SWA survey collecting Covid-19 data

An online survey has been created asking wholesalers to share Covid-19 trading insight to highlight the importance of the wholesale channel.

Set up by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), the survey aims to gather data to reiterate to the Scottish government what the sector does by sharing how wholesalers’ businesses have changed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith has been in daily contact with ministers and key officials since the crisis began to raise awareness of challenges wholesalers have been facing – and the results of the survey will go towards doing this.

“We’ve been forging very strong links with the Scottish Government over the past year to 18 months and we’re extremely grateful to Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, for listening to us and taking the time to learn more about the wholesale sector,” said Smith.

“As the ‘wheels’ of the supply chain it’s important we share insight and present it to the Scottish Government so together we can guide and support members through these tough and challenging times.

“It is crucial that we understand what the new Scottish wholesale marketplace looks like and where support is most needed – the information provided by our members will strengthen our call to the Scottish Government for quick intervention in providing greater assistance to the wholesale channel where and when required.

“We can also use that information to help the government make informed decisions that will benefit the wholesale industry and the wider food and drink sector.”

Scottish wholesalers can complete the survey at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWAMarketSurvey-covid19

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