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Meet the buyers: Matthew Clark

Published:  28 June, 2013
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Meet the Buyers: Booths

Published:  11 June, 2013

Northern supermarket chain Booths has traditionally built its reputation on word of mouth but, as Carol Emmas discovers, it is increasingly having to use harder commercial tactics while keeping its quality-first image

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Sainsbury's to focus on lighter-style wines

Published:  16 May, 2013

Sainsbury's plans to double the sales of its lighter-style wines by 2020 as it responds both to growing consumer demand and its obligations under the government's Responsibility Deal.

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Tesco invites suppliers to pitch for listings at next week's LIWF

Published:  14 May, 2013

Tesco's wine team will again give suppliers the chance to pitch their business for potential listings at next week's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Tesco launches Co-buy wine scheme

Published:  13 May, 2013

Tesco has launched its Co-buy Collection scheme, which will see the price of a case of wine reduce as more people decide to buy it.

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Supermarket wines win big at IWC

Published:  13 May, 2013

Thirty supermarket own-brand wines have won gold medals in the International Wine Challenge.

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Waitrose appoints Direct Wines buyer Cat Lomax

Published:  29 April, 2013

Waitrose has recruited Cat Lomax from Direct Wines to join its buying team.

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Richard Siddle: why we must all hope Tesco knows what it is doing

Published:  19 April, 2013

It was somewhat ironic that the announcement of Tesco's end of year results on Wednesday should be released on the same day the news bulletins were dominated by the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.

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Naked Wines looks to further growth

Published:  19 April, 2013

With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Naked Wines' Rowan Gormley and Eamon Fitzgerald look at further growth with Richard Siddle

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Majestic to list exclusive Hardys range

Published:  10 April, 2013

Accolade Wines has announced Majestic is to list its award-winning Eileen Hardy Chardonnay from later this month as part of the Hardys Signature range, which will...

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Simon Cairns appointed to head up The Co-operative's wine team

Published:  22 March, 2013

The Co-operative Group has appointed Simon Cairns as wine category trading manager.

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Jenny Mackenzie reports from the first Morrisons Cellar wine showase

Published:  20 March, 2013

Morrisons Cellar's first wine showcase to the press was on its Taste Test theme. The venue space in Marylebone was decorated like an interiors stand at a lifestyle event, with four open-plan, "room set" layouts and the wines grouped in the Taste Test flavour profiles of Sweet, Fresh, Smooth and Intense.

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Broadlands Wineries to 'undercut' wine agencies

Published:  15 March, 2013

Broadland Wineries claims it can get new wines to market, from inception to shelf, a month earlier than its competitors.

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Fewer promotions for Sainsbury's BWS

Published:  14 March, 2013

Sainsbury's plans to move its BWS pricing towards an everyday value proposition and run fewer promotions.

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Tesco sticks out its neck with restaurant chain acquisition

Published:  13 March, 2013

Tesco has acquired restaurant chain Giraffe for £48.6 million.

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Tesco makes raft of UK wine appointments

Published:  12 March, 2013

Tesco has bolstered its UK wine team following the recent news that Dan Jago and some of his colleagues will take on a more global role. TextTesco has bolstered its UK wine team following the recent news that Dan Jago and some of his colleagues will take on a more global role.

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Lucy Clements leaves Cornerstone for Tesco role

Published:  08 March, 2013

Cornerstone director of winemaking Lucy Clements is leaving the US importer to take on a role at Tesco.

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Richard Weaver, Majestic Wine

Published:  01 March, 2013

With online now accounting for 10% of its overall sales, Glynn Davis talks to Richard Weaver, Majestic Wine's e-commerce director, about how it is looking to maximise internet sales even further

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Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols departs

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols has left the business, Harpers can reveal.

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Oddbins on track for profit despite £1.1m loss in first months of new company

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins has insisted it is on track to make a profit within three years after it reported a £1.1 million loss in the first months of operation under new management in 2011.

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