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Daniel Lambert signs up to Best Practice Guidelines and calls for more action

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Daniel Lambert Wines is the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.

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.


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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Bibendum PLB

The Bibendum PLB "supergroup" is all set to make beautiful music together

31 Oct 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

Supergroup. That’s the word on the street this week. There’s a new one in the wine trade this week. Haven’t you heard? Bibendum PLB.

Jancis Robinson MW to highlight Swiss wines

Jancis Robinson leads roll call of wine personalities at DWCC in Montreux

31 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Jancis Robinson MW leads an international line up of leading wine figures that have descended on Montreux, on the bank of Lake Geneva, for this year’s Digital Wine Communications Conference.

Michael Saunders

Chief of the Week: Michael Saunders

30 Oct 2014

There really can only be one stand out personality in the wine and spirits world this week. Yes, Michael Saunders the new chief of the combined Bibendum PLB group following the former’s takeover of the latter earlier this week.

Bibendum PLB

Trade reacts to the Bibendum PLB merger

30 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Rival suppliers and potential customers of the new Bibendum PLB group have been unsurprised by the news of the merger, given tough market conditions, with most saying further consolidation in the supply chain is on the cards.


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