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Best Practice Guidelines

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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Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estate's to drive premium wines in the convenience sector

24 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Treasury Wine Estates will continue to focus on the opportunity and potential for premiumising wines in the convenience sector through the festive trading period and into 2015.

Wine Vision 2014

Strong UK delegation of senior executives to appear at global Wine Vision conference

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray, Troy Christensen of Enotria and Simon McMurtrie of Direct Wines are part of a strong UK line up of major executives that have signed up as key speakers at next month’s global Wine Vision conference.    

Alistair Morrell

Alistair Morrell on how to grow a wine business in the UK

24 Oct 2014

Where do you go if you want to grow a wine business in the UK?

Tesco Extra

TescoGate: Credit rating downgraded in fear of shareholder litigation

24 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Moody’s Credit Agency further downgraded Tesco short and long-term credit in response to company’s announcement yesterday that it had overstated profits by £263m. Tesco’s ratings will remain on review for further downgrades due to concerns over the potential financial impact for shareholder litigation.


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