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France study tour: Les Grands Chais de France Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

French wine is the lifeblood of a good independent business. But as the five top merchants who joined Harpers on a recent tour with Les Grands Chais de France discovered, there is still much to learn, even for the most experienced retailer. Richard Siddle reports

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Les Grand Chais de France backs independents by signing up to Best Practice Guidelines

21 Mar 2014 | By Richard Siddle

French wine producer, Les Grand Chais de France, is the biggest wine name to show its commitment to the independent merchant sector by signing up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines that oversee how producers and suppliers are working in the independent sector.

The Independent Wine Crew

Working together: leading independent merchants pool their skills and resources Subscription

07 Mar 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

The third meeting of Harpers’ Independent Wine Crew of leading multi-site wine merchants reflected a real step-change in how they are able to help each other in buying, sourcing and storing wine. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

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Treasury Wine Estates presents its independent strategy to Top Merchants Subscription

07 Mar 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

Treasury Wine Estates is one of a number of major wine companies looking to build sales in the independent sector. Its fine wine team joined the latest Independent Wine Crew meeting to set out its strategy and find out how it can better serve the sector. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

Harpers Awards 2014

Harpers Awards 2014: still time to enter

14 Feb 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

The Harpers Awards is a opportunity to be recognised as a key merchant, retailer and UK on-trade establishment in the trade. Be rewarded for all the hard work you and your team do. With a host of categories ...

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Independent wine merchants could win £200k investment

23 Jan 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Independent merchants with “fire in their bellies” for retailing could win up to £200,000 of investment and mentoring from the Worth Foundation.

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Indie Wine Crew: How to run wine stores more effectively Subscription

12 Dec 2013 | By Erin Smith

Members of Harpers’ new Independent Wine Crew are willing to put their competitive instincts to one side to find ways in which they can work together, share experiences and offer advice on how to run wine stores more effectively.

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What to expect at SITT Autumn: Richard Dudley Craig, Dudley Craig Wines

19 Sep 2014

Here Richard Dudley Craig explains what Dudley Craig Wines will have on show at the SITT Autumn tasting on September 24 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

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