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Research highlights supply chain plight

Published:  01 December, 2020

Covid has caused supply chain difficulties for more than nine in 10 hospitality businesses since they reopened in July, according to new CGA and Prestige Purchasing research released today.  

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Ex-PLB directors launch new business

Published:  30 November, 2020

Two former directors of PLB have teamed up again to launch a new wine export agency.

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Chateau de Berne joins Bibendum

Published:  16 November, 2020

Bibendum Wine has become the exclusive UK distributor for Chateau de Berne, also taking on the other three wines in the Provence-driven MDCV portfolio. 

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James Clay secures EU supply chain ahead of Brexit

Published:  11 November, 2020

Beer importer and distributor James Clay and Sons has has secured its EU supply chain with the acquisition of Rarter Bond Ltd. as part of its “Brexit preparedness” strategy.  

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TWE opens ecommerce platform to trade

Published:  06 November, 2020

The Winery Collection, Treasury Wine Estate’s (TWE) ‘luxury’ e-commerce platform, has launched a new trade portal, offering exclusive access for wine merchants and independents.

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Lousada steps up as CEO at QB

Published:  06 November, 2020

Quintessential Brands (QB) has announced changes for its senior team, with former MD James Lousada stepping up to take the role of CEO.

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Trade bodies demand six-month support package

Published:  04 November, 2020

A group of trade bodies have written to the Chancellor to call for a six-month support package to secure the future of British pubs, hospitality and its supply chain. 

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Beale: ‘Supply chain must be eligible for cash grants’

Published:  26 October, 2020

The WSTA has urged the government to clarify that the cash grants promised as a support measure for the hospitality sector applies to the supply chain too. 

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Trade bodies welcome Chancellor’s latest support package

Published:  23 October, 2020

Trade bodies across the industry have welcomed the Chancellor’s latest support package for businesses announced yesterday afternoon. 

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UK retail lifts moribund global sales at Pernod Ricard

Published:  22 October, 2020

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has seen its sales drop 6% in the first quarter of the financial year, though UK retail sales remain dynamic.

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FMV restructure focuses on premium off-trade and private customers

Published:  20 October, 2020

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has announced that the restructure of trade arm FMV is complete, leaving almost 100 producers in its trimmed portfolio, with traditional strength Burgundy at its core.

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SA online retailer launches ‘one stop shop’ in UK

Published:  15 October, 2020

South African online wine retailer Port2Port is launching a marketplace allowing UK trade to sell Cape wines direct to consumer.

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WSTA reiterates concerns for “overlooked” supply chain

Published:  13 October, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has reiterated its concerns for businesses that supply the hospitality sector. 

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North South adds Māori wine brands to portfolio

Published:  07 October, 2020

North South Wines has won the UK agency rights for New Zealand's Tohu and Kono wine brands.

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Delibo expands list with three new agencies

Published:  06 October, 2020

Wine importer Delibo has added three new producers to its portfolio.

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Bancroft bolsters Beaujolais with three new estates

Published:  29 September, 2020

Bancroft Wines has added Domaine Chignard, Alexandre Burgaud and Domaine de la Rocaillère to its portfolio.

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Robust retail demand reverses fortunes at Diageo

Published:  29 September, 2020

Drinks giant Diageo has revealed that its outlook for the first half of the fiscal year 2021 has “improved since the year-end”, reversing a moribund earlier forecast for a year that has been rocked by Covid-19.

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LWC Drinks launches order and pay on-trade solution

Published:  28 September, 2020

LWC Drinks has launched a full-service order and pay solution to help the hospitality industry "stay safely connected” with its customers.

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Bibendum becomes official wine partner of London Restaurant Festival

Published:  28 September, 2020

Bibendum Wine has been unveiled as the official wine partner of this year’s London Restaurant Festival (LRF), which will be running an amended schedule of in-restaurant and at-home events when it returns this Thursday 1 October.

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Kingsland Drinks lands Cellier des Dauphins

Published:  23 September, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has been announced as the exclusive UK distribution partner for leading Rhône producer Cellier des Dauphins.

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