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WSTA chief slams new Sheffield study for ignoring already falling alcohol consumption

01 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The WSTA chief has criticised a new report into minimum pricing which says the measure would be 50 times more effective than the below-cost selling ban, for “ignoring the reality” that alcohol consumption is already falling.

Best Practice Guidelines 2014

Leading suppliers take the initiative to promote Best Practice Guidelines

16 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

  Leading suppliers to the independent merchant sector are working with Harpers to promote the steps they are taking to improve their level of service and offer to independent retailers across the country.

Harpers Independents and Suppliers debate

Independents and suppliers question big players that have not signed Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

08 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

There is growing frustration amongst both independents and suppliers that have signed up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines over those companies, particularly the large national distributors,  that have not done so.

Codorniu's Claire Sheppard

Transparency and honesty key to good independent supplier relations says Harpers debate

08 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Open communication and a clear channel management strategy are they key to a strong, healthy relationship between independents and suppliers was the key message from yesterday’s Harpers debate been leading independent merchants and suppliers.

Best Practice tick

Top merchants and suppliers gather in London to debate ways they can work better together

07 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

How wine suppliers can work better and more efficiently with independent retailers will be the subject of a key Harpers debate being held this morning in London between leading figures on both sides.

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