track-and-trace

How has the recent track and trace legislation affected the wholesale channel?

Paul Hill looks at how the recent track and trace legislation has affected the channel
Buying Groups

How recent developments show the evolving practises of the buying groups sector

Paul Hill looks into the recent developments coming out of the buying groups sector The news that 20 Confex members are to leave and form a new collective is the second major story coming out...
NLW

What does the rise in the National Living Wage means for the wholesale channel

The government must get its house in order before further increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) continue. This is the message from wholesalers feeling the pinch as the latest rise came into effect...
deposit return scheme

What are the possible outcomes of a DRS?

Last month, the Scottish government published its response to a consultation on a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS). Once it’s in place, consumers will be able to dispose of their bottles and cans and...
Stock levels

How can wholesalers improve stock levels?

Paul Hill looks at what can be done to improve stock levels this year Last year proved to be the perfect storm for poor availability. A combination of the World Cup, CO₂ issues and consecutive...