SCOTLAND’S wholesalers must adapt the way they do business to keep apace with ever-changing and evolving trends in the marketplace. That was one of the key messages from Asim Sarwar, president of the Scottish Wholesale Association, in his opening presentation at the trade body’s annual conference at Crieff today (12th June).
AS the Scottish Wholesale Association identifies its practice of engaging with politicians on issues affecting its members and their businesses as a key pillar of its work, the leading trade association has appointed Caledonia Public Affairs to further drive this long-established objective.
SWA has launched a new Monthly Bulletin to keep members up-to-date with Association and wider industry news.
Suppliers are encouraged to book early for this year's SWA Conference, taking place at Crieff Hydro in June.
The SWA has produced a new Fact Sheet for suppliers seeking further information about the Association.
CJ LANG & Son, the long-established Dundee-based independent food and drink wholesaler, has been named the best wholesale business in the country at the prestigious Scottish Wholesale Achievers, the awards initiative created and organised by the Scottish Wholesale Association to recognise professionalism and excellence across all sectors of the industry in Scotland.
WITH less than two weeks until Scottish Wholesale Achievers, the Scottish Wholesale Association is whetting guests’ appetites by revealing in advance that the menu will feature an array of premium-quality Scottish and food drink in support of the Year of Food and Drink Scotland taking place in 2015.
FOLLOWING the success of its much-lauded Mentoring Programme, the Scottish Wholesale Association is inviting further applications for 2015.
EVOLUTION within the wholesale sector will be the principal theme at the annual conference of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) at Crieff in June, with Booker Group’s chief executive, Charles Wilson, among the keynote speakers.
CHILDREN’S charity Aberlour has received a cash boost after members, suppliers and guests at the Scottish Wholesale Association’s annual conference this summer raised £4600. Aberlour ambassador Katherine Grainger CBE, Scotland’s Olympic rower, was the motivational speaker at the high-profile event.