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While overall figures for the supermarket sector remain relatively flat with growth at 0.3%, alcohol sales provided a needed boost, up 8.5% according to Kantar Worldpanel’s most recent figures.
Following the successful launch of Langley’s No. 8 gin three years ago, Charter Brands is launching an Old Tom gin to its range.
One of the biggest events on the London drinks calendar returns to the capital next month.
Berkmann Wine Cellars will become the exclusive agent in the UK for New Zealand producer, Mahi Wines.
Restaurateurs urged to embrace smartphone technology – and ignore fears of negative feedback on social media
Smartphone technology is playing an increasingly significant role in the habits of consumers when they dine out – and might be better for business than proprietors imagine.
At last week’s WSTA conference, CEO Mile Beale announced the association is already starting to lay the groundwork for post-Brexit trade agreements by entering into discussions with counterparts in Australia and New Zealand.
In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.
Artisanal gin company Sipsmith has launched a quarterly subscription service for consumers following a successful trial.
Jascots Wine Merchants rolled out 47 news wines at its autumn trade held on Tuesday 20 September 2016, with a focused expansion on Italian and Spanish wines.
Smirnoff producer Diageo has named a new chairman for its North American and Canadian spirits businesses, uniting the two territories.
English sparkling wine hit an all time high in the UK this summer, according to wine app, Vivino.
National Champagne Week returns for the fourth time next month, aiming to bring the ever popular French fizz to a new audience.
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The Co-operative Group saw profits drop to £17m in for the first half of the financial year, but revenue rose by 2.2% to £4.7bn compared to the same time period last year.
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‘Craft beer’ is enjoying a golden age, with new breweries springing up across the UK – and there’s still plenty of territory left to explore.
Welcome to our autumn issue of Drinks Wholesaler, which is packed with the usual medley of analysis, insights, viewpoints and features, plus original research into the wine market, commissioned and shared by Crown Cellars, appearing for the first time here.
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There’s been a few bits and pieces in the UK press recently about parents allowing their kids to drink alcohol with them at an earlier age than 18.