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Bibendum PLB's new independent channel to sign up to Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

08 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Bibendum PLB’s new independent wine company, Walker & Wodehouse is set to sign up Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, shortly after its launch in June.

Julia Jenkins

Suppliers and indpendents unite for Best Practice debate Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

To help independents and suppliers work together more effectively Harpers hosted an open trade debate to see the difference the Best Practice Guidelines are having on day-to-day business.

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North South latest supplier to sign up to Best Practice Guidelines

03 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

North South Wines is the 21st supplier and the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.


An introduction to Harpers' Best Practice Guidelines, where it started and how it has grown.

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To sign up you simply have to set out what it is your company is doing to comply with and follow the guidelines

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The 7 pledges to help ensure greater transparency between suppliers and independents

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There are now a number of ways in which you can help publicise the fact you have signed up to the Best Practice Guidelines

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James Gill, managing director of DHL Tradeteam

DHL Tradeteam expands logistics infrastructure with new warehouse

23 Jun 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Tradeteam, the drinks distribution arm of DHL Supply Chain, has opened new warehousing premises in the south of England to keep up with “strong regional demand in the area”.

Global redesign for Jim Beam bourbon range

Jim Beam distributors invest £1m in new category vision

22 Jun 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

The UK’s biggest whisky distributor is looking to capture a larger slice of the £90bn spirits category by turning their portfolio strategy on its head.

31 Days of German Riesling

Launching 31 Days of German Riesling

21 Jun 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

At last night’s launch of 31 Days of German Riesling, Harpers spoke to Lea and Sandeman, who are now in a position to immerse themselves fully in the campaign following a soft trial last year.

Carlsberg's Crown Cellars

17% of venues not stocking Chardonnay although it’s still the on-trade’s biggest seller

20 Jun 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

A new report suggests that the trade isn’t listening to the needs of its customers, with a damaging gap emerging between the nation’s favourite drinks and what are on wine lists.


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