Achievers honours Scottish wholesale industry’s wholesalers and suppliers

Date: February 23, 2024Leave a comment

Scotland’s most innovative, forward-thinking and resilient wholesalers were recognised last night (22 February) at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards. The top suppliers were also honoured, in recognition of the importance […]


SWA puts spotlight on wholesale at Holyrood Parliamentary Reception

Date: November 27, 2023Leave a comment

A Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) Parliamentary Reception – attended by over 35 MSPs from all parties – has been held at Holyrood to highlight the importance and resilience of the […]


SWA highlights opportunities for decarbonising wholesale transport

Date: November 2, 2023Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has shared two case studies to help the wholesale sector understand what is needed to decarbonise transport fleets and achieve net zero. One of the […]


SWA highlights net-zero challenges at Filshill visit by Patrick Harvie

Date: October 13, 2023Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) recently facilitated a visit by Patrick Harvie, the Scottish Government’s minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights, to its member JW Filshill’s […]


SWA creates wholesaler directory to assist local and regional producers

Date: September 14, 2023Leave a comment

A new directory for the Scottish wholesale food and drink sector has been created by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) to help local and regional producers connect with wholesalers. The […]


Record entries for Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards

Date: August 21, 2023Leave a comment

Entries for the 2024 SWA Achievers Awards are 20% up on the previous event, with many wholesalers who have previously not entered the competition taking part. Achievers are the only […]


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 […]


Achievers Awards 2024 open for entries

Date: June 20, 2023Leave a comment

Wholesalers in Scotland are encouraged to celebrate their businesses and recognise the efforts of their staff by entering the Achievers Awards 2024. Now in their 21st year, Achievers are the […]


DRS in Scotland to be delayed until October 2025 ‘at the earliest’

Date: June 7, 2023Leave a comment

The launch of Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) is to be delayed again – until at least October 2025 – with the aim of aligning it to a UK-wide scheme. […]


SWA trains more Wholesale Local Food Champions

Date: June 4, 2023Leave a comment

Fourteen people from several Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) members have named a Wholesale Local Food Champion as part of the SWA’s recently launched training programme, an initiative funded and supported […]


DRS to go ahead in Scotland but will not include glass

Date: May 28, 2023Leave a comment

The deposit return scheme (DRS) in Scotland will be able to go ahead from March 2024 but will not include glass as originally planned. The UK Government said it would […]


SWA welcomes improvements to deposit return scheme

Date: April 24, 2023Leave a comment

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed the improvements to the deposit return scheme (DRS) announced by Lorna Slater, the Scottish Government minister responsible for the scheme. The revised measures […]