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How low can we all go?

Published:  29 May, 2020

As lockdown continues and consumers settle into new ways of life, will the nolo category get more of a look in? Lisa Riley reports

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Innovation survey: All change

Published:  27 May, 2020

For this year's Innovation Focus, Harpers once again surveyed the trade to uncover the latest business-improving innovations in the drinks world. Andrew Catchpole reports on the findings. 

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Delivering against the odds

Published:  26 May, 2020

When the health crisis forced the on-trade to shut down overnight, drinks suppliers had to think on their feet to keep their businesses going. Jaq Bayles reports

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Online uplands: scaling the new heights

Published:  22 May, 2020

Moving to online sales has saved more than one drinks retailer in recent weeks and all the signs point to the model continuing, finds Andrew Catchpole.

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Change of pace: How Covid/climate pressures are accelerating innovation of packaging and design

Published:  20 May, 2020

With drinks fast evolving to meet consumer trends, design and packaging has an ever more important role in communicating change, writes Andrew Catchpole

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NPD: All systems… pause

Published:  18 May, 2020

The global pandemic and changing consumer behaviour that accompanies it have presented myriad challenges when it comes to NPD, as Lisa Riley reports

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Indies: Retaining new customers once ‘normality’ resumes

Published:  15 May, 2020

With the on-trade on lockdown, indies have reaped rewards from the pandemic, but will they be able to hang on to their new customers once restrictions are lifted? Lisa Riley investigates.

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All change: dining out post-lockdown

Published:  12 May, 2020

As the UK’s attention moves to how lockdown restrictions will ease, Chris Losh ponders the future new normal when it comes to the on-trade.

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Hail the mighty Maipo

Published:  11 May, 2020

Andrew Catchpole shines the spotlight on Chile’s most famous region for quality reds

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Gin revival vs survival

Published:  29 April, 2020

The current health crisis will hit the maturing gin market hard at time when competition is at its peak with buyers rationalising ranges and it may be only the very strongest that will survive, says Jo Gilbert.

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The B2C shift: Driving it home

Published:  24 April, 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has opened up a new world of B2C engagement for businesses offering a lifeline to consumers stuck inside their homes, as Jo Gilbert reports. 

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California: Planning a better planet

Published:  09 April, 2020

With California standing tall as a global leader in sustainability, Andrew Catchpole joined a forum in Napa to discuss the complexities of communicating this multi-faceted concept

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Champagne: Weathering the storm

Published:  20 April, 2020

With little to celebrate, it’s unlikely consumers will be reaching for the Champagne any time soon, but the category has weathered storms before, says Chris Losh. 

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Delivering a new approach

Published:  17 April, 2020

As lockdown happened, Lisa Riley looked at how the on-trade adapted to create opportunities in an alien situation.

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Into the beyond

Published:  14 April, 2020

When finished wreaking havoc on the trade, the pandemic will accelerate change in its wake. Andrew Catchpole reports. 

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View from China: Offer of hope is on horizon

Published:  09 April, 2020

Shanghai-based Emilie Steckenborn gives a glimpse of life on the ground as China rises from lockdown  

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Coronavirus: Cash crisis relief too slow

Published:  08 April, 2020

A delay in (and confusion around) relief payments is putting significant pressure on sector notoriously dependent on cash flow. Jo Gilbert reports 

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Drinks trade looks to ‘new normal'

Published:  06 April, 2020

“Business as usual” may never look the same again following the coronavirus pandemic, as restaurants and bars close, removing the link to premiumisation trends and paving the way for new ones. Jo Gilbert gets the long-term view

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Independents: Open to trade

Published:  03 April, 2020

With merchants fast adapting to survive, Andrew Catchpole surveyed the indie scene to discover how companies are adapting.

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Polarisation in the drinks market

Published:  02 April, 2020

A new report revealed both mainstream and super-premium categories were growing pre-pandemic, while highlighting the opportunities for retailers. Lisa Riley looks at some of the trends that may re-emerge down the line. 

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