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IBWSS UK Conference-Clem Yates, MW: Private Label and Bulk Strategy For Importers and Distributors

Private label can have many benefits for distributors, but it can also create challenges, including putting a strain on relationships with manufacturers, says JB Steenkamp,  author of Private Label Strategy.

About Clem Yates:

Clem Yates’s career in the wine industry really began when she used her chemistry degree to study Oenology as a post graduate at Roseworthy University in Australia. It was there that she developed a real passion for the process of creating and developing wines. She is currently the Sourcing and Supply Director at Off-Piste Wines who are a small, innovate company supplying the UK 0ff trade as well as export markets. As well as winemaking and buying she is responsible for the quality, safety, and legality of all their wines. She tries to use her knowledge and experience to protect quality from the process of picking the grapes right through to when a customer opens a bottle.

During her time at Off-Piste, they have grown their bulk shipping to over 10 million liters a year and have won several Gold medals for UK bottled products. Prior to joining Off-Piste, she was responsible for all the own label Beers, Wines, and Spirits at Sainsbury’s. During her time there she developed the “House” range of wines and re-established the Taste the difference level from around the world. She has also worked for Tesco in-house. She started winemaking as a flying winemaker covering vintages in both the North and Southern hemispheres including Australia, California, Chile, France, and Italy.

About IBWSS Conference:

At the IBWSS Conference, you can learn from some of the most influential professionals in the beverage industry. These presentations from industry leaders on today’s preeminent ideas on marketing, sales and distribution will challenge and inspire you to grow your bulk wine, bulk spirits, and private labeling business. The conference will have TED-Style talks where speakers will give you insights into the strategies and standards that the industry’s top thinkers are using to shape the marketplace around you.

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show aims to give the bulk trade a truly dynamic trading platform where buyers can confidently conduct business with the world’s most reputable suppliers.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Competition is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Beverage Trade Network (BTN) successfully connects wineries, breweries, distilleries and brand owners with international importers, distributors, brokers and beverage industry professionals on a daily basis. Strong partnerships with international and US organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to connecting the private label and bulk beverage industry.

Time & Venue :

The Royal Horticultural Halls Lindley Hall, 80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE, UK at 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm

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