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Industry fires Brexit warning shot

Leaders warn no deal could spell disaster for Scotland SCOTLAND’S food and drink manufacturers and wholesalers have come together to sound the alarm over Brexit. In...
Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

Industry warns COVID crisis could spell DRS disaster

THE Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers...

Reasons to party

WHOLESALERS from across Scotland were celebrating success last month at a gala ceremony in the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh.

Industry critical of business parking tax

  PLANS to give Scottish councils the power to charge businesses for parking spaces have come under fire from retail industry stakeholders. The proposed Workplace Parking...

Smith takes top SWA job

SCOTTISH independent retailing stalwart Colin Smith has been appointed chief executive of the Scottish Wholesale Association, with current executive director Kate Salmon set to...

Minimum pricing will go ahead

UK Supreme Court rules in favour of Scottish Government policy MINIMUM unit pricing will go ahead in Scotland following a ruling by the UK Supreme...

Deposit scheme is “bad for business”

The appointment earlier this year of Caledonia Public Affairs to help the SWA enhance its profile in the corridors of both Westminster and Holyrood...

Sarwar calls on SWA to evolve

Scotland's wholesalers must evolve to meet changing demands and challenges, according to Asim Sarwar, outgoing president of the Scottish Wholesale Association, at the trade body’s...
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Wilson set to speak at SWA

BOOKER Group’s chief executive, Charles Wilson, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Scottish Wholesale Association’s annual conference in Crieff in June. Other...

SWA set to go

KEYNOTE speakers at this year’s Scottish Wholesale Association conference, taking place at Crieff Hydro on 13-15 June, include John Howie, chairman of CBI Scotland,...
HMRC has been targeting retailers in Scotland thought to be selling non duty-paid alcohol.

Wholesale chief warns on rogue drinks

PRESIDENT of the Scottish Wholesale Association Asim Sarwar has told Scottish Grocer that amounts of illegal alcohol available in Scotland seem to have reached...
Scotland Food and Drink chief executive James Withers speaking at the Scottish Wholesale Association Conference.

To a big year and beyond

AS reported in last month’s Scottish Grocer, Scotland Food and Drink chief executive, James Withers, told an audience of Scottish wholesalers that Scotland’s food...

Don’t give risk a bad rap says SWA – Mentoring Programme

TRAINING and mentoring will play a major role in Scottish Wholesale Association activity over the next year, the organisation’s annual conference was told last...
Asim Sarwar of United Wholesale (Scotland) will become the youngest-ever president of the Scottish Wholesale Association at its conference this month.

Sarwar in hot seat at wholesale group

THERE’S a new man at the top of Scotland’s wholesale industry representative organisation. Asim Sarwar is the youngest-ever president of the Scottish Wholesale Association. The...
The Scottish Government is still on track to introduce a minimum alcohol unit price of 50p.

Round 1 goes to Holyrood

Whisky group vows to fight on as Scotland’s courts back parliament’s right to pass minimum pricing SCOTLAND’S whisky industry says it will fight on and...