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Investors “lose confidence” in M&S following food and drink decline

Published:  11 July, 2017

A disappointing drop in food and drink sales at Marks & Spencer has put a dampener on CEO Steven Rowe’s recovery plan for the retailer. 

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WSTA presents “unequivocal argument” for free trade, but will ministers listen?

Published:  10 July, 2017

An industry meeting with Defra has re-ignited some of the biggest questions around Brexit and what threats our departure from Europe poses to the wine and spirits industry.

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Spain has moved beyond a purely price-based discussion say UK buyers

Published:  10 July, 2017

This was the key finding of a recent Harpers Spain round table on Pushing Boundaries and Innovation, with leading buyers from across the trade agreeing that a mixture of necessity and opportunity has shifted the UK focus onto quality over quantity with Spanish wines.

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Brewdog upgrades supply chain with new agreement

Published:  10 July, 2017

The ever-expanding Brewdog is looking to make its current storage and distribution arrangement more sophisticated with a new logistics agreement with XPO.

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IWC winners revealed

Published:  07 July, 2017

Excellence in all its vinous forms was celebrated at last night's International Wine Challenge when the great and the good of the wine trade gathered at London’s the Park Lane Hilton Hotel.

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The week that was

Published:  07 July, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Waitrose boxes clever with premium Provence launch

Published:  07 July, 2017

Waitrose is launching a selection of premium bag-in-box wines to tap into convenient drinking trends.

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Michelin buys stake in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Published:  06 July, 2017

Gourmet food guide owner Michelin has bought a 40% share in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, with the aim of combining the two companies’ expertise in food and wine.

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The b.f.t to return in 2018

Published:  05 July, 2017

The world’s largest fair dedicated to solely to fortified wines is to return next year when it will once again unite Port and Sherry lovers from the UK and abroad.

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EWP and UKVA to merge to form one unified UK wine body

Published:  04 July, 2017

The two organisations responsible for representing the needs and interests of the UK wine industry are pooling their resources, it has been announced.

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Sainsbury’s reports strong first quarter growth

Published:  04 July, 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported 2.3% growth in like-for-like first quarter sales, excluding fuel, compared to a 0.3% increase seen in the previous quarter, partly in thanks to the sunny start to the summer.

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Jeroboams adds boutique Chilean winery

Published:  04 July, 2017

Jeroboams is making a foray into Chile with the new addition of a family-owned winery in the Almahue Valley.

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Bulleit Bourbon gets new UK brand ambassador

Published:  03 July, 2017

Diageo Reserve has appointed Jenna Ba as brand ambassador for its Bulleit Bourbon in the UK.

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Woodwinters talks plans for London and beyond

Published:  03 July, 2017

Despite the Brexit-induced cloud hanging over London, the draw of the city and pressure from winery partners to be represented in the capital was behind Woodwinters’ decision to open up an office in the south.

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Venue and re-vamp announced for SITT Autumn

Published:  30 June, 2017

We can now reveal the first details of SITT Autumn, the event which pairs up independent buyers with leading specialist importers from across the wine-producing world.

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The week that was: Top news, Q&As and opinion

Published:  30 June, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Liberty Wines makes first foray into Sake

Published:  30 June, 2017

Liberty Wines has become the UK agent for Tosa Brewery’s Keigetsu range, marking the first time they’ve added a Sake into their portfolio.

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Edrington receives boost from five-year plan as profits rise 32%

Published:  29 June, 2017

Scotch brand owner Edrington has reported seeing results from its five-year strategy plan after yearly profits soared 32% to reach £91m. 

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Woodwinters plans UK-wide reach from new London office

Published:  29 June, 2017

Scottish agency and fine wine merchants Woodwinters is heading south of the border in order to give its agencies better distribution around the UK.

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Cheeky wine brand seeks to challenge 'traditional' Prosecco

Published:  29 June, 2017

Cheeky Young Wines Co, part of International Wine Shippers, has made its UK debut with the launch of a Prosecco.

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