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Barwell & Jones: Keeping things pure and simple

Published:  05 April, 2013

With the traditional agency model under threat, Barwell & Jones is expanding its wine-only portfolio, as Laura Heywood reports

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Q&A: Jamie Walker, commercial director, EWG

Published:  05 April, 2013

Laura Heywood meets the distributor's commercial director to hear about the company's plans for the future

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Spirits distributor Marblehead announces new appointments

Published:  20 March, 2013

Spirits distributor Marblehead has promoted Emma Wykes to the newly created role of commercial director.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  12 March, 2013

Hoping to court some new indie customers is Liberty Wines with a quick-fire Q&A round.

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New hire at Percy Fox as Diageo looks to build on-trade wine sales

Published:  22 February, 2013

Diageo has appointed Matt Bream as category development manager of its Percy Fox & Co wine business.

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Q&A: Andrew Bewes, managing director of Hallgarten Druitt

Published:  15 February, 2013

Richard Siddle talks to the Hallgarten chief about its recent senior management shake-up and what it means for the future of the business

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  05 February, 2013

Can PLB convince you it's got what it takes to be your ideal match? Simon Brook, head of PLB's specialist division, explains why he's committed to the independent sector.

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Sales up as PLB sets sight on indies and on-trade

Published:  04 February, 2013

Wine importer PLB Group has reported a double-digit rise in sales after increasing its distribution and selling a greater range of products to existing customers.

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What can suppliers learn from the demise of Thierry's?

Published:  01 February, 2013

Thierry's was one of several wine businesses to fall foul of the tough economic climate last year. Elinor Zuke takes a look at what went wrong for the wine agency and how suppliers can learn from its collapse

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Maxxium boosts on-trade training team

Published:  29 January, 2013

Maxxium UK has appointed two trainers to its spirits and cocktails training scheme - Mixxit.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  18 January, 2013

Ehrmanns is committed to serving the needs of the independent sector and could be just the supplier you're looking for. Find out in this quickfire Q&A round with Mark Motley, director of Ehrmanns Independent Selection.

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Ooberstock secures £600k funding to grow business

Published:  15 January, 2013

Online Amazon-style wholesaler Ooberstock has secured £600,000 in a second round of fundraising to take the business to the next level of growth.

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Bancroft Wines lines up newcomers for annual tasting

Published:  07 January, 2013

Bancroft Wines is claiming to hold its "most comprehensive portfolio tasting ever" on February 5 in London.

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Christmas sales bonanza for Virgin Wines

Published:  19 December, 2012

Virgin Wines has sold more wine this week than ever before - shipping over 31,500 cases to households around the UK.

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Kingsland Wine closes Stratford's headquarters

Published:  17 December, 2012

FE Barber, which trades as Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines, is to close Stratford's Wine Agencies Cookham office following its purchase of the firm back in September.

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Coe Vintners keen to boost wine reputation

Published:  07 December, 2012

Coe Vintners is aiming to become as well known for wine as it is for spirits, according to the group's commercial director Nick Gillett.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  30 November, 2012

Hoping to woo some new indie customers is Patriarche Wine Agencies with a quick-fire Q&A round.

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First Drinks ramps up on-trade investment

Published:  30 November, 2012

First Drinks is strengthening its on-trade presence with a major investment to boost staff as well as develop a new merchandising strategy.

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Three company directors leave Bibendum

Published:  29 November, 2012

Three company directors have left wine supplier Bibendum this week - but managing director Michael Saunders insists the move is just "streamlining the management team".

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Waverley administrators return £3.5m under retention of title claims

Published:  16 November, 2012

The administrators of the WaverleyTBS estate have so far returned £3.5 million worth of stock to trade creditors under retention of title claims.

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