FWD calls for specific wholesaler aid from the Government

Date: May 20, 2020Leave a comment

Wholesalers should have access to the same government support as the retail, hospitality and leisure businesses they supply, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors has told an influential committee of MPs. […]

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Wholesalers urged to join singing fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust

Date: May 20, 2020Leave a comment

Mike O’Leary, company secretary at Kent-based fruit and veg wholesaler Hars & Hagebauer, is challenging the community to sing their favourite song, share it on Facebook and nominate three friends […]

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Sales of ACE with virus-busting ingredient rise by 200%

Date: May 19, 2020Leave a comment

ACE, the laundry and cleaning brand, has seen a 200% uplift in sales across Europe since the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic began, thanks to unique bleaching agent found in […]

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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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CCEP reduces price points on its Coca-Cola price-marked packs

Date: May 18, 2020Leave a comment

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reduced the price points on its price-marked packs across its colas portfolio. 1.75-litre bottles of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar – including the cherry and vanilla-flavoured variants […]

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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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