UK grocery market declines for first time in 20 years, says Kantar WorldPanel

20 Nov 2014 | By Erin Smith

The ongoing price wars in the British grocery market have led sales to decline by 0.2% - the first decrease since market research firm Kantar World Panel began keeping records. 

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

14 Nov 2014 | By Erin Smith

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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Tesco bolsters wine team as it looks to improve quality and customer focus

12 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tesco has boosted its wine team with the addition of an assistant buyer and quality manager.


Oddbins chief slams Majestic’s supplier demands as ‘morally repugnant’

11 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola has ended 25 years of cordial relations with rival retailer Majestic in a hard-hitting comment for Harpers.co.uk in which he accuses the firm of “morally repugnant” and “shabby” behaviour after it called on suppliers to fund a new warehouse.

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TescoGate Analysis: Tesco woes go from bad to worse Subscription

11 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The cat is still well and truly among the pigeons at Tesco. Following its £263 million profits overstatement, suspension of head wine honcho Dan Jago, along with seven other senior executives, and the current investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, every little has not helped.

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TescoGate: UK investors could join US shareholders and fire legal action against senior chiefs

10 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Tesco UK and European investors could join US shareholders in taking legal action against the beleaguered retail chain in the wake of its £263 million overstatement of profits.

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Lidl best value supermarket for wine, says new app

10 Nov 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Lidl is the UK’s best supermarket for wine when it comes to value – according to an 18-month study tasting over 4,000 wines carried out by the Wotwine app.

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