March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

Daniel Murphy, managing director, Murphy Wine Company

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Daniel Murphy of Murphy Wine Company

19 Dec 2014

In the first of our annual reviews of the year for the festive period, we ask Daniel Murphy, founder of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company, to look back on 2014 and assess what he sees as the big challenges for the sector in to 2015. In a nutshell he believes few in the trade have really grasped the impact of a sea change in world wine production, nor of the potential for bulk wine in the UK.

Tesco wine

Tesco accused of 'blunderbuss' approach in scrapping supplier fees

18 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tesco’s move to scrap supplier fees and instead focus on getting the lowest prices upfront has been greeted with scepticism by leading consultants who describe is as “old-fashioned” and taking a “blunderbuss approach”.

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