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Liberty adds fizz to portfolio

Published:  21 January, 2021

Liberty Wines has added family-owned Pierre Péters to its Champagne portfolio.

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CGA: ‘Suppliers well placed to help operators capitalise on post-lockdown opportunities’

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered important changes in people’s attitudes to food and created a split between those seeking quality and value, but suppliers are well placed to help operators capitalise on post-lockdown sales opportunities, a new CGA survey has suggested.

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GCA calls on suppliers to say if retailers are treating them 'fairly and lawfully'

Published:  13 January, 2021

Mark White, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), has launched the annual survey with a call to wine and spirit suppliers to tell him if retailers are treating them “fairly and lawfully”. 

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New Horizons Q&A: Troy Christensen, Enotria & Coe

Published:  14 December, 2020

With an end game to the coronavirus in sight sometime in 2021 as vaccine rollouts begin and up-to-the-wire Brexit uncertainties playing out an extraordinarily tough year, Harpers has been canvassing drinks businesses as to their predictions for trade deep into the new year.

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eProvenance launches IBM blockchain-powered platform to optimise wine supply chain

Published:  14 December, 2020

eProvenance, a company specialising in monitoring and analysing wine shipment conditions, has launched an IMB blockchain-powered platform designed to provide a “smarter and highly secured” way to track wines as they move through distribution from vineyard to consumer.

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Flint Wines makes Greek debut

Published:  10 December, 2020

Santorini-based Vassaltis Vineyards will be joining the ranks at Flint Wines, marking the first time the distributor has listed wines from the country.

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Scottish food and drink wholesalers to receive £5m resilience fund

Published:  07 December, 2020

A new Scottish Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund has been established by the Scottish government to help wholesalers affected by Covid-19 restrictions to cover fixed costs for a six-month period from October 2020.

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‘Huge confusion’ over what Brexit means for bulk

Published:  03 December, 2020

There is mounting concern over the lack of clarity around the introduction of VI-1 forms for bulk shippers, despite the end of the transition period being just weeks away.

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Jascots slides into administration

Published:  02 December, 2020

On-trade supplier Jascots Wine Merchants has gone into administration, Harpers has learned.

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Hatch Mansfield and 31Dover enter on-trade partnership

Published:  02 December, 2020

Hatch Mansfield and 31Dover has entered into a partnership to distribute premium family owned wine producers from around the world.  

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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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