Ex-FWD David Visick to join Unitas Wholesale

Date: May 15, 2023Leave a comment

David Visick (pictured), the former director of communications for the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) for more than 12 years, is to join Unitas Wholesale in June in a communications […]


FWD and SWA urge foodservice and licensed operators to pay invoices

Date: April 8, 2020Leave a comment

On behalf of food and drink wholesalers throughout the UK, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors and Scottish Wholesale Association have asked foodservice and licensed operators to use government funding to […]


FWD announces Gold Medals and names Coral Rose as new chairman

Date: November 29, 2019Leave a comment

The FWD Gold Medals 2019 were revealed last night at Old Billingsgate, London. At the same time, it was announced that Coral Rose, managing director of Country Range, will become […]


FWD launches online training course for wholesale newcomers

Date: January 29, 2019Leave a comment

An online training course for beginners in wholesale has been launched by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors. Designed by e-learning specialist Bolt Learning, the 20-minute ‘Introduction to Wholesale’ module demonstrates […]


Wholefoods specialist Suma joins the FWD

Date: November 2, 2017Leave a comment

Vegetarian and eco-friendly wholesaler Suma Wholefoods, with turnover of £50 million, has joined the Federation of Wholesale Distributors. Based in the Elland district of Leeds, Suma was formed 40 years […]


Three Red Rose business awards for Birchall Foodservice

Date: March 22, 2017Leave a comment

Birchall Foodservice was named family business of the year and top employer at the Red Rose business awards, held at Blackpool Winter Gardens. It also won the customer service prize. […]


FWD Gold Medal Award winners announced

Date: November 25, 2016Leave a comment

The winners of this year’s FWD Gold Medal Awards were announced to 760 guests at Old Billingsgate, London, last month. Wholesaler awards: Wholesale Service to Retail sponsored by Ferrero Palmer & Harvey […]


Andrew Selley takes over as FWD chairman

Date: November 21, 2016Leave a comment

As widely forecast after Landmark’s managing director Martin Williams announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down as the FWD chairman, the position is to be filled by the organisation’s deputy […]


FWD opposes proposed tax on sugary drinks

Date: August 19, 2016Leave a comment

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) is one of several organisations that have expressed their antipathy towards the Government’s proposed tax on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce the […]


Removal of BBC recipe website would be a ‘huge loss’

Date: May 20, 2016Leave a comment

According to the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, the threatened removal of the BBC’s recipe archives would be a huge loss to the caterers who rated the corporation’s online content as […]


Landmark will look at ‘Creating Tomorrow’s Growth’ at its conference

Date: May 3, 2016Leave a comment

‘Creating Tomorrow’s Growth’ is the theme for Landmark Wholesale’s annual conference, which will be held in Montreux, Switzerland, from 27 May to 1 June. Martin Williams, managing director of Landmark, explained: “Given what […]


Sunday trading threat to independent stores

Date: February 4, 2016Leave a comment

New rules allowing supermarkets to open longer on Sundays could see many communities losing their local independent shops, the Federation of Wholesale Distributors has warned. Chief executive James Bielby said […]