THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has commented on the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, welcoming both the freeze on fuel duty which it says will ease difficult operating conditions for its members and the introduction of the National Loan Guarantee Scheme which will reduce the rate of borrowing by 1% for small businesses.
SUPPLIERS from both north and south of the Border have attended the Scottish Wholesale Association’s first-ever networking event in Glasgow.
CHARITY Whizz-Kidz is £5000 better off thanks to a raffle organised at the Scottish Wholesale Association Annual Conference with brewer Molson Coors (UK & Ireland).
SUPPLIERS currently not benefiting from membership of the Scottish Wholesale Association are being invited to attend the trade association’s first dedicated networking on 15th November.
MORE resources have been made available to help independent retailers cope with the new licensing legislation that came into force in Scotland on 1st October 2011.
A NEW trade guide for independent retailers selling alcohol is being produced by the leading industry trade associations – the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) – in advance of more key changes to licensing legislation taking effect from 1st October 2011.
CHALLENGING wholesalers – and suppliers – to raise their game in the current economic climate will lead to a stronger and more competitive wholesale industry, believes George Benson, president of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA).