Wholesale Industry News

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay scheme to launch on 26 May

Date: May 19, 2020Leave a comment

A new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees. The Coronavirus […]

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Pricecheck doubles its warehouse capacity

Date: May 19, 2020Leave a comment

International FMCG wholesaler and distributor Pricecheck has doubled its warehouse capacity by leasing the former Maplin headquarters in Manvers, South Yorkshire. The lease of the 197,425 sq ft building means […]

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Tobacco track & trace: rigorous enforcement from 20 May

Date: May 19, 2020Leave a comment

Wholesalers of tobacco products may have to turn customers away empty-handed when the new track & trace rules come into force on 20 May. Under the tobacco track & trace […]

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Aoife Kenny appointed head of foodservice at AF Blakemore

Date: May 18, 2020Leave a comment

Aoife Kenny has been appointed head of foodservice at AF Blakemore, taking over from Caoire Blakemore who is now on maternity leave. Kenny (pictured) has previously held senior roles at […]

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Hancocks to reopen three more branches on 18 May

Date: May 15, 2020Leave a comment

Following the successful reopening of Hancocks’ Manchester cash & carry earlier this month, the company will reopen three more of its branches on Monday 18 May. The depots in Birmingham, […]

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Key issues of COVID-19 discussed by FWD members

Date: May 15, 2020Leave a comment

The FWD has held an online event for wholesalers and suppliers to discuss key issues pertaining to COVID-19. The hour-long event brought together more than 130 industry figures to talk […]

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Don Wouhra of East End Foods passes away

Date: May 14, 2020Leave a comment

Don Wouhra (pictured), managing director of East End Foods, has died after a recent illness. He was the youngest of the five brothers who founded in 1972 the East Ends […]

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SPAR Scotland rolls out Snappy Shopper home delivery service

Date: May 14, 2020Leave a comment

Following successful trials, SPAR Scotland is rolling out the Snappy Shopper service in the coming weeks. Snappy Shopper is a rapidly growing home delivery platform specifically designed for the convenience […]

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Confex, Boost Drinks and DCS also now on TWC Sound Bites

Date: May 14, 2020Leave a comment

TWC has recently added three new Sound Bites from wholesalers and suppliers to its YouTube channel to highlight how industry influencers are reacting and adapting to these fast-moving times. The […]

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SWA ‘bitterly disappointed’ that DRS draft regulations are passed

Date: May 14, 2020Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has said it is “bitterly disappointed” that the deposit return scheme (DRS) draft regulations have been passed by the Scottish Parliament during the Coronavirus disruption. […]

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United Wholesale (Scotland) deep-cleans its three C&C depots

Date: May 11, 2020Leave a comment

United Wholesale (Scotland), the Glasgow-based delivered wholesaler and cash & carry business, has implemented deep cleansing of its three depots uilising new bio-fogging technology (used in hospitals) with the aid […]

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mypubshop initiative gains further industry backing

Date: May 11, 2020Leave a comment

The mypubshop initiative that enables pubs to trade as food shops has reported a flying start and gained further industry backing. The mypubshop platform, powered by StarStock, gives pubs nationwide […]

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