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Jerry Lockspeiser: How to win in uncertain times

Published:  15 February, 2019

If we have heard it once we have heard it a thousand times: Business needs clarity to plan.

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Q&A: Dean Harper, owner of HarperWells shares his Norwich knowledge

Published:  12 February, 2019

James Lawrence talks Brexit, MUP, millennials and alternative formats with indie Dean Harper of HarperWells

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Q&A: Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick

Published:  07 February, 2019

It’s hard to overstate the impact that I Heart has had on the trajectory of Robin Copetsick’s business – formerly Copestick Murray and, as of January 1, Freixenet Copestick – and where it is today.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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Restaurant numbers fall 2% in a year

Published:  06 December, 2018

UK restaurants are on the slide, according to the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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Pied à Terre leads petition for business rates to be abolished

Published:  25 October, 2018

Philip Hammond is being urged to abolish ‘debilitating’ business by some of the UK’s leading restaurateurs.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Are commercial bribes acceptable in the wine business?

Published:  29 August, 2018

A question to test the mettle of any commercial wine buyer: What are the criteria you use to select your wine range?

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Flint Wines eyes growth with new senior development manager

Published:  25 July, 2018

Specialist fine wine importer Flint Wines has hired a new company development manager as part of an “ambitious” five-year plan to drive the company forward.

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Gaucho on brink of collapse

Published:  18 July, 2018

Fine wine and steak restaurant Gaucho has become the latest casualty of the high street after administrators were appointed to deal with the ailing business.

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Flexibility and confidence key for advancing women in wine

Published:  05 July, 2018

Offering flexibility and encouragement, and supporting women-owned business were key to advancing women in the wine industry, the Women of the Vine & Spirits’ inaugural London symposium revealed.

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Jerry Lockspieser: Selling equity in your business - great for growth or dancing with the devil?

Published:  26 June, 2018

Much is being written these days about consumers wanting authenticity, honesty and transparency in the products they buy, and the companies they buy them from. The news from across the drinks aisle that craft brewer Beavertown has sold an undisclosed minority stake to corporate giant Heineken for £40m raises interesting questions in this arena.

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Cash strapped Conviviality looks to equity fundraise to meet £30m tax bill

Published:  16 March, 2018

Cash strapped wholesaling group Conviviality has announced it is in talks to begin equity fundraising in to plug a £30m tax shortfall which is due on March 29.

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Burgundy winemakers elect duo of presidents

Published:  29 January, 2018

Two stalwarts of the French wine industry have been elected as co-presidents of the BVIB, the Burgundy Wine Board.

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Conviviality offensive continues as sales rise across business units

Published:  07 November, 2017

Conviviality continues to demonstrate its buying and selling power via its half-year trading update, which shows positive growth in each of its three newly configured business units.

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Ex-Sopexa UK & Ireland boss Anne Burchett launches new marketing venture

Published:  26 May, 2017

Anne Burchett, a well know figure in the UK wine trade and former managing director of Sopexa UK and Ireland, has launched herself back into the trade with the founding of Burchett Wine & Food Marketing.

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