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Top 10 crowdfunded drinks trade initiatives Subscription

12 Jan 2015 | By Laura Vickers

The rise in crowdfunding proves that in today’s business world, the customer is more powerful and more vocal than ever before – and the drinks trade has been quick to capitalise. Laura Vickers reports on 10 recent stand-out fund-raising initiatives of the past two years

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English Wine producer loses £80,000 worth of wine in raid

27 Feb 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

An English wine producer has had over 5,000 bottles of English wine stolen from its bonded warehouse in Sussex.

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Discovering the region of Castilla-La Mancha

26 Feb 2015 | By Marisa D'Vari

The quality of the wines were all very good, and well balanced. The labels were also interesting to behold, as some reflected the traditional Spanish label, while others were almost new wave, designed to stand out on a supermarket shelf.

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Crowdfunding: A saviour or white whale for the wine sector?

17 Feb 2015 | By Damien Wilson, Arvind Ashta

Who in the world doesn’t love a party? And what party doesn’t need a crowd? And what an amazing crowd it is to be giving away money rather than protesting on the streets to get it. Welcome to the world of crowdfunding. Now, where is my glass of wine for this party?

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The Smith Report: The rise of independents retailers Subscription

09 Feb 2015 | By Erin Smith

There is some significant hype around the independent sector in the UK at the moment, but is it really warranted?

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Independent merchants: the ones to watch Subscription

06 Feb 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

As part of our March for the Independents campaign, here we highlight some of the independent merchants across the country worth keeping an eye on. Gemma McKenna reports  

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TescoGate: Dan Jago to return to retailer following investigation

26 Feb 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Dan Jago, who was suspended from his role as Tesco’s director of wine, spirits and beer at the height of the fallout from the £263 million shortfall in the retailer’s profits, is being reinstated and will return to the retailer in a new role on March 9.

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Ex-Tesco director David Potts named as new Morrisons chief executive

25 Feb 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Morrisons has named former Tesco director, David Potts, as its new chief executive following weeks of speculation of who would succeed Dalton Phillips who announced he was stepping down in January.


Waitrose named UK’s favourite supermarket by Which?

19 Feb 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Waitrose has returned to the top spot of the Which? annual supermarkets survey - narrowly ahead of last year’s winner, discounter Aldi.

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