FWD announces its team for the future of wholesale

Experts from the wholesale channel and beyond will take the stage at Fast FWD>> The Future of Wholesale, as the sector gathers this summer for an assessment of the next steps in this rapidly evolving market.

The day begins with the revelation of two major pieces of research. The Future of Wholesale is a major study commissioned by FWD and carried out by the Centre for Future Studies at the University of Kent. It looks at the direction of travel in technology, globalisation and consumer behavior, and suggests future scenarios for the wholesale channel.

The second new survey, The Whole Society, looks at the economic and social contribution of wholesalers in the UK, from the customers they support to the jobs they provide and the value they add.

Among the wholesalers making the pitch for investment in this dynamic channel are Today’s Group MD Darren Goldney, Landmark’s John Mills, Bestway’s Dawood Pervez and Martin Race, and FWD Chairman Andrew Selley of Bidfood.

Providing insight and analysis we have Jill Livesey of HIM, Tanya Pepin of The Whole Sale Company, and Meadow Foods CEO Mark Chantler.

A personal view of the future of wholesale and the strengths it can play to comes from Karen Ward of Aditi, an organisational structure expert with experience in the wholesale channel.

Political commentary comes from Times columnist and member of the House of Lords Daniel Finkelstein, who also writes about football and will provide analysis of the England v. Belgium World Cup match in the evening, in tandem with Liverpool and England legend John Barnes.

The evening climaxes with the HIM Wholesale Awards, which are voted for by the sector’s retail and foodservice customers.

Fast FWD>> The Future of Wholesale takes place at St George’s Park, Burton-on-Trent on June 28 2018. Contact Nikki Connor nikki@fwd-uk.com  01323 724952.

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