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Demystifying the consumer: The UK Off-Trade Still Wine Market By Rob Walker, Harpers Data & Insights (HD&I)

Harpers exclusive national headline making report in to the drinking habits of over 1,000 consumers is now available to buy. The Demystifying the Consumer: UK Off-Trade Still Wine Market report breaks down the UK wine drinking consumer like never before by analysing every age group in each region of the country. It provides must have original consumer research vital in understanding their needs in the UK off-trade.  

Supply chain

How to choose the right logistics partner to suit your business Subscription

Simon Jack looks at the critical steps businesses should take when choosing the right logistics partner

Bulk wine

Bulk wine prices tighten for key Chilean varieties, says Murphy Wine Company Subscription

Keep on top of the latest bulk wine prices with the latest spreadsheet to the end of May 2014, from bulk wine brokers, Murphy Wine Company.


Finding the best bank account for your business Subscription

Opening a business bank account should be quite easy. However, banks seem to deliberately muddy the waters so as to make choosing harder than it really should be.

Low Alcohol Wine Report

Harpers Low-Alcohol Wine Report: Subscribers download here Subscription

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

Low Alcohol Wine Report

Retailers and suppliers yet to crack low-alcohol wine, says Harpers report

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

Harpers' exclusive findings

Harpers exclusive research: Demystifying the off-trade consumer

Harpers made headlines across the UK last month with the release of its first exclusive in-depth business report into the UK off-trade, based on over 1,000 consumer interviews. Click HERE to buy the full report. Richard Siddle and the report’s author, Rob Walker, preview some of the report’s key findings.

Guiness Made of More campaign

Andy Palmer on why big brands have forgotten advertising is about "selling" Video

There is a prevailing school of thought in the advertising business that to change consumer behaviour you first need to change consumer attitudes [and by consumer behaviour we mean getting people to buy stuff].

Panos Kakaviatos

Panos Kakaviatos on the struggle to keep up with wine communications

For one day, I tried to stay away from Facebook, but my social media addiction proved stronger. As it turns out, such addiction may be unavoidable. At least that is what some 450 participants from 32 countries heard in Florence Italy, in a panel discussion during a four-day symposium (15-18 May) organized by the Institute of Masters of Wine.

France map

French wines set for success with advent of sophisticated consumers

The sophisticated drinker is the next dominant consumer, with French wines set to shine, according to a report from Wine Business Solutions.

An indepth look at Italy's vartietals

Are classic Italian wines making a comeback?

Many believe that classic Italian styles are poised for a major comeback, but could they be obscuring the depth and breadth of Italian wine?

Kings of California

How California's wine kings lead the industry Subscription

When it comes to innovation, California holds all the trump cards. Erin Smith visits winemakers, technologists and designers across the region to find out why.

The UK continues its love affair with Spanish food and wine

How growth in tapas is driving consumer understanding of Spanish wine Subscription

UK consumers are just discovering that Spain’s wine regions offer as much diversity, quality and value as its tapas. Andrew Catchpole reports

Wine bottles

Retention of Title: Part two Subscription

In the second of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks further at the problems that can arise when enforcing Retention of Title (ROT) claims for wine supplied, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success

ROT means if wine hasn't been paid for, it still belongs to you

Retention of Title: Part one Subscription

In the first of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks at wine trade-specific problems that arise when enforcing retention of title claims, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success.

Can you spot the warning signs?

Mayday, Mayday... company in distress Subscription

For many, 2012 was a year to forget, with a series of high-profile company failures causing knock-on effects across the trade. But can you spot the warning signs when a potential supplier or customer is in financial difficulty? Specialist corporate lawyer Paul Taylor explains how

Waste management

Waste-management regulations: Is your business the right side of the law? Subscription

Failing to adhere to the UK’s strict regulations on waste management has cost many companies dearly. Dan Wellington asks how businesses can stay ahead of the game


Closures: Wine and prejudice Subscription

Which closure should seal a wine bottle is still a hotly debated issue as the latest innovations come to light, as Catherine Quinn reports

Yealands’ mission is to be recognised as ‘the world’s most sustainable wine producer’

Sustainability: the choice of a lifetime

Businesses not on board with sustainability run the risk of losing out to their savvier counterparts across the industry

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