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    Energy Bill Relief Scheme ‘Is Nowhere Near Enough” Hospitality Businesses Warn

Energy Bill Relief Scheme ‘Is Nowhere Near Enough” Hospitality Businesses Warn

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has warned that the wholesale energy price cap for businesses is nowhere near enough and that ‘more needs to be done to help the struggling hospitality sector through the winter months. Commenting on the new Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which will fix gas and electricity

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    Wholesaler JW Fillshill Acquires Iain Hill Ltd

Wholesaler JW Fillshill Acquires Iain Hill Ltd

One of Scotland’s oldest independent food and drink wholesalers has acquired Iain Hill Ltd, a rival wholesale business. Family-owned Filshill has acquired the Renfrewshire-based wholesaler for an undisclosed sum. CEO Simon Hannah (pictured left) commented: ‘Given the many synergies between the two businesses, Iain Hill Ltd is a perfect fit

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    SWA Welcomes £10m For Food & Drink Sector

SWA Welcomes £10m For Food & Drink Sector

The Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that an additional £10m is to be made available to support the food and drink wholesale sector as it recovers from the pandemic. It is expected that a new round of the Scottish Food and Drink Wholesale Resilience Fund

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    SWA Calls For Business Rates Relief Extension

SWA Calls For Business Rates Relief Extension

Wholesalers in Scotland are calling on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to extend business rates relief to the wholesale sector in order to bring it into line with tourism and hospitality customers. The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is also calling for an extension to the furlough scheme to secure jobs which

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    SWA Joins Scottish Tourism Recovery Task Force

SWA Joins Scottish Tourism Recovery Task Force

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has been invited to participate in the new Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce. Chaired by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism and Jamie Hepburn, the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, the group will look at the needs of the tourism and

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    ‘Apply For SME Funding’, SWA Urges Wholesalers

‘Apply For SME Funding’, SWA Urges Wholesalers

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed confirmation by the Scottish Government that a £45m fund is being made available to food and drink wholesalers and other companies that have up to now fallen through the cracks of other business support measures. Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced yesterday that the

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    Scottish Wholesale Operator Supports Scotland’s NHS

Scottish Wholesale Operator Supports Scotland’s NHS

A Scottish wholesaler has joined forces with a music industry tour manager to deliver food and drink to frontline NHS staff across Scotland as they work through the COVID-19 crisis. Port Dundas-based Lomond Foods has teamed up with Ben Pomphrett, whose partner is an intensive care nurse currently working at

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    SWA Rewards Wholesale High Fliers in Annual Achievers Awards

SWA Rewards Wholesale High Fliers in Annual Achievers Awards

The 17th Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards were held last week with a host of new categories, as operators from across Scotland were recognised and rewarded for their effort and innovation. Organised by the SWA and now in their 18th year, the awards – which took place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel

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    SWA Marks 80th Anniversary Year With Autumn Conference & Grand Banquet

SWA Marks 80th Anniversary Year With Autumn Conference & Grand Banquet

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced it will be celebrating its 80th year by ‘working with members to invest in the future sustainability of the wholesale industry’. Chief executive Colin Smith (pictured left) explained: ‘We want to inspire a new generation of wholesalers to take an active role in

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    Vanilla Officially The UK’s Best-Selling Ice Cream Flavour

Vanilla Officially The UK’s Best-Selling Ice Cream Flavour

A new survey has revealed that vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavour in the UK. A staggering 84% of ice cream parlours across the UK stated that vanilla was the most popular, followed by mint chocolate chip (20%) and chocolate (18%). Unusual varieties sold by UK ice cream

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