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The latest Nielsen retail reports make for interesting reading. Supermarket own-brand wines showed growth of 12.6% in the 12 weeks leading up to January 28, 2017, an escalation from 5.5% year-on-year growth, while brands lost 3% share.
On the international stage, the big news this week has been dominated by an increasingly maddening number of acronyms and portmanteaus – CETA, Brexit, TTIP – as the top echelon of global businesses and governments on both sides of the Atlantic make decisions which will impact the immediate future of the trade.
In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.
Tesco is set to merge with Britain’s biggest food wholesaler Booker in a £3.7bn deal to create “the UK’s leading food business”.
In retail head offices across the country, buyers will be analysing this year’s trading, investigating highs and lows, and providing the traditional Christmas post-mortems.
Sales of beers, wines and spirits saw an +5.7% uplift over the Christmas trading period, putting it behind only confectionery as the biggest driver of festive growth.
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