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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.

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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.


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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March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw to head up Bibendum PLB's new buying team

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Andrew Shaw is to head up  Bibendum PLB’s new joint buying team to work across all trading companies of the business - Bibendum, PLB and Walker and Wodehouse.

Daniel Murphy, managing director, Murphy Wine Company

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Daniel Murphy of Murphy Wine Company

19 Dec 2014

In the first of our annual reviews of the year for the festive period, we ask Daniel Murphy, founder of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company, to look back on 2014 and assess what he sees as the big challenges for the sector in to 2015. In a nutshell he believes few in the trade have really grasped the impact of a sea change in world wine production, nor of the potential for bulk wine in the UK.

Australia's Yarra Valley

Australian wine Giant Steps moves to Liberty Wines from OW Loeb

18 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Yarra Valley’s Giant Steps wine has shifted its UK distribution from OW Loeb to Liberty Wines.


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