The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is warning that the Scottish Government’s confirmation yesterday of the “tight” April 2013 implementation date of the tobacco display ban for larger shops is already creating nervousness in the trade.
John Forteith, general manager of Forteith Foodservice in Oban, has joined the SWA Council.
The Scottish Wholesale Association is inviting applications from prospective mentees and mentors for its innovative, new Mentoring Programme.
SWA wholesale member JB Foods has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of three new trucks.
Independent retailers and wholesalers have rallied to back the Scottish Wholesale Association’s trade-only ‘Plain Nonsense’ campaign against the UK Government’s proposals to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes and tobacco products, with 3,000 supporting a “no change” option.
AN ambitious initiative by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) to improve skills and nurture emerging talent within the wholesale industry has led to the launch of the Scottish Wholesale Association Mentoring and Training Trust.
WHOLESALERS must work hard to help retailers deal positively with the implications of new legislation, according to George Benson, president of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA).
Recent customer service workshops, held as part of the SWA's 2012 Training Programme, have been particularly well received by participants, according to the association's training provider, 121 HR Solutions.
THE much-acclaimed trade guide for independent retailers selling alcohol, produced last autumn by leading industry trade associations the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) and the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), has been launched as an App on iTunes.
STRIVING for best practice and learning from others will help strengthen the wholesale industry and build respect from suppliers.