The Scottish Wholesale Association is asking wholesalers to share their trading trajectory over the past four weeks as part of a data-gathering exercise that will help reiterate to the Scottish Government the importance of the wholesale food and drink supply channel.
Wholesalers across Scotland are being urged to complete a short online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWAMarketSurvey-covid19 about how their business has changed as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The SWA has strengthened its relationship with the Scottish Government during the Covid-19 crisis, with chief executive Colin Smith in daily contact with ministers and key officials to ensure that any problems and challenges facing wholesalers are flagged up at the earliest opportunity.
Smith explained: “We’ve been forging very strong links with the Scottish Government over the last year to 18 months and we are extremely grateful to Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, for listening to us and taking the time to learn more about the wholesale sector.
“As the ‘wheels’ of the supply chain it is important that we share insight and present it to the Scottish Government so that together we can guide and support members through these tough times.”
Smith added: “It is crucial that we understand what the ‘new’ Scottish wholesale marketplace looks like and where support is most needed – the information provided by our members will strengthen our call to the Scottish Government for quick intervention in providing greater assistance to the wholesale channel where and when required.”
Wholesalers are urged to complete and return the survey as soon as possible: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWAMarketSurvey-covid19
Published Date: April 9, 2020