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 […]


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 […]


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 announces Gold Medal award winners

Date: November 25, 2022Leave a comment

The FWD has announced its Gold Medal award winners for 2022. Wholesalers and suppliers joined together at Old Billingsgate in London to celebrate the top talent, new products and new […]


FWD names Bestway’s Dawood Pervez as its new chairman

Date: November 19, 2022Leave a comment

The FWD has named Bestway Wholesale’s managing director Dawood Pervez as its new chairman. He will succeed Coral Rose, CEO of Fairway Foodservice, in January and will become the 61st […]


FWD urges the Government to commit to stability

Date: October 17, 2022Leave a comment

The FWD has criticised several of the measures announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt. On the energy price guarantee, FWD chief executive James Bielby said: “The Chancellor’s confirmation […]


Former FWD director general Alan Toft dies

Date: September 6, 2022Leave a comment

Alan Toft, who was director general of the FWD for 16 years, has died at the age of 91. Toft joined the Federation in 1989, having previously been the editor […]


FWD urges incoming Prime Minister to act to support food distribution

Date: July 29, 2022Leave a comment

The FWD has laid out a five-point manifesto for the incoming Prime Minister to support food distribution in the UK and boost the wider economy. The next Prime Minister is […]


FWD signs up additional mentors for mentoring scheme

Date: July 14, 2022Leave a comment

Following higher-than-expected demand for its new mentoring scheme, the FWD has signed up additional industry executives to share their experience and expertise with young colleagues. The volunteers will work with […]


FWD announces winners of 2021 Gold Medal Awards

Date: November 26, 2021Leave a comment

The FWD announced the winners of its 2021 Gold Medal Awards last night (25 November) at Old Billingsgate, London. Wholesaler awards: Retail Wholesaler: Parfetts Foodservice Wholesaler: Creed Foodservice Smaller Wholesaler: […]


Budget relief measures fall short according to the FWD

Date: October 27, 2021Leave a comment

News that the Government is to introduce temporary business rates relief for eligible retail, hospitality and leisure properties for 2022-23 has been welcomed by the FWD, but the industry body […]


Specialist bakery wholesaler BAKO joins the FWD

Date: August 31, 2021Leave a comment

Specialist bakery ingredients and finished goods wholesaler BAKO has joined the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) as a full member. BAKO supplies bakery products and ingredients to 4,000 customers throughout […]