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Marks & Spencer 'specialist positioning' enhances growth in food business

Published:  05 November, 2014

Marks and Spencer's food business is continuing to "outperform" the market, with sales growth up 3.6% or 1% on a like-for-like basis.

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Five independent merchants win Wines of Chile promotion

Published:  05 November, 2014

Five independent wine merchants from across the country have won a buying trip to Chile for their "innovative and quirky" promotions around Chilean wine.

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Naked Wines urges suppliers angered by Majestic's funding request to switch supply to them

Published:  04 November, 2014

Naked Wines is offering any Majestic supplier angered at being asked to pay an extra 4p on every bottle sold to help fund its new warehouse, to switch supply to itself where it will promise the price agreed will be the price paid.

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One in five Brits aged 25 to 34 admit to drinking a bottle of wine in a sitting

Published:  04 November, 2014

One in five Britons aged 25 to 34 admits to drinking an entire bottle of wine to themselves, according to a Harris Interactive poll produced in collaboration with the Grocer. 

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Virgin Wines teams up with Hardys with an exclusive range

Published:  04 November, 2014

Online retailer Virgin Wines has teamed up with Accolade Wines' Australian brand Hardys to create a new range especially for Virgin's customers.

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Naked Wines' angels recruit top Champagne maker JP Moulin

Published:  04 November, 2014

Naked Wines' angels have raised £500,000 to allow Jean Phillippe Moulin, former Ruinart, Mumm and Baron de Rothschild winemaker, to launch his own Champagne line.

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Quintessential hires former Edrington exec William Ovens

Published:  04 November, 2014

Quintessential Brands Company, which distributes Blooms and Greenall's gins, has appointed William Ovens, former Edrington executive to the role of international commercial director.

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Google chief: social media gives wine the chance to shine

Published:  04 November, 2014

Social media platforms like YouTube give the wine industry the chance to connect directly with consumers in a way traditional media channels such as TV and newspapers have always denied them, according to Google's Hamish Nicklin.

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Young people leading the way on responsible drinking

Published:  04 November, 2014

Young people are leading the way when it comes to responsible drinking, according to a Channel 4 poll, as drinks industry and local government efforts start to effect cultural change.

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Jancis Robinson tells DWCC we need to make the most of this "golden age" of wine

Published:  03 November, 2014

We are living in a "golden age" of wine and we need to make the most of it before it is taken over by bureaucracy and censorship was the personal plea of Jancis Robinson MW at this weekend's  Digital Wine Communications Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.

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North South latest supplier to sign up to Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  03 November, 2014

North South Wines is the 21st supplier and the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.

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Digital technology is a 'disruptive' force for the wine trade hears DWCC

Published:  03 November, 2014

Technology is having a 'disruptive' effect on how wine businesses are run delegates at the Digital Wine Communications Conference heard this weekend in Montreux, Switzerland. 

 

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Diageo agrees to sell Bushmills whiskey as part of Tequila Don Julio deal

Published:  03 November, 2014

Diageo has agreed a deal with Jose Cuervo that would see it acquire Tequila Don Julio in exchange for its Bushmills Irish whiskey.

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Virgin Wines wants to be Interflora of wine gifting

Published:  03 November, 2014

Online wine retailer Virgin Wines is looking to "own" the wine gifts market with its new gifting service which includes options from £20 to £150.

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Lidl shows the way forward in how to sell wine says Robert Joseph at DWCC

Published:  03 November, 2014

Both multiple and specialist retailers could learn a lot from "the balls" that Lidl and other discounters are now using to market and sell wine, according to wine commentator and consultant Robert Joseph.

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Wine drinkers want "dinner party one liners" not education says Justin Howard-Sneyd at DWCC

Published:  01 November, 2014

The majority of wine consumers are not looking to be educated about wine, but are interested in little nuggets of information or a "dinner party one liner" about the wines they have bought, according to Laithwaite's global wine consultant Justin Howard-Sneyd MW.

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Wine bloggers risk becoming "dinosaurs" unless they become more professional hears DWCC

Published:  01 November, 2014

Wine bloggers and communicators need to raise their game and become more professional or risk becoming "dinosaurs" and out of touch not only with the wine trade but with the consumers they are trying to talk to.

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Coravin founder tells DWCC how he turned near disaster into a PR success

Published:  31 October, 2014

To create something genuinely different in any market you need to try and satisfy an "unmet need"  that "makes people's lives better" in that sector, according to Greg Lambrecht, founder and inventor of the Coravin wine preservation system.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  31 October, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Aperol celebrates success as sales rocket 800% at Waitrose

Published:  31 October, 2014

Italian aperitif brand Aperol is gaining a strong foothold in the UK market, as sales of the drink shot up 800% at Waitrose in the last year.

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