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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.

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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.


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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France Summit 2014

Leading lights of UK wine trade gather for today's Harpers France Summit

20 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Leading figures from all channels of the wine trade will be today taking part in the second Harpers France Summit to look at ways in which retailers, restaurants, distributors and importers can make the most of French wine in the UK.


TescoGate will rock trust and confidence in all grocery multiples warn retail analysts

20 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading City and retail analysts fear consumers will be “horrified” by the fall-out from  the Tesco accounting scandal which could have a knock-on effect on consumer confidence of not only the UK’s biggest supermarket but across all major grocery retailers.

Place for business at World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Over 200 wineries head for Amsterdam's expanded World Bulk Wine Exhibition

20 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Up to 200 wineries will be heading to Amsterdam next month for the sixth annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition.


TescoGate Special Report: how will retailers and suppliers work together in the future Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading analysts and trade experts are divided over whether the Tesco accounting scandal will have ramifications for the wider trade. Some say there will be “no change whatsoever” in the retail landscape, while others say the change will be “seismic”.


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