FWD News

22/02/2018
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FWD and HIM reveal the customers' top wholesalers

Independent retailers and foodservice operators will reveal their favourite wholesale partners this summer when the HIM Wholesale Awards return to the FWD conference on June 28.


25/01/2018
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FWD helps introduce MPs to sector’s support for wholesale workers

MPs from across the UK learned about the support offered to people working in wholesale and other grocery channels at a House of Commons reception sponsored by FWD.


01/12/2017
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Wholesalers name their brands of the year

Members of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors revealed their choice of the best brands, products and innovations of the year at the FWD’s Gold Medal Awards last night.


30/11/2017
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Support for Palmer and Harvey colleagues as wholesale honours individual achievements

The thoughts of the food and drink wholesale community were with their colleagues at Palmer and Harvey, the FWD member which  went into administration this week, as the industry met to celebrate great personal achievements at the industry’s Gold Medal Awards.



22/11/2017
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Wholesalers happy with duty delays, fuel freezes and new tax enforcers

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors has praised the announcement in today’s Budget that wholesalers and retailers will be given longer notice of duty rises to enable them to sell through alcohol stock.

Under the Government’s new annual tax policymaking cycle, al ...



20/11/2017
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Wholesale News relaunched for 2018

Wholesale News, the official journal of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, is to be relaunched next year with a new look and a new online news service.

Wholesale News is read by 4,600 people in the wholesale distribution channel and provides news and insight for both whol ...



18/10/2017
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More FWD training grants go to women than men

More than half of the money awarded as training bursaries by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors in the last 12 months has gone to women, exceeding the target set at last year’s Women in Wholesale conference.

 At the event in October 2016 FWD also announced that ...



18/10/2017
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Wholesalers to attract talent with flexible working study

 Members of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors are planning to widen the pool of available talent in wholesale with a study of flexible working options in the sector. 

The project will look at ways to make working in the wholesale industry more attractive to tale ...



17/10/2017
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Introducing our newest member, Suma Wholefoods

Suma Wholefoods, distributor of over 7,000 vegetarian and eco-friendly products, has joined FWD as a full wholesaler member.

As a 100% vegetarian wholesaler driven by its ethical policy, the co-operative has strict requirements from suppliers around ingredients, sourcing and the ...



10/07/2017
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Sterling Supergroup adds its weight to FWD’s sector representation

Sterling Supergroup, which represents 38 foodservice wholesalers and distributes the Sterling Caterers Essentials brand, has joined FWD. The Federation now has eight buying groups among its membership with the total number of wholesalers represented now standing at 568.

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10/07/2017
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Wholesaler saves retailer's licence with AWRS check
An alert wholesaler representative has saved a retailer from possible prosecution after an unscrupulous trader attempted to pass themselves off as a registered alco ...


07/06/2017
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Big name brands back wholesale to deliver for them

Product suppliers are demonstrating their commitment to the wholesale sector through investment in FWD’s services as the hub of wholesale distribution.

Recent months have seen an unprecedented rush by major brands to invest in the channel through Supplier Partner membershi ...



26/04/2017
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Flexible working a challenge for women in wholesale

A lack of flexible working options was voted the biggest challenge for 52% of women, according to exclusive HIM research published in the Women in Wholesale (WiW) Report.



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