school lunches

Food free-for-all: what’s next for free school lunches?

David Burrows on what might be next for the universal infant free school meals policy. Prime minister (PM) Theresa May has shelved plans to scrap universal infant free school meals (UIFSM), a key pledge in...

Are you experienced? Help your customers get creative and boost the experience

Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski on helping your customers get their ‘experience’ spot on.  Last month was the 50th anniversary of one of the most important albums ever recorded. No, not Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band –...
tobacco sales

Focus on tobacco: As the deadline looms

There can be no half measures from tobacco wholesalers from 20 May, writes Chris Dillon. From the moment most factory lines ceased production of branded packs of tobacco 12 months ago, in line with legislation making...
Women in Wholesale Report Launch

Women in Wholesale: Inspire, support, and progress

Did you know that there are more people called Dave running FTSE 100 companies than women? How about that the gender pay gap in the UK will not be closed until 2078 if we continue...
deposit return scheme

A plastic bottle deposit return scheme: What could it mean for you?

David Burrows investigates what a plastic bottle deposit return scheme could mean for wholesalers. Deposit return schemes (DRS) are back on the political agenda. “Our throwaway society has given us a tide of litter on our...