Consumers in Glasgow are being encouraged to swap their usual tipple for a lower alcohol version as part of a pilot campaign launched this week by the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partnership (SGAIP).
The groundbreaking mentoring programme, launched by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) under its new Mentoring Trust, is now well under way with the first individuals participating in the high-profile industry initiative already benefiting from one-to-one sessions with their mentors.
THE much-acclaimed trade guide for independent retailers and wholesalers selling tobacco, produced earlier this year by leading industry trade associations the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF), has now been launched as a free iPhone/iPad App on iTunes.
Leading convenience store operator, JW Filshill, owner of the KeyStore brand, has formed a partnership with the Clydebank Co-operative Society to open a jointly brand convenience store in Glasgow’s West End.
Scotland has a “wealth of assets at its disposal” when it comes to food and drink, according to John Forteith of the Oban-based wholesaler, Forteith Foodservice (3663 Alba).
Training and the importance of mentoring within its programme will form a key strand of the Scottish Wholesale Association’s focus over the next year, it was revealed at the trade body's annual conference at Crieff at the weekend (June 14-16).
Asim Sarwar, managing director of the Glasgow-based United Wholesale (Scotland) group, has been confirmed as the new president of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), succeeding George Benson.
The Scottish Wholesale Association has launched its updated Marketing Brochure designed to highlight its key activities and events, including its Annual Conference and Training Programme.
A new trade guide for independent retailers and wholesalers selling tobacco has been produced by the leading industry trade associations - the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and the Scottish Grocers' Federation (SGF) - to help the industry fully comply with the new changes to tobacco display requirements included in the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010.
The Scottish Wholesale Association has been approached by JB Management which has funding available for Modern Apprenticeships & Scottish Government-funded SVQs for employees.