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Artisanal spirits drive double-digit Halewood growth

Published:  02 January, 2020

Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported double-digit annual growth boosted by a strong performance from several of its key artisanal spirits brands, including Whitley Neill Gin.

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Liqueur sales hit £1.3bn

Published:  02 January, 2020

Sales of liqueurs have hit their highest level to date with 43 million bottles sold across the on and off-trade in the last 12 months, equating to £1.3bn.

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Hazel Murphy remembered as champion of Australian wine

Published:  02 January, 2020

The trade awoke to a new year with the sad news that Hazel Murphy AM had passed away on 1 January.

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Wine Paris unveils new initiative

Published:  20 December, 2019

Wine Paris has unveiled a new initiative designed to inform stakeholders of the “evolution of the global wine marketplace”.

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Mangrove appoints on-trade sales director

Published:  20 December, 2019

Mangrove UK has promoted its current South sales manager Chris Pollard to on-trade sales director.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Harpers

Published:  20 December, 2019

As we hurtle towards the end of 2019 and a new decade, the Harpers team would like to wish all in the trade a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Wine in a can? Well yes, maybe…

Published:  20 December, 2019

Neil Anderson sizes up new research on what the Y & Z generations want from a tin of vino

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Brockmans appoints former Jägermeister executive as MD

Published:  19 December, 2019

English gin producer Brockmans has appointed former Mast-Jägermeister and Russian Standard Vodka executive Guy Lawrence to the newly created role of MD as part of its ambitious plans to double sale in five years.

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Hillebrand acquires US warehouse and transportation business

Published:  19 December, 2019

Hillebrand has acquired US warehouse and transportation business Royal Logistics and Royal Service Transport (Royal) for an undisclosed sum.

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Boutinot adds three Spanish agencies

Published:  19 December, 2019

Boutinot has strengthened its Spanish portfolio with the addition of three new agencies: Gomez Cruzado in Rioja, Bodegas Granbazan in Rías Baixas and Menade in Rueda.

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Hallgarten strengthens marketing team with two new appointments

Published:  19 December, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has strengthend its marketing team with two new recruits, increasing the size of the team to 14.

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Gusbourne expands global reach

Published:  19 December, 2019

Gusbourne has announced it is extending its global reach with new distribution partners in seven countries from the start of 2020.

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Spotlight on 2020: Hugh Sturges, Jeroboams

Published:  19 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Inter Beaujolais appoints new MD

Published:  18 December, 2019

Inter Beaujolais has appointed Cécile Bossan-Redon as its new MD, taking over from Jean Bourjade.

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Chablis declares 2019 a "quality” vintage

Published:  18 December, 2019

The Chablis Commission of the BIVB has declared 2019 a “quality" vintage.

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Over 150 companies back female mentoring initiative

Published:  18 December, 2019

Over 150 leading employers across the UK have signed up to a mentoring initiative to help women in senior positions reach board level of companies in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

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Spotlight on 2020: John Chapman, The Oxford Wine Company

Published:  17 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Strong BWS performance boosts soaring online sales

Published:  17 December, 2019

Online sales soared in November to record the highest growth of the year boosted by a stellar performance from the beer, wine and spirits (BWS) category.

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Packaging giant Ardagh expands sustainability agenda

Published:  17 December, 2019

Packaging giant Ardagh Group has expanded its green agenda with the establishment of a Global Sustainability Action Group (GSAG) and a dedicated chief sustainability officer.

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An ever lengthening festive period bodes well for on-trade

Published:  17 December, 2019

A bumper Christmas could be on the on-trade horizon driven by the festive period now extending across three weeks compared to the ‘historic’ two, according to CGA.

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