Tourism and what it means for wholesalers will come under the microscope at the forthcoming Scottish Wholesale Association conference with Marc Crothall, chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, giving an update on an ambitious plan to boost food tourism in Scotland by £1 billion.

The Scottish Wholesale Association has expressed disappointment that Scotland’s new deposit return scheme (DRS) will not exempt smaller retailers and that it will include glass, presenting a range of health and safety implications as well as logistical challenges.

The SWA, working in partnership with the FWD and ACS, has produced a wholesale industry poster to help wholesalers raise awareness of Track and Trace regulations among their retail customers.