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Analysis: The summer of gin

Published:  10 August, 2015

It's official: gin has gone global. No longer confined to English back bars, now the rest of the world wants a slice of the action.

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Analysis: The Vindependents is an agency for independents, run by independents

Published:  07 August, 2015

Tired of dealing with big importers, a group of indies have launched a new agency to up profits and share business philosophies called The Vindependents.

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Meet the Gardiniers: Brothers behind Le Taillevent bring a French institution to London

Published:  07 August, 2015

Ahead of their newest restaurant venture, which opens in London next month, Erin Smith sits down with the Gardinier brothers, owners of the famed Le Taillevent in Paris.

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Guy Woodward: What supermarket retailers could learn from restaurants

Published:  07 August, 2015

Among the defining wine trends of recent years, one of the most welcome is the smaller restaurant list. The new "less-is-more" approach means that every listing has to count.

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The Smith Report: To deal or not to deal

Published:  07 August, 2015

There seems to be no end of M&A activity in the UK drinks market. But is what is driving the recent activity?

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Breaking News: Enotria acquires Coe Vintners

Published:  03 August, 2015

One of the UK's leading premium wine distributors announced it has acquired competitor Coe Vintners.

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Moody's warns grocery sector of threat from rising minimum wage

Published:  03 August, 2015

UK retailers will struggle with the government's recently announced hike in the living wage, according to credit rating agency Moody's.

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Rosie Davenport: Testing time for Tesco

Published:  31 July, 2015

It could be a long summer for suppliers waiting to hear whether they've made the grade as the extent of the Tesco's wine range cull starts to ripple through the trade.

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Borough Wines heads for the coast

Published:  27 July, 2015

London-based independent wine merchant Borough Wines has announced plans for its first shop outside the capital. Borough Wines, Beers & Books will open in Hastings, East Sussex towards the end of the summer.

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Insights: Groceries Code Adjudicator urges trade to be more vocal despite a 'climate of fear'

Published:  21 July, 2015

Suppliers and retailer relations were under the spotlight at the Groceries Code Adjudicator's recent annual conference and the industry is being urged to be more vocal despite 'a climate of fear and an aspect of futility'.

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Analysis: The squeeze on supermarket wine aisles

Published:  20 July, 2015

As multiples battle for share, tough times lie ahead for supermarkets and suppliers and the challenges facing the sector

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Interview: Robinsons Brewery doubles turnover with five-year plan

Published:  17 July, 2015

How does a traditional drinks business double turnover, margin and cash profit in the space of five years? Angela Mount meets Paul Robinson and Noel Reid of Robinsons Brewery to find out

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Analysis: Ayo Akintola talks about Oddbins' digital growth strategy and poaching Naked Wines' staff

Published:  15 July, 2015

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola talks to Rosie Davenport about his growth strategy and why trying to poach Naked Wines' staff is fair game

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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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Amazon Prime Now to offer one hour delivery on wine and spirits

Published:  01 July, 2015

Amazon yesterday launched one hour delivery in London on select products including several of its beer, wine and spirits offerings with its new Prime Now service.

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Neil Bruce appointed as the new head of wine for Fuller's

Published:  24 June, 2015

Neil Bruce joined brewery, pub chain and inn operator Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C earler this month as the new head of wine replacing Mark Dally, the current wine and purchasing director.

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'Fear' of retribution a challenge for the Grocery Code Adjudicator in getting suppliers to come forward

Published:  23 June, 2015

Fear of retribution from retailers is the biggest reason suppliers are not raising issues with the Groceries Code Adjudicator, according to a survey by regulator.

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ONS statistics show retail's sustained growth in volume, but ongoing declines in value for May

Published:  19 June, 2015

The Office of National Statistics for May 2015 figures show one of the longest sustained periods of volume growth in the retail sector, while simultaneously showing that prices are continuing to fall for retailers as supermarket price wars rage on.

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Pernod Ricard UK turns 40 and celebrates responsibly with its 5th annual "Responsib'all Day"

Published:  11 June, 2015

Pernod Ricard UK celebrated its Ruby Anniversary as well as raised a glass to several key milestones over the last 40 years while also promoting it's "Responsib'all Day".

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