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Asda: Income Tracker Report

Published:  11 October, 2013

In this comprehensive analysis of the spending power of the average UK consumer, Asda has assessed the situation in all areas of the country and not only looks at how the financial crisis has changed consumers' shopping behaviour now, but looks at how they are going to change in the coming years.

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Q&A: Ana Sapungiu, head buyer, Oddbins

Published:  11 October, 2013

Ana Sapungiu talks to Anne Krebiehl about Oddbins' new consumer-engagement "holiday wine" initiative and how the retailer is in double-digit growth

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Grocery industry needs to drive trust via transparency and traceability, says IGD chief

Published:  11 October, 2013

The grocery industry needs to have a revolution in transparency and traceability if it is to rebuild consumer trust, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the IGD, speaking at its 2013 convention in London this week.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  10 October, 2013
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Oddbins entreprenuer Nick Baile has died

Published:  10 October, 2013

Nick Baile, who was regarded as being one of the key figures in making Oddbins a national success in its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

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Booths rethinks its prices with new sampling strategy

Published:  10 October, 2013

Booths can't compete with other supermarkets in wine retail so has moved to give its wine department a more independent merchant style and price point range, according to its wine and spirits buyer Andy Green.

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Shortlist announced for Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  10 October, 2013

The shortlist for the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards has been announced and includes who the trade see as being the best performing retailers, supplilers and indiviudals in promoting and selling French wine in the UK.

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Team Morrisons

Published:  08 October, 2013

The success of any team rests not in how good any individual might be, but how all the team members work together.

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Steve Mosey on: Morrisons' wine opportunity, moving from supplier to retailer, suppliers and wine prices

Published:  08 October, 2013

Steve Mosey on: Morrisons' wine opportunity, moving from supplier to retailer, suppliers and wine prices

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"We have a £100m opportunity in wine..."

Published:  08 October, 2013

Having been born and brought up in the north you know what to expect when visiting Morrisons. Dubbed the "Supermarket of the north", it was the place you went for the weekly fruit and veg and Sunday roast ingredients. It was different from other supermarkets; it was more like going to a big indoor market with different shops selling fresh meat, fish, bread and cakes. I certainly wasn't disappointed when I walked into the, unsurprisingly, spick-and-span Morrisons next door to its headquarters in Bradford last week. Dry ice floated across the fresh fruit and veg, and the usual line-up of mini emporia selling fresh meat and baked goods were all there along the back wall. Gondola ends were filled with good northern favourites like Batchelors Bigga marrowfat peas and boxes of snowballs.

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Morrisons: suppliers overestimating lower-alcohol category

Published:  08 October, 2013

Wine suppliers are massively overestimating the importance of the lower-alcohol category and investing far too much time in developing new products, according to Morrisons head of wine.

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Restaurant review: One Leicester Street

Published:  07 October, 2013

Key members of St John's staff remain at cosier incarnation One Leicester Street. Formerly the first hotel from Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver, who described it as "a mini grand urban hut", and before that, Italian restaurant Manzi's, the sheer, slim...

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From the Shop Floor: Katherine Canfield, Hangingditch

Published:  07 October, 2013

A tasting of 50 wines in under 50 minutes is just another day in the life of an independent wine merchant. Anyone working in this sector will agree that most days there is rarely an occasion for which three hours can be spared to leisurely taste and assess a range of wines. It is often an accomplishment to dedicate that amount of time to sleep.

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Morrisons bottles wines in the UK for the first time through Accolade Wines

Published:  07 October, 2013

Morrisons is to use Accolade Wines' bottling facility in Bristol as it looks to pack in the UK for the first time.

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Booths encourages trading up with wine-sampling campaign

Published:  07 October, 2013

Booths supermarkets is to step up its wine-sampling campaign in a strategic bid to move consumers away from cut-price offers.

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Just a Minute: Filippo Zito, head sommelier, The French by Simon Rogan

Published:  04 October, 2013

Head sommelier at the Manchester restaurant talks to Carol Emmas about life in his role

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Laurent-Perrier's Guillaume Deglise to replace Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Asda tops supermarket wine buys for the biggest bargain

Published:  04 October, 2013

Shoppers looking for supermarket wine bargains best head to Asda, as data collected over the past four weeks shows it is consistently beating the prices of its major competitors.

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Liberty Wines announces winner of 2013 Apprentice programme

Published:  04 October, 2013

Joanna Black is the latest winner of the annual Liberty Wines Apprentice programme that looks to bring in new talent to the company.

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Luciann Flynn, director, Liberty Wines Apprentice Programme

Published:  04 October, 2013

We talk to Luciann Flynn about the Liberty Wines Apprentice Programme that looks to offer talented people the chance to further their careers in the wine trade with a two year apprenticeship at the company. It has just announced that Joanna Black of the restaurant, Riverstation, in Bristol is the seventh winner of the scheme.

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