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Diageo announces fully paid 26-week equal parental leave for all UK employees

Published:  03 April, 2019

Diageo UK has announced it will allow men and women 52 weeks parental leave, with the first 26-weeks fully paid.

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Brexit continues to impact supermarket spending

Published:  02 April, 2019

Consumer spending in the grocery sector has slowed for the third consecutive month, according to Nielsen.

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Switching to cans and lower abv can boost sales, says report

Published:  02 April, 2019

Producing low or no alcohol lines and switching from bottles to cans could boost sales for the wine trade, suggest new statistics on the craft beer industry.

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Co-op and Digital Goodie team up to launch online shop

Published:  02 April, 2019

The Co-op has launched its first online grocery home delivery service after teaming up with Finnish online outfit Digital Goodie. Live now, shoppers in central London can shop online and receive their order in less than two hours.

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Domaine des Sénons resurrects abandoned vineyards

Published:  01 April, 2019

Domaine des Sénons has announced the plantation of the first three hectares at Saint-Martin-du-Tertre.

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CyT premium wines deliver growth

Published:  01 April, 2019

Concha y Toro (CyT) UK has reported “sizeable value growth” from its premium wines.

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Jascots teams up with Beaujolais domaines

Published:  01 April, 2019

Jascots has added Beaujolais producers Lucien Lardy and his son, Yohan Lardy, to its portfolio.

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Chiswick Auctions spices up drinks arm with new team

Published:  29 March, 2019

London-based auctioneer Chiswick Auctions is in the process of a complete overhaul of its wine and spirits arm, aiming to attract high-end consumers alongside the more traditional wine collectors.

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Journey’s End revamps range

Published:  29 March, 2019

Journey’s End is revamping its range of wines to provide “clear differentiation” between its three series, Tales, V and Icon, while maintaining a “consistent theme across the family of wines”.

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Gin sales almost double in two years

Published:  29 March, 2019

The UK bought a record breaking 73 million bottles of gin last year across the on and off-trade (Nielsen/CGA), with off-trade sales peaking in the run up to Mother's Day.

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Indies Loire promotion in May

Published:  29 March, 2019

Harpers and Loire Valley Wines are calling out to all independent wine merchants to take part in an exciting new promotion of the region.

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The week that was

Published:  29 March, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Stannary St Wine Co moves top end Italian release to en primeur model

Published:  28 March, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has moved its annual Italian release of its top end producers to an en primeur sales model on the back of the "meteoric popularity of Italian wines".

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Buckingham Schenk goes veggie for portfolio update

Published:  28 March, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has bumped up its number of vegetarian-friendly wines, which now account for 70% of its wine list.

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LWC creates marketing team for Signature Brands

Published:  28 March, 2019

Drinks wholesaler LWC has created a marketing team for its Signature Brands arm to bolster market presence of that side of the business.

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Shift from shop to showroom is vital for the future of retail, says Majestic CEO

Published:  27 March, 2019

The chief executive of the newly rebranded Naked Wines has defended the decision to trim down its 200-store estate while shifting investment focus to the online side of the business.

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Trade ‘Dragons’ deliver verdict at inaugural Think France event

Published:  27 March, 2019

France should rally behind tourism to best promote its wines.

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Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ramps up UK promotion

Published:  27 March, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has increased its UK promotional activity for 2019.

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Hospitality missing out on gamification, claims report

Published:  27 March, 2019

The hospitality sector is losing out on increased productivity by not making use of gamified rewards, according to a new report.

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Gerard Basset memorial plans announced

Published:  27 March, 2019

The Basset family is to hold a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).

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