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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Tag: Scottish Wholesale Association

Colin Smith SWA

Green fuel for SWA

THE Scottish Wholesale Association has teamed up with Arcola Energy to launch a hydrogen-powered road freight trial.
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Struggle to keep the shelves full

Many of Scotland’s retailers have been struggling to keep shelves filled this summer, amidst an availability squeeze that has affected a number of categories.

Wholesaler awards return

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced its industry programme The Achievers Awards will return for a face-to-face event next year

Support for local suppliers

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has launched a new local sourcing project in a bid to engage its members with more Scottish producers
Colin Smith SWA

Membership soars at SWA

THE Scottish Wholesale Association has bolstered its numbers following a recruitment drive that saw 27 wholesalers join as members during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Colin Smith presenting

Support for wholesale

THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed the roll out of a new £5 million fund to support Scottish food and drink wholesalers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
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Call for action ahead of Brexit deadline

Scotland's food and drink manufacturers and wholesalers have come together to sound the alarm over Brexit
Colin Smith

SWA welcomes grants but warns more is needed

The Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed additional Covid-19 grant support from the Scottish Government, but warned it does not go far enough
SWA chief executive Colin Smith

SWA call for funds

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has called on the First Minister to include the sector in any further Covid-19 financial support packages.
Industry leaders have voiced concerns over plans for a deposit return scheme.

Now not the time for DRS

The Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in 2022
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Deposit return is delayed to 2022

THE launch date for deposit return has been pushed back to the spring of 2022. New regulations, published last month as the coronavirus crisis ramped up, have postponed the implementation of DRS. Deposit return was initially slated for a 1 April 2021 launch date.

A well-kent face for the SWA

A FAMILIAR face to many Scottish convenience retailers has taken on a new role at the Scottish Wholesale Association.

Rates chaos is averted

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to hand over control of business rates to local authorities has been quashed at the Scottish Parliament.

DRS debate rages on at Holyrood

Industry experts raise concerns with proposed scheme

Deposit return is coming in 2021

No automatic exemptions for small stores, glass included, 18 months to go and one more chance to have your say .

SWA brings in Scottish producers

This year’s Scottish Wholesale Association conference will see the SWA team up with Scotland Food & Drink to launch a new producer exhibition

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