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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.

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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.


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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Andrew Bewes Hallgarten MD

Hallgarten Druitt plugs “embarrassing” gap in Australian portfolio

28 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has taken over distribution of most of Hallowed Ground’s Australian producers, significantly expanding Hallgarten’s premium Australian offering.

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Wine sales suffer as average spend dips

27 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

New data suggests that still wine is becoming a casualty of economic recovery as UK households spent 1.3% less in the take-home market compared to last year.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits buys greater stake in Irish whiskey brand

26 Jul 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Halewood Wines & Spirits has purchased a significant stake in West Cork Distillers to develop the Irish whiskey portfolio and expand its global reach.

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School holiday boosts trading in June for casual dining and pub chains in the UK

22 Jul 2016 | By Erin Smith

While the lack of summer weather in June might have been a challenge, the school holiday has helped to boost trading figures for casual dining and pub chains according to new figures released by the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.


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