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Sainsbury's Q1 sales decline due to food price deflation

Published:  10 June, 2015

Sainsbury's sales declined for the sixth consecutive quarter with total retail sales down 0.6% and like-for-like sales down 2.14%. driven primarily by food deflation.

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The modern wine list is not 'dead', just evolving

Published:  09 June, 2015

Despite going through a significant evolution over the past 20-something years, the modern-day wine list is not 'dead' as some say, simply different.

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Insights: Independents Italian outlets are gaining traction through education and experimentation

Published:  09 June, 2015

Independent Italian outlets are upping the appeal of lesser-known, over-£10 wines by educating consumers and letting them experiment.

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Vente-privee says UK consumers are ready to lap up flash wine sales

Published:  08 June, 2015

Is the UK prepared for flash wine sales? Vente-privee.com's Sally Scott thinks so and is determined to see the country embrace them, she tells Arabella Mileham.

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Tesco admits to 'probable breaches' of Groceries Supply Code

Published:  08 June, 2015

Tesco has in it's recently released annual report stated that "regrettably, we have conclude that there have been a number of instances of probable breaches of the Code which fall short of the high standards we expect to uphold in our dealings with our suppliers."

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Origin Wine opens office in the US

Published:  08 June, 2015

Fairtrade and South African wine specialist Origin Wine has opened a new sales office to cover the North American market in a bid to establish what the company called "a global sourcing footprint".

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Simon Cairns of The Co-operative on the growing importance of convenience retailing for the company

Published:  05 June, 2015

Simon Cairns, BWS category trading manager at The Co-operative explains to Angela Mount the supermarket's strategy, its supplier relationships and how it needs to "focus totally on convenience retailing, working within 2,000- to 4,000-square-foot shop formats."

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The Co-op looks to defend its market share in the convenience retail channel

Published:  05 June, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Angela Mount for this month's print edition of Harpers, which is out today, Simon Cairns the BWS category manager for The Co-operative explains how critical the convenience retail channel is becoming for the company.

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Analysis: Do you remember your wine epiphany?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Trade personalities tell Rosie Davenport and Nigel Huddleston about the life-changing moment when they realised a career in wine was their destiny

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Welsh tapas bar launches own label Spanish-style beer as it opens third restaurant

Published:  04 June, 2015

Welsh-based tapas restaurant and sherry bar, Bar 44 is launching an own label Spanish-style pale ale, as it opens it third restaurant in Cardiff.

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Pernod Ricard to overhaul business as it looks to boost profits 5% and overtake Diageo

Published:  03 June, 2015
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McWilliams to target millenials with new red wine blend

Published:  02 June, 2015

Australian wine group, McWilliams has launched a new red wine blend targeting millennials.

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Morrisons returns to growth, and Lidl takes its highest market share

Published:  02 June, 2015

Morrison returned to growth for the first time since December 2013, the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown, while Lidl rose its highest recorded market share.

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Sipsmith's Chiswick distillery 'disappointed' after it is refused a license for late night distillery tours

Published:  02 June, 2015

London distiller Sipsmith has been refused a late licence, after opposition from residents near its Chiswick distillery.

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Tanqueray master distiller Tom Nichol reflects on 42-years in the industry

Published:  02 June, 2015

Tanqueray's master distiller, Tom Nichol, who is retiring from Diageo after a 42-year career, has been awarded a lifetime award by the Gin Guild, at its annual dinner. 

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Waitrose reports boom in gin sales, as craft and artisan styles increase

Published:  01 June, 2015

Waitrose has seen a surge of gin sales, up 7% on the same time last year, boosted by the growing interest in new styles.

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Consumer confidence in the UK hits a 9 year high, according to Nielsen

Published:  01 June, 2015

UK consumer confidence, which rose for the fifth consecutive quarter, hit the highest level in nine years according to Nielsen's most recent figures.

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As many as 3.4m UK middle aged drinkers are at risk of health problems despite industry warnings

Published:  01 June, 2015

Drinkaware, the alcohol education charity, found that 3.4m middle aged drinkers are "regularly drinking about the lower risk limits despite many recognising the potential health arms" according to a new report.

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Tesco appoints former Diageo lawyer to head up legal team

Published:  29 May, 2015

Tesco has appointed Diageo's former lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director, according to legal publication, The Lawyer.

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New viticulture research programme opens in Kent to boost English wine industry

Published:  28 May, 2015

A trial research vineyard is being established at the East Malling Research centre in Kent which aims to boost productivity and margins within the English wine industry.

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