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Conviviality pursuing sale of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

Published:  05 April, 2018

Toppled wholesaling giant Conviviality responds to the sale of its Conviviality Direct business, including Bibendum and Matthew Clark, and is now hopeful for the sale of retail outfits Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

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Matthew Clark and Bibendum buyout pushed through

Published:  04 April, 2018

The proposed partnership deal between C&C Group and AB Inbev to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum from insolvency has been completed. 

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Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

Published:  04 April, 2018

A tech start-up is looking to re-engage affluent 20-somethings with wine by expanding its app’s reach into the supermarket wine aisles.

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Californian wine producers urge Trump to stand down on China

Published:  04 April, 2018

Californian wine producers are braced for a slide in sales to China as trade relations between the country and the US continue to deteriorate.

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C&C and AB InBev to acquire Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB

Published:  04 April, 2018

Brewing company C&C in partnership with AB InBev are likely to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB.

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Nickolls & Perks sign deal with Vindependents

Published:  04 April, 2018

Wine buying group Vindependents has signed a new deal with family run merchant Nickolls & Perks after two founder members quit the organisation earlier this year.

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Amathus Drinks to distribute Champagne Duval-Leroy

Published:  03 April, 2018

Amathus Drinks has announced a new partnership with Vertus producer Champagne Duval-Leroy.

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Australian wine gets broader powers to protect nation’s wine reputation

Published:  03 April, 2018

New regulations put in place to protect the reputation of Australian wine exports have been introduced.

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Record breaking year for bottles of English and Welsh wine

Published:  03 April, 2018

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wines were released onto the market last year, according to new HMRC data.

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Brown Brothers exits “unforgiving” UK market

Published:  02 April, 2018

Brown Brothers has announced it's exiting the UK market after more than 25 years.

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Trade reactions to Conviviality collapse

Published:  29 March, 2018

In light of Conviviality’s fall from grace, following a tumultuous month which saw three profit warnings, its market value tumble, shares suspended and the departure of CEO Diana Hunter, Harpers has gathered opinions from across the drinks industry as the business prepares to file for administration

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Hakkasan Group launches alcohol-free drinks menu

Published:  29 March, 2018

Hakkasan Group has launched a new alcohol-free drinks menu called the Orchard List.

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The week that was

Published:  29 March, 2018

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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Vinventions and Alplast announce screwcap deal

Published:  29 March, 2018

Wine closures specialist Vinventions has acquired the 30 x 60 wine screwcap business of Alplast S.r.l.

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Alcohol boosts British food and drink exports

Published:  29 March, 2018

British drink and food exports are growing with alcohol, especially whisky, driving the market, research by GS1 UK has revealed.

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Conviviality to file for administration after failing to raise emergency funds

Published:  29 March, 2018

Conviviality has confirmed the board has resolved to file notice of intention to appoint administrators following discussions with its lending banks.

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Conviviality breakup likely as £125m fundraiser fails

Published:  28 March, 2018

Conviviality Plc has failed to raise the £125 million needed to recapitalise the business following a tumultuous month which saw three profit warnings, its market value tumble, shares suspended and the departure of CEO Diana Hunter.

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Jenkyn Place adds new sparkling rosé

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hampshire’s Jenkyn Place vineyard has unveiled its latest addition – a sparkling rosé.

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Morgenrot pushes craft wine agenda

Published:  28 March, 2018

If your image of wine tastings involves white table clothes, red trousers and talk of terroir, then Morgenrot’s latest pop up at Block Bar Brighton broke every preconception going.

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Provence wineries launch new venture to extend global reach

Published:  28 March, 2018

A new venture housing four Provence wineries has been launched in a bid increase sales and extend the global reach of their wines.

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