The  vital role that the wholesale channel plays within the food and drink distribution network has finally been recognised within the latest Deposit & Return Scheme Report with recommendations that the scheme is ‘cost neutral’ for wholesalers and that wholesalers should be part of the Scheme Administrator.

Catch up with the latest news from the Scottish Wholesale Association in our most recent update

Scott Moncrieff business advisors have now completed their independent report into the full effects that DRS will have on the food and drink wholesale industry. Commissioned by SWA, this vital report has been submitted to Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee to strengthen the SWA’s demands on behalf of our members and show the real costs to our industry.

Tuesday 10th December 2019 is your last chance to formally have your say on DRS! This is the closing date for the final Scottish Government DRS Consultation on the issue. SWA will be using ALL previous member evidence responses that were sent previously to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee consultation last month.

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith was invited to attend the 13th Business in the Parliament Conference (BIPC) on Thursday 7th & Friday 8th November at Holyrood.

SWA members joined Chief Executive Colin Smith, SWA Council members and SWA’s Public Affairs colleague Margaret Smith on a specially convened Deposit Return Scheme online conference call on Tuesday 5th November.

Our thanks go to Bestway/ Batley’s and Dunn’s Food & Drink who, along with other producers/manufacturers, will be assisting Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) in devising and testing the proposed ‘producer business forms’ that the eventual Scheme Administrator will use when registering businesses, products and content.

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith has made a robust presentation to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee at Holyrood demanding that the vital role that will be played by the wholesale channel within the proposed Deposit and Return Scheme should be recognised with formal SWA Board membership of the new Scheme Administrator.

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This free industry seminar in Glasgow on 29th October is designed to help you understand more about the Scottish seafood industry and the opportunities it has for Scottish wholesalers and food distributors. It takes place at WEST Brewery.