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Local retailers take fight for improved business rates to goverment

Local retailers take call for changes to business rates to Westminster

21 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Local retailers from across the country are descending on Westminster today to fight their corner for improvements in the system of business rates.

Stephen Forward

Stephen Forward: why fine wine prices won’t recover anytime soon

20 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Forward, Stephen Forward

It doesn’t matter how much you flog it, the horse is dead! I’m talking of course about wine investment. We’re unlikely to see this mule recover its losses anytime soon.

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On-trade

Warm September

Warm September boosts on-trade sales, says Coffer Peach data

16 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

September’s Indian summer boosted the fortunes of restaurant and pub groups as like for like sales increased 2.2% on the same month in 213, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

Four thieves

Laine Pub Company takes on original Battersea Jongleurs site

13 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The site of the original Jongleurs comedy club in Battersea, south London, where the likes of Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus first made their name, has been transformed in to a major pub operation.

Producers

France Summit 2014

Leading lights of UK wine trade gather for today's Harpers France Summit

21 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Leading figures from all channels of the wine trade will be today taking part in the second Harpers France Summit to look at ways in which retailers, restaurants, distributors and importers can make the most of French wine in the UK.

Place for business at World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Over 200 wineries head for Amsterdam's expanded World Bulk Wine Exhibition

20 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Up to 200 wineries will be heading to Amsterdam next month for the sixth annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition.

Retailers

France Summit 2014

Leading lights of UK wine trade gather for today's Harpers France Summit

21 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Leading figures from all channels of the wine trade will be today taking part in the second Harpers France Summit to look at ways in which retailers, restaurants, distributors and importers can make the most of French wine in the UK.

Local retailers take fight for improved business rates to goverment

Local retailers take call for changes to business rates to Westminster

21 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Local retailers from across the country are descending on Westminster today to fight their corner for improvements in the system of business rates.

Sommeliers

Wine Vision 2014

Chance for "Harpers Rising Stars" to win a grant for Wine Vision

30 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Harpers is giving talented, rising stars in the global wine industry the chance to take part in this November’s Wine Vision conference by applying for a special Harpers grant.

Danilo Zilli, head Sommelier at Noviko

Danilo Zilli, head sommellier at Novikov, talks about how he fell in love with wine

22 Sep 2014

Danilo Zilli, talks to Harpers.co.uk about the how he fell in love with wine.  Like any relationship, it has its up and downs, but being head sommellier at Novikov offers Zilli a great perk- the opportunity to taste some amazing wines.

Suppliers

France Summit 2014

Leading lights of UK wine trade gather for today's Harpers France Summit

21 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Leading figures from all channels of the wine trade will be today taking part in the second Harpers France Summit to look at ways in which retailers, restaurants, distributors and importers can make the most of French wine in the UK.

Consumers

TescoGate will rock trust and confidence in all grocery multiples warn retail analysts

20 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading City and retail analysts fear consumers will be “horrified” by the fall-out from  the Tesco accounting scandal which could have a knock-on effect on consumer confidence of not only the UK’s biggest supermarket but across all major grocery retailers.

IGD Poll 2014

Discounters are most "disruptive" force in retailing in 20 years say grocery and drinks chiefs

09 Oct 2014 | By Fiona Briggs

A poll of top-level food, drink and grocery executives at this week’s IGD Convention reveals the rise of the discounters is the most “disruptive” influence on the grocery sector in the last 20 years.  

Champagne & Sparkling wine

Christmas part 2: Key players weigh up the role of sparkling wines as the festive season approaches Subscription

07 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

The festive season is still the key trading period for sparkling wines. What do producers, brand owners, multiples and merchants expect from sparkling wines this year?

Pop the bubbles in time for Christmas

Christmas Part 1: How bubbles are trending in the lead up to Christmas Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

A celebration is nothing without a bottle of bubbly and Christmas is no exception. In the UK Prosecco and Cava remain strong, as consumers favour other sparklers over costly Champagne.

Tesco

TescoGate Special Report: how will retailers and suppliers work together in the future Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading analysts and trade experts are divided over whether the Tesco accounting scandal will have ramifications for the wider trade. Some say there will be “no change whatsoever” in the retail landscape, while others say the change will be “seismic”.

Tesco new drinks fixture

TescoGate analysis: What next for suppliers and grocery multiples Subscription

15 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine suppliers call for clarity over where multiples are headed next, as the Tesco scandal claims its first wine executive.

Tesco

Harpers Special Report: multiple and supplier relations uncovered Subscription

08 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tesco has taken a bit of a battering in recent months, with profits slipping and then the little matter of the £250 million profit overstatement.  But although Tesco is in the spotlight, there are issues for all of the major retailers right now, as the discounters go from strength to strength and the Big Four’s choke hold on the market weakens. Harpers.co.uk spoke to some of the wine trade’s key suppliers and ex-buyers to find out their views.

Digital edition

Will Beck: why the fine wine market is here to stay

Will Beck: why there is plenty of life - and money - in wine investment

20 Oct 2014

I read Stephen Forward’s article entitled “It’s time wine investment was consigned to the history books” with interest, not so much because I am a partner at a FCA authorised asset management company that specialises in fine wine investment, and therefore have more than a passing interest in the subject, but because it is ...

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Stephen Forward

Stephen Forward: why fine wine prices won’t recover anytime soon

20 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Forward, Stephen Forward

It doesn’t matter how much you flog it, the horse is dead! I’m talking of course about wine investment. We’re unlikely to see this mule recover its losses anytime soon.

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