Retail NI has announced a very significant boost to its membership with S&W Wholesale and over 90 independently owned Today’s NI Stores joining the business group’s increasing membership.
S&W is one of the Top 100 NI Businesses and one of the largest leading independent wholesalers in Ireland. It was established in 1916 and now has 250 employees. S & W is based in Newry with over a 100,000 Sq. Ft Warehouse covering ambient, chilled, fresh & frozen products, delivering to all of Ireland.
Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:
“We are delighted to welcome S&W and ninety Today’s NI stores as members of Retail NI. We know they will make a huge contribution to our ongoing work of ensuring the voice of the independent retailers and wholesalers is heard at all levels of Government”
“Over the past five years, Retail NI has significantly increased its membership, recruiting independent retailers of all kinds and suppliers to our sector. With a perfect storm of crises of Brexit and Pandemic, businesses now more than ever recognise the importance of having a strong trade voice”
S&W Managing Director Michael Skelton said:
“It is safe to say that 2020 proved an unpredictable year in retail. As the pandemic hit, our front-line retail stores and entire staff had to adjust, step up and show leadership as we adapted to what unfolded. We met this challenge head on and so did our independent retailers with their commitment and determination to continue serving their communities. Therefore, we wanted to further galvanize our support for our retailers by joining Retail NI and providing them with a voice and a platform for showcasing the importance of convenience retail in NI. We are looking forward to 2021 and further strengthen our relationship with Glyn and the wider Retail NI team”