure

Published:  04 August, 2020

Diageo’s full year results reveal a 47% fall in operating profits globally as a result of the pandemic, with net sales of spirits down 8% globally, and a 4% dip in the UK.

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CyT Q2 results show “double-digit” uplift

Published:  31 July, 2020

Chilean producer Viña Concha y Toro has announced a 16.5% consolidated sales uplift in its Q2 results, posted today (31 July).

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Campari Group profits drop one third in Q2

Published:  28 July, 2020

The Campari Group has reported a 33.5% drop in net profit, down to €77.6m, across the second quarter of 2020, with sales down 11.3%, at €768.7m.

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Champagne fails to agree 2020 yield amid “worst crisis since WW2”

Published:  24 July, 2020

The Champenois are in disarray as efforts to reach agreement on the level of yield for the 2020 harvest failed at a recent meeting of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in Epernay.

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Harpers teams up with Loire Valley for indies promotion

Published:  25 June, 2020

Loire Valley Wines is once again to run its popular Independent Wine Merchant promotion this Autumn.

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“Smallest vintage in living memory” delights Oz winemakers, if not accountants

Published:  16 June, 2020

Off the back of a “rollercoaster ride”, variously involving frosts, drought, heatwaves, horrendous bush fires and finally the disruption of Covid-19, Australia’s 2020 vintage is expected to produce some “sensational wines” from a very low yielding crush.

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Grupo Rioja calls for more support as ‘Basque Wine’ shored up

Published:  10 June, 2020

Rioja wine producers have lashed out at the ‘insufficient measures’ adopted by the Spanish government yesterday to alleviate the impact of Covid-19 on Spain’s wine sector.

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Food & accommodation sectors have largest proportion furloughed

Published:  05 June, 2020

The extent to which lockdown has impacted on the UK hospitality sector has been thrown into sharp relief by the latest ONS (Office for National Statistics) figures.

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Guy Woodward: Hawking luxury during a pandemic

Published:  05 June, 2020

Around the world, many governments have excelled in recent months, quickly imposing rigorous, e ective measures, and pu ing to one side economic and ideological concerns for the greater good. Others, by contrast, have focused on massaging the facts to suit their narrative and clinging to a preconceived agenda in the face of a gathering storm.

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Alcohol sales knocked back until 2022

Published:  04 June, 2020

Despite the shift from on-trade to home drinking, lockdown could still leave a sobering £7bn hole in UK alcohol sales this year. 

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Innovation Survey: All change

Published:  27 May, 2020

For this year's Innovation Focus, Harpers once again surveyed the trade to uncover the latest business-improving innovations in the drinks world. Andrew Catchpole reports on the findings. 

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Wine Stars awards entry deadline extended to September

Published:  21 April, 2020

The deadline for entries to Harpers Wine Stars 2020 has been extended to 17 September.

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Chile

Published:  21 April, 2020

In the third of a series focusing on responses of the generic bodies to the current crisis, we talk to Anita Jackson, UK director, Wines of Chile

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Harpers 50 Best Indies 2020 – now open for nominations

Published:  25 March, 2020

We are once again launching our annual 50 Best Indies Awards, to recognise the best in the business of indie drinks retailing.

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Prowein postponed

Published:  29 February, 2020

Following growing speculation it has been announced that Prowein 2020 will be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Looking back on a decade - Part one

Published:  23 January, 2020

2010-2020 delivered incredible change on both a domestic and an international level. The Harpers team peers back at some of the key stories that continue to shape today’s trade

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SITT hits stride in London and Manchester

Published:  10 September, 2019

This autumn’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in London and Manchester were among the busiest and most focused events yet, with both off- and on-trade buyers feasting their senses at 45 supplier tables, plus a busy schedule of masterclasses.

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ProWein confirms event dates

Published:  19 September, 2018

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has confirmed that ProWein 2020 will take place from 15 to 17 March in Düsseldorf.

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