GroceryAid partners with Business Debtline to support retailers

Date: August 28, 2022Leave a comment

GroceryAid has joined forces with the charity Business Debtline to raise awareness of the free business money advice and support available for independent retailers and business owners. The move comes […]


FWD supports inquiry into HGV driver availability

Date: February 18, 2022Leave a comment

A group of MPs has launched a special inquiry examining HGV driver availability and its impact on the food and drink supply chain. Chaired by Matt Vickers MP, the All […]


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 […]


FWD welcomes temporary extension of HGV drivers’ permitted hours

Date: July 7, 2021Leave a comment

The Government’s announcement that HGV drivers’ permitted hours will be temporarily extended from Monday 12 July has been welcomed by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD). FWD chief executive James […]


FWD implores the Government to act immediately to secure food deliveries

Date: July 6, 2021Leave a comment

The removal of COVID restrictions on 19 July in England will be a disaster for shops, pubs and restaurants unless the Government acts immediately to secure food deliveries, the Federation […]


New £1.5 billion business rates relief fund will benefit wholesalers

Date: March 26, 2021Leave a comment

Wholesalers that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis will finally be able to apply for business rates relief following the announcement by the Government of a new £1.5 […]


FWD launches petition asking for financial support for wholesalers

Date: February 17, 2021Leave a comment

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has launched a petition asking the Government to grant food and drink wholesalers bespoke financial support: The petition says: “Food and drink wholesalers […]