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.
SWA Covid-19: Employers Special
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.
Achievers 2020 Best Practice
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.
SWA welcomes Scottish Government’s decision to push back DRS
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.
SWA Resource Sharing: Redirecting our spare capacity
To assist wholesalers, producers, suppliers and end-users, the Scottish Wholesale Association is trying to keep the wheels turning and keep members' businesses open.
SWA looks to future industry growth with appointment of member development and liaison officer
Former Unitas Wholesale business development manager has joined the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) as member development and liaison officer.
Low Emission Zones update
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.
Consultation: The Food Information and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is preparing Scottish regulations to provide for the enforcement of a regulation which lays down detailed rules on the provision of food information to consumers, indicating the country of origin or place of provenance of a primary ingredient where it is not the same as the origin of the food as a whole.
Sale of energy drinks to children and young people
SWA has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people. Our full consultation response can be found at Energy Drink response
Coronavirus workplace poster
SWA has produced a downloadable COVID-19 workplace poster to help inform your visitors and staff on how to prevent the spread of infection. Please see below to download.