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Multiples: A shifting landscape of beverage consumption

Published:  15 May, 2024

James Bayley looks at the growing trend towards functional drinks, such as CBD-infused variants, and how the multiples are responding.

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Demographic shifts propel stout resurgence

Published:  22 April, 2024

In a dynamic market landscape marked by shifting consumer preferences, the stout category is experiencing a notable resurgence, driven by changing demographics. Guinness is chief among the brands leading this charge, as highlighted in Diageo’s recent six-month performance update ending December 2023.

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Multiples: Tips on the wine aisle

Published:  15 March, 2024

Waitrose is a cut above the other supermarkets when it comes to wine. James Bayley takes a look at the in-store wine specialists and what they have to offer shoppers perusing the wine aisle.

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English canned wine brand secures £1.2m investment

Published:  15 February, 2024

Canned wine producer, The Uncommon, has secured £1.2m in private backing, focusing on scaling up production of its English wine to meet growing demand in alternative formats.

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Multiples: Mixed Xmas 2023 for BWS

Published:  12 February, 2024

Some supermarkets reported buoyant sales over the festive period. James Bayley crunches the numbers.

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French champions recognised for UK service

Published:  07 February, 2024

Daniel Lambert Wines, Waitrose and The Wine Society were among some of the big winners at The French Champion Awards organised and hosted by Business France.

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Logistics: Distribution all at sea

Published:  05 February, 2024

Last year’s globally scant harvest and (more) trouble around the Suez Canal could spell disruption for shipping globally in 2024, writes Jo Gilbert.

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Multiples: Healthy year-round growth for low & no

Published:  22 January, 2024

Supermarkets are reporting a consistent uptick in sales of this much-talked about category– and not just during the traditional post-festive period. James Bayley reports.

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Waitrose battles carbon

Published:  18 December, 2023

Waitrose has put emphasis on bulk wine shipping as an important factor in reducing its carbon footprint. James Bayley reports.

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Registrations open for Harpers’ Sustainability Webinar

Published:  17 October, 2023

Titled, Portfolio of Diversity, registrations are open for Harpers’ Sustainability Webinar, in partnership with Bibendum.

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Fourth Wave Wine lauds FTA for UK growth

Published:  23 August, 2023

Australian wine company, Fourth Wave Wine, has reported that since launching into the UK market in August 2022, it has made significant strides with UK retail customers and consumers alike, by surpassing more than 500,000 sold.

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WineGB appoints sustainability ambassador

Published:  02 August, 2023

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has appointed Anne Jones as its first-ever sustainability ambassador.

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Waitrose trials removing sleeves from wine bottle necks

Published:  25 April, 2023

Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to test selling wine bottles without the familiar plastic and foil sleeves, in a move which forms part of supermarket’s aim to ‘reduce unnecessary packaging’.

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Morandé Wine Group reveals new winemaking facility and Waitrose listings

Published:  24 April, 2023

Chilean Producer Morandé Wine Group has launched a new winery and secured new UK listings with Waitrose and Direct Wines.

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Henry Jeffreys: Seeking out gin’s disruptors

Published:  21 April, 2023

Looking beyond London Dry, Henry Jeffreys tracks down the British gin brands on the hunt for growth with new points of difference.

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First ever ‘French Champions’ awarded at VIN

Published:  02 February, 2023

The first-ever edition of The French Champion Awards took place at VIN, the flagship trade tasting dedicated to French wines in London organised by Business France, the French governmental trade agency.

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Portman Group calls on government for low & no alcohol consultation

Published:  03 January, 2023

The Portman Group is urging the government to do more to encourage the uptake of low & no alcohol drinks and launch a consultation on low-alcohol descriptors.

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Multiple messages: How retailers are communicating sustainability initiatives

Published:  07 December, 2022

With sustainability such a broad concept, how do retailers communicate the message? Angela Mount asks those at the sharp end.

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Waitrose spreads its bets this winter

Published:  28 September, 2022

Waitrose is doubling down on its strategy of offering ‘something for everyone’ at all price points, with a mixture of promotions and everyday low-price sales remaining key to the retailer’s approach this autumn in store and through Waitrose Cellar.

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Waitrose carries the can

Published:  12 August, 2022

The nascent wine packaging revolution has taken a further step forward with the announced listing of When in Rome cans at Waitrose.

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