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Hallgarten Druitt to become a more insights and sales driven business

Published:  08 May, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt's decision to outsource its warehousing and bonding to LCB will allow it to concentrate on providing a far more insights driven business for its customers, according to managing director Andrew Bewes.

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Waitrose to grow online wine share with new website

Published:  08 May, 2014

Waitrose plans to grow its online wine share with the launch of a specialist site Waitrose Cellar.

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German wine Black Tower partners with romcom film Walking on Sunshine

Published:  08 May, 2014

German wine brand Black Tower is getting behind British summer romantic comedy Walking on Sunshine.

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Morrisons puts faith in further price cuts after another fall in sales

Published:  08 May, 2014

Morrisons like for like sales have declined by 7.1% in the first quarter, as the supermarket hopes its promised price cuts and revamped stores will sway consumers in its direction.

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France tops medal chart at the International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014

France has topped the medal chart at the International Wine Challenge for the 31st year running, taking 1987 medals, including 113 golds.

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English wines awarded a record five IWC golds and two IWC trophies

Published:  07 May, 2014

English winemakers have wowed judges at the International Wine Challenge 2014, taking home a record two trophies and five gold medals.  

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Morrisons shelves standalone wine site Morrisons Cellar

Published:  07 May, 2014

Supermarket Morrisons has decided to pull away from running its own standalone wine retail website and instead combine it with its new general grocery website, Morrisons.com.

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Russia's Legend of Kremlin vodka denies Ukraine tensions disrupted UK supply

Published:  07 May, 2014

Legend of Kremlin vodka has denied that tensions in Ukraine have disrupted its UK supply, saying instead it had a commercial disagreement with its distributor.

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Eastern European wines take host of medals at International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014

Eastern Europe's wine producing countries have enjoyed their most successful result ever in the International Wine Challenge closely followed by a strong performance from other emerging wine regions.

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Hollywood actor turned winemaker Sam Neill wins two gold medals at International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014
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Conviviality Retail predicts full-year earnings to beat expectations

Published:  07 May, 2014

Franchised off-licence group Conviviality Retail forecasts full year earnings to be slightly ahead of expectations despite flat sales at Bargain Booze for the 52 weeks to April 27.

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Campo Viejo's Streets of Spain festival attracts 300,000 people

Published:  07 May, 2014

Campo Viejo's Streets of Spain festival doubled in size this year, attracting 300,000 people to London's Southbank Centre over the May bank holiday.

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Top 10 En Primeur wines by Bordeaux winemaker Gavin Quinney

Published:  07 May, 2014

The Influential Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney, owner of Château Bauduc in Bordeaux, has picked out his Top 10 picks from this year's en primeur campaign that he thinks show the best value and quality for the trade to invest in. It is part of his wider analysis of the overall en primeur campaign for Harpers.co.uk which includes his comprehensive scores of all the main wines from the leading chateaux. 

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French bulk wine availability remains tight

Published:  07 May, 2014

Availability of most varieties of bulk French wine remains tight, although this should ease as wineries look to clear some older stock.

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Proof of age scheme PASS launches new identity card

Published:  06 May, 2014

Proof of Age scheme PASS is launching a new-look card on June 10 which will standardise designs and make recognition easier for retailers.

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Treasury Wine Estates UK off-trade sales soar 17%

Published:  06 May, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates is committing itself to a multimillion pound spend across the UK off-trade this summer as it announces a 17% increase in its own off-trade sales to £193 million in 2013-2014 (Nielsen MAT March 29, 2014)  .

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Bottle Green poaches national account manager from Australian Vintage

Published:  06 May, 2014

Wine importer and distributor Bottle Green as appointed Russell Smith to senior national account manager, with responsibility for two national off-trade customers.

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Conviviality Retail acquires 26 Rhythm & Booze Stores for £1.7m

Published:  06 May, 2014

Conviviality Retail, which owns Bargain Booze and Wine Rack, has bought 26 Rhythm & Booze off-licences in Yorkshire and the north east from Bibby Retail Services for £1.7 milllion.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  02 May, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Wines from Rioja is launching 'Shop Rioja' retailer promotion

Published:  02 May, 2014

Wines from Rioja is going to be holding a retailer promotion competition for the whole of October, called 'Shop Rioja', aiming to promote the region to consumers and offering independent and online retailers an opportunity to win £1000 towards new Rioja listings.news

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