A Government initiative to tackle duty evasion on alcohol products is helping restore the supply chain to legitimate operators, says the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.
Alcohol wholesalers need to start preparing to apply for the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), HM Revenue and Customs urged today.
Following its successful launch earlier this year, Diageo is unveiling a new seven figure above the line campaign for Captain Morgan White Rum, set to hit Facebook today and TV screens from Monday August 3.
Nestlé Confectionery’s flagship brand KitKat - worth an estimated £184m a year at retail - has announced the latest in a series of major initiatives for 2015 with the launch of new KitKat Snap & Share. With stock available from August 3, the 170g sharing block will be available in two flavour variants: Milk Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. Each has an RRP of £2.00.
Mondelez: "Gear up for early Christmas kick-off"
Mondelez International is urging wholesalers to get their Christmas confectionery displays out as soon as possible to inspire retailers to do so too.
UK consumer confidence rises again - Nielsen
According to latest figures from Nielsen, consumer confidence in the UK increased for the sixth quarter in a row, rising above the global average for the first time in more than nine years.
Digital skills high on retail/wholesale shopping list, according to new UKCES report
Wholesalers and retailers need to attract graduates and workers with digital and customer services skills to boost productivity in the sector, according to a new report by the government’s skills experts the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).
Birchall signs up to catering supplier endorsement scheme
Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice has joined the Food for Life Catering Mark Supplier Scheme to demonstrate its commitment to help caterers provide meals that are freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
Wholesaler availability "critical" new him! research finds
Huge opportunities exist in exploiting mobile and click and collect, him! Research’s Ed Sibley told the FWD Conference as he unveiled the company’s latest research last week.
New man at the helm for Musgrave GB
Musgrave Retail Partners GB managing director Peter Ridler is leaving the business after little more than a year at the helm, to take on a new role as international director of White Stuff fashion retail chain.
Discount specialist Pricecheck joins Today's
Sheffield-based wholesaler Pricecheck has joined Today’s Group as part of its rapid plans to double sales and staff over the next five years.
Showcase event for Classic Fine Foods
Fine food and ingredients specialist Classic Fine Foods is set to bring together more than 30 suppliers and a host of brands from its portfolio on Friday September 18
Hunt's Foodservice telesales team blasts sales record
Hunt's Foodservice' telesales team proved its value last month when it managed to break company records by shifting more than 3000 cakes in a single day.
SPAR sweetens its own-label confectionery range
SPAR is updating its own-label sharing confectionery range with two new lines to help boost the range that is already seeing annual sales of £4m since launch two years ago.
JJ targets impulse shoppers with fresh meat and poultry counter
JJ Food Service has opened a state-of-the-art fresh meat and poultry counter at its Enfield branch to capitalise on impulse sales.
Top Londis retailers offered double discounts
Symbol group Londis has launched a new retailer reward programme that it says doubles the standard discount on all fresh food purchases.
Bielby: Wholesaling offers suppliers a world of potential
Wholesaling adds value to the economy, funds to the Exchequer and provides employment to tens of thousands of people, and is way ahead of the government in building a “Northern Powerhouse”.
Wholesaling's best honoured at him! Awards
Following the close of Conference, four wholesalers - James Hall, Bidvest, Parfetts and Booker, were crowned 'Wholesaler of the year' at the prestigious him! Wholesale Awards 2015. Other winners on the night included Hyperama, CJ Lang, east End Foods, Agrimark and Khanjra.
Summer limited edition sarnies and savouries from Ginsters
Ginsters is expanding its portfolio with the launch of two limited edition sandwiches and two limited edition savouries.
Tap into BBQ trend with AAK Foodservice
More than half of Brits (55%) would be interested in seeing more exotic barbecue options when eating out, according to a new survey from AAK Foodservice on behalf of its Lion sauces brand.
Purity announces C&C-exclusive PMP range
Purity Soft Drinks has announced the launch of price-marked packs for its core range of Juiceburst juice drinks. Launching with leadings C&Cs across the UK, the new range is available to order now.
Top wholesaler raises money for Grocery Aid
Palmer & Harvey CEO Chris Etherington was one of a team of 30 cyclists who raised a total of more than £28,000 for our industry's charity, GroceryAid, earlier this month.
Bidvest Foodservice showcases Scottish collaboration success
Bidvest Foodservice hosted a food and drink event last month at its depot in Newbridge. Richard Lochhead (Pictured) MSP Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, and Robin Gourlay of the Scottish Governments Food Policy team were guests on the day.
FWD welcomes Budget cash to fight illicit trade
The significant investment in preventing the illicit trade in alcohol and cigarettes announced in today’s Budget is promising news for legitimate wholesalers and retailers, says the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).
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