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A music industry tour manager and a Glasgow-based food and drink wholesaler have joined forces to deliver food and drink to frontline NHS staff across Scotland as they work through the Covid-19 crisis.

SWA & SGF in collaboration have put together information to help members follow best practice principles within your delivery routines.

Please take a few minutes to look back on our 2020 Achievers Awards Dinner with our highlights video.  Seems a long time ago, doesn’t it?  How things have changed, but let’s look forward to being able to celebrate the achievements of our Scottish Wholesale industry in the not too distant future.

 

Further to SWA's update on the Scottish Government’s clarification of “essential businesses”, which included those in the production, sale and distribution of food please download our template letter for your employees.

With these challenging times upon us please download our Covid-19 Employers Special Bulletin which will provide you with some information that may help answer employment questions you may have. 

 

Scottish Wholesale Achievers is delighted to list these examples of best practice within the wholesale industry – provided by the sponsors of the awards – as part of our aim to raise standards.

The points listed were identified as best practice by our sponsors during the judging process of Achievers 2020.

Please download the feedback.

The Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed deferment of Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) from April 2021 to July 2022, reaffirming that industry had said from the outset that the implementation of a scheme in 2021 was always going to be unachievable.

To assist wholesalers, producers, suppliers and end-users, the Scottish Wholesale Association is trying to keep the wheels turning and keep members' businesses open. We recognise that unfortunately foodservice wholesale is in decline but that there are still bills to pay and employees who we need to try to support. Through member feedback it was discussed that spare capacity, both in vehicles and personnel, within our membership could be redistributed to other sectors/members and across the rest of the food and drink supply chain.

Former Unitas Wholesale business development manager has joined the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) as member development and liaison officer.

The Scottish Government has committed to introducing low emission zones (LEZ) into Scotland’s four biggest cities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Each zone is being designed based on local requirements following consultation. SWA and members have already submitted responses to Edinburgh and Glasgow’s consultations and recently attended LEZ events in both cities.