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Meeting demand: How suppliers have risen to the reopening challenge

Published:  07 June, 2021

The demand from the on-trade has been ‘huge’ following outdoor (12 April) and indoor (17 May) hospitality reopening. Jo Gilbert speaks to some of the UK’s leading suppliers to ask how they’ve managed to keep stock flowing.

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Logistics: Taking stock of change for better business

Published:  27 May, 2021

Simon Jack delves into the ins and outs of warehousing and stock management, looking at how this vital part of the industry is continuing to evolve amidst the ever changing circumstances of the past year

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New Generation acquires Boxford Wine Company

Published:  24 May, 2021

New Generation has acquired the Boxford Wine Company, for an undisclosed sum.

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Hallgarten appoints second Head Start apprentice

Published:  24 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has appointed its second Head Start Apprentice – Alex Parsons.

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James Davis MW joins Henkell Freixenet

Published:  18 May, 2021

James Davis MW will be joining the Henkell Freixenet team in a newly created role from the first week of July.

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Bordeaux’s Château La Fleur de Boüard joins Mentzendorff

Published:  13 May, 2021

Mentzendorff and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest have announced that Château La Fleur de Boüard will join the Mentzendorff portfolio with the first stocks of mature vintages being available from June 2021.

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Freixenet Copestick becomes Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s UK distributor

Published:  13 May, 2021

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Freixenet Copestick have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement which will see the latter become the UK importer and distributor for Bordeaux’s Mouton Cadet wine brand.

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LWF unveils details of its new The Wine Writers Edit feature

Published:  11 May, 2021

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has unveiled the details of its new The Wine Writers Edit feature.

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Draycott to take helm at Gonzalez Byass UK

Published:  26 April, 2021

Melissa Draycott has been appointed MD of González Byass UK, effective from 1 September 2021, taking over the roll from Martin Skelton.

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Paragon projects three-fold revenue increase following ‘substantial investment’

Published:  21 April, 2021

Paragon Brands has upped its projections for revenue and profit to “a target of £15m” within three years following a major investment by Maison Villevert.

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Drinks Wholesaler Spotlight 2021 – our business survey

Published:  19 April, 2021

Given the immense disruption of the past year, we’re morphing our annual Top Wholesaler list into a 2021 showcase for the innovation, adaptation and support seen from companies across this all important sector.

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Perfect match for Jascots

Published:  06 April, 2021

When the pandemic overwhelmed long-standing merchant Jascots, Freixenet Copestick spotted an opportunity to create the ideal symbiotic relationship. Lisa Riley reports.

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Jascots to step up presence outside London

Published:  06 April, 2021

Jascots Wine has, together with its new owners Freixenet Copestick, revealed plans to expands its footprint outside its London heartland.

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LWC opens doors to new £12.5m distribution site

Published:  06 April, 2021

LWC Drinks has opened the doors to a new £12.5m state-of-the-art 173,000 square foot bonded distribution centre ahead of the re-opening of the hospitality industry on 12 April.  

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Denis O’Flynn joins Kingsland Drinks

Published:  06 April, 2021

Kingsland Drinks Group has appointed Denis O’Flynn, previously MD at Pernod Ricard UK and chairman of the WSTA, as a non-executive director of its board.

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Hallgarten evolves online ordering with new app

Published:  25 March, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has evolved its online ordering with the launch of a new customer ordering app. 

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Fine Wines Direct UK doubles bonded warehouse capacity

Published:  08 March, 2021

Fine Wines Direct UK has invested in a number of initiatives in preparation for the on-trade reopening, including purchasing more warehouse space next to its current site in Cardiff, Wales

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Justerini & Brooks signs Napa’s Frog’s Leap

Published:  02 March, 2021

Justerini & Brooks has added Rutherford Frog’s Leap winery to its California portfolio.

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Kingsland announces six-figure bag-in-box investment

Published:  01 March, 2021

Kingsland Drinks is gearing up to boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities this year with a six-figure investment in additional production line machinery.

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Ribera campaign looks to bring 60 wineries to the UK

Published:  22 February, 2021

Ribera del Duero has launched an initiative to introduce over 60 additional wineries to the UK market following an uptick in interest in the region over the course of the pandemic.

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