The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

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.

 

Most Read: A big week for big business. Tesco bought out the UK’s biggest wholesaler Booker, uniting convenience chains such as Londis and Budgens with supermarket rival Tesco all under one roof.

Speaking of ever-growing super companies, Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter hailed triple digit growth.

 

Europe: Harpers discovered plans to reinstate the Annual Champagne Tasting with a save the date circulated for March 29.

Meanwhile, Sherry prepared to step into the spotlight at March’s Wines from Spain trade tasting, aiming to educate and add value within a category which has seen its share of financial woes in the UK over the past decade.

 

 

Analysis and insights: Our coverage this week covered a breadth of sectors, from the potential of Lebanese wine, to the rise of adult soft drinks and the ‘Fever Tree effect’, and looking at new solutions to the long-debated question of finding the best closure for your product. 

Lebanon: The lure of the east

R&D raising the bar on cork versus screwcap

Beyond spirits: Premium mixers and adult soft drinks

 

 

People and Opinion: Tim Loughton MP, All Party Parliamentary Wine and Spirits Group chair, urged the trade to speak up.

And we profiled Henry Boyes, wine buyer, Mitchells & Butlers.

 

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