Borough Wines

Borough Wines opens sixth shop in London

05 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Independent merchant Borough Wines has opened its sixth London  shop, this time in Clerkenwell.

The Good Wine Shop

Good Wine Shop opens third outlet

03 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Independent merchant the Good Wine Shop is opening a third branch – this time in Surrey’s Esher – with plans for up to two more outlets in the pipeline.

Hallgarten's Wine Heroes campaign aims to help indies engage with their consumers to boost sales.

Hallgarten launches Wine Heroes campaign for independents

06 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has launched Wine Heroes – a campaign tailored to independent wine merchants offering winemaker visits, bespoke POS materials and discounted pricing to help engage consumers.

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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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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.

Andrew Steel, Director of Connoisseur Estates

What's on at SITT Autumn: Andrew Steel from Connoisseur Estates

24 Sep 2014

Andrew Steel, director of Connoisseur Estates, a UK wine agency, tells, what to expect on his stand today at the SITT Autumn Tasting held at the Royal Horticulture Halls in London.

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Stephen Forward: are zero-hour contracts an employment tool or Victorian torture?

08 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Forward, Stephen Forward

There’s been a lot of bad press lately on the subject of zero-hours contracts. The Labour party have pledged to abolish them if they win the next election. So what are zero-hours contracts exactly, why do employers use them, and how do they work in practice?

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