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Scottish Wholesale Association

SWA joins taskforce

THE Scottish Wholesale Association has joined Transport Scotland’s Zero Emission Truck Taskforce.
Colin Smith SWA

Connecting to wholesale

OVER 200 meetings between Scottish wholesalers and food and drink producers took place last month at an event intended to improve links between the two sectors.
SWA winners

Prizes galore at Achievers

Scotland’s top wholesalers gathered in the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, last month to celebrate success at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes with Colin Smith of the SWA

Grants for wholesale

Grant funding has been flowing to the Scottish wholesale sector, as it recovers from the economic turbulence of the pandemic.
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.
empty shelves

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
UK and European flag at Westminster

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
bin full of plastic

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.