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Les Grands Chais looks to UK growth through focus on quality

Published:  02 June, 2014

Considering Les Grands Chais de France is responsible for 20% of French wine exports to the UK it remains largely under the radar in the UK wine trade. Harpers.co.uk caught up with Tim North, head of its UK division, to find out about its export strategy and plans to grow distribution across all channels.

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Logistics case studies

Published:  30 May, 2014

Case studies from Tesco, Matthew Clark, Enotria, Berry Bros & Rudd, Liberty Wines, Laithwaite's Wine and Jascots Wine Merchants

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How to choose the right logistics partner to suit your business

Published:  30 May, 2014

Simon Jack looks at the critical steps businesses should take when choosing the right logistics partner

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The Smith Report: The draw of private equity firm investing in wine

Published:  30 May, 2014

Robert Nicholson, principal at International Wine Associates exlpains the draw for private equity firms to invest in wine

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Retailers look at supply chain management in order to cut costs and squeeze profits

Published:  30 May, 2014

Has there ever been more pressure on all levels of the supply chain to cut costs and squeeze profits? Harpers.co.uk looks at what options drinks companies have to make the necessary cuts but still remain competitive as the trade looks harder at cost-saving efficiencies.

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Celebrities and brands: do star endorsements and link-ups really work?

Published:  05 May, 2014

News that David Beckham is to put his name to a new whisky is just the latest in a series of celebrity drink endorsements. But, Richard Foster asks, do such link-ups guarantee good sales?

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UK leads shift to bulk wine buying

Published:  02 May, 2014

More than 40% of wine in the UK is now packed domestically and this could rise to as much as 60%. Gemma McKenna takes a look at the bulk wine market

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Using sensory marketing to boost wine sales

Published:  02 May, 2014

Does your brand taste better to Tchaikovsky or Tinie Tempah? In a log cabin or in a grassy meadow? Bernadette John examines how big drinks brands are using sensory marketing to increase sales and loyalty among consumers

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Harpers exclusive research: What consumers really think about wine

Published:  02 May, 2014

The widespread media coverage of Harpers' exclusive new report - Demystifying the Consumer: The UK Off-Trade Still Wine Market - resulted in hundreds of comments from readers online. Here we pick out a selection from the major newspaper websites. Click HERE to buy the full report.

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Harpers exclusive research: Demystifying the off-trade consumer

Published:  02 May, 2014

Harpers made headlines across the UK last month with the release of its first exclusive in-depth business report into the UK off-trade, based on over 1,000 consumer interviews. Click HERE to buy the full report.

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Online debate: how different channels are changing the digital landscape of wine online

Published:  10 April, 2014

We all know the importance of communicating and retailing online, but how effective is it? Harpers hosted an "Online Debate" featuring retailers and online specialists at PLB's independent merchants' roadshow in Manchester last month and found supermarkets, independents and even drink apps are changing the digital landscape of wine online.

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Angela Mount reveals how to become a wine 'buying ninja'

Published:  07 April, 2014

Angela Mount, a former head of wine at the Somerfield supermarket chain, and now an independent consultant to restaurants and merchants, provided tips and advice she has learnt during her career on how to fine tune wine-buying and negotiating skills at the recent Wine Buyers' Forum held in Windsor last month.

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Riesling helps reinvent German wines in key export markets

Published:  07 April, 2014

Riesling is helping a new generation of winemakers to reinvent Germany in its key export markets. But, as Anne Krebiehl discovers, they have many more surprises up their sleeve.

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?The Smith Report: Could deflation let the air out of wine purchases?

Published:  07 April, 2014

Erin Smith looks at how deflation could have an impact on the wine and spirit world.

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Why UK bars, restaurants and retailers are putting their faith in sherry in the UK

Published:  04 April, 2014

Value, quality, style: sherry has it all. But can it sustain its recent renaissance? Douglas Blyde asks ten of the UK's leading sherry lovers what the future has in store

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Published:  04 April, 2014

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Why UK bars, restaurants and retailers are putting their faith in sherry in the UK

Published:  04 April, 2014

Douglas Blyde talks with 10 of the UK's most influential sherry opinion formers in the UK, including leading figures in on and off-trades, suppliers and importers, on how sherry is enjoying a new lease of life across the country

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?How the success of the 2011 vintage is giving Port a new lease on life in the UK

Published:  04 April, 2014

Hot on the heels of the 2011 vintage declaration, Port is making a big comeback and harpers.co.uk talks with some of Port's most iconic brand owners.

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Interview: John Osborne's sets out his vision for PLB

Published:  04 April, 2014

It may only have been three months since John Osborne became PLB's managing director, but it's a role he has been working towards his entire career. He talks about the challenges and opportunities facing him, PLB and the industry.

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Peer recommendations and traffic building search tools are vital for online wine sales

Published:  04 April, 2014

Bernadette Costello reports on the growing importance of online recommendations and why it is vital you find ways to convince search engines to drive more traffic to your website

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