OPINION: How can the FWD help independent retailers through the tough times ahead? – James Bielby, chief executive

Unless the government acts now a ripple effect will continue to negatively impact retailers' pricing and margins

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Every wholesaler was hoping for a calm start to 2022 after two years of non-stop disruption and challenges.

While hopefully you’ve been getting the excellent service you’re used to from your wholesale partners, things haven’t settled down in the supply chain.

No one is going to dispute that the costs of sourcing and distributing food and drink are going to rise, and therefore that inevitably means prices rising at the same rate. The issue for all of us is maintaining margin, and that’s particularly complicated in the case of PMPs.

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