Women in Wholesale increases mentoring capacity

Date: February 6, 2024Leave a comment

Women in Wholesale’s Speed Mentoring event returns for 2024 with more mentors than ever before. Following increased support from the FWD, the annual event will now feature 14 mentors – […]


FWD Gold Medals awarded to 25 outstanding businesses and people

Date: December 1, 2023Leave a comment

The FWD Gold Medal awards dinner, held last night (30 November) at Old Billingsgate, London, attracted a record number of guests. The audience of 900 people gathered to celebrate the […]


FWD urges the Government to include wholesale sector in Crime Bill

Date: October 31, 2023Leave a comment

The FWD has urged the Government to ensure that the wholesale sector is included in the forthcoming Crime Bill. In a letter to the home secretary Suella Braverman, FWD chief […]


We Are Unicorn LGBTQ+ consultancy launched for UK wholesale sector

Date: August 18, 2023Leave a comment

We Are Unicorn, an LGBTQ+ consultancy for the UK wholesale sector, has been launched by Jason Finch, an AI engineer and former developer of wholesaler online sales platforms. Finch aims […]


Former England rugby player Shaunagh Brown to speak at DiW event

Date: July 27, 2023Leave a comment

Shaunagh Brown (pictured), former England rugby player, will be the guest speaker at the Diversity in Wholesale (DiW) conference, which takes place on 12 September at 30 Euston Square, London. Brown, […]


FWD and SWA set out plans for wholesale to reach net zero by 2040

Date: June 29, 2023Leave a comment

The FWD and Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) have set out their plans for the wholesale industry to reach net zero by 2040. The FWD worked in collaboration with the SWA […]


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 […]


Women in Wholesale will celebrate difference at mentoring event

Date: April 5, 2023Leave a comment

Heidi Easby, category director at Brakes, and Elaine Hayes, claims manager at Costco, are two of the eight senior female leaders presenting at the Women in Wholesale (WiW) Speed Mentoring […]


Suppliers respond to wholesalers’ shared margin request on PMPs

Date: March 6, 2023Leave a comment

Suppliers are responding to wholesalers’ requirements for an acceptable shared margin on price-marked packs, according to research from commissioned by the FWD and carried out by TWC. The survey of […]


FWD invites nominations for Wholesale Stars awards

Date: February 2, 2023Leave a comment

The FWD has launched a new set of awards for people who are developing their skills through apprenticeships, training or academic study with the support of their employer. The Wholesale […]


Wholesalers criticise the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme

Date: January 10, 2023Leave a comment

The FWD has expressed its disappointment following the Chancellor’s announcement about a new energy bills support package, effective from April. The new Energy Bills Discount Scheme for UK businesses will […]


FWD crime awareness campaign is backed by the Met

Date: December 15, 2022Leave a comment

Backed by the Metropolitan Police and the National Business Crime Centre, the FWD is raising awareness of crime in cash & carry car parks through a campaign running in London. […]