Nisa news

05 June 2019
Now past the first anniversary of its acquisition by Co-op, Nisa has announced a reshuffle of management responsibilities.  With Retail Director, Nigel Gray to leave the business, Steve Leach, currently Sales Director, will take an expanded brief covering both sales and retail functions as of 1 July.  This will bring together retailer recruitment, account management and retail operations under a ...
03 April 2019
At its annual Stoneleigh trade show Nisa has reported that, since its acquisition by Co-op in May 2018, recruitment of new stores to its wholesale distribution network has increased by 25%.  Boosted by access to the improved ranges Co-op brings, Nisa has successfully recruited 1,006 stores, compared with around 800 in the previous financial year. 60% of private label sales now Co-op brand Hav...
12 March 2019
Wholesale distributor and Co-op subsidiary, Nisa has expanded its field team of retail development managers by more than 40% since the beginning of 2019, to bring increased support and contact to its independent retail customers across the UK. RDM team expanded by eight to 28 Retail development managers act as a key interface between Nisa head office and Nisa retailers, liaising with centra...
19 December 2018
Financial results posted with Companies House show that in the year to 1 April 2018, wholesale distributor, Nisa Retail had sales of £1,457m, an increase of over 16% on 2017.  Able to step into the breach left by the collapse of Palmer & Harvey in November 2017, Nisa benefited especially from gaining a short-term agreement to supply 1,024 Costcutter stores and 172 McColl's outlets.  This boosted ...
28 June 2018
Nisa retailers are now able to place orders for Co-op’s range of own label products. The range will gradually be made available to independent stores over the next few weeks. Phased roll-out Co-op will make the own label range available in four phases: The first 49 products can be ordered from next week Another 350 from mid-July A further 350 in September The final products i...
08 May 2018
The Co-op has announced the appointment of Ken Towle as Chief Executive of its newly acquired Nisa subsidiary.  The former senior Tesco executive has taken up the role with immediate effect, replacing Arnu Misra who stepped in as interim Nisa CEO in late 2017.  The announcement comes on the day that the Co-op's acquisition of the wholesale distributor gained final legal recognition. Ken Towle ...
24 April 2018
The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the Co-op’s £137.5m takeover of buying group Nisa, saying " the proposed merger does not give rise to competition concerns ”.  Co-op is now likely to take over the running of Nisa in May. Competition between shops unaffected Co-op, as a groceries retailer, and Nisa, as a groceries wholesaler, do not compete head-to-head. However, as Nisa sup...
11 April 2018
Wholesale distributor, Nisa Retail, has announced trading figures for Q4 of its 2017/18 year (13 weeks to 1 April), reporting total sales for the period up 26.1% to £377m.  However, underlying growth was weaker, down 1.1%.  This is perhaps the last quarter that Nisa will report as an independent business, with its acquisition by Co-op expected to complete during Q2, following the Competition & Ma...
01 March 2018
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has now begun its preliminary investigation into the potential effects of the proposed acquisition of wholesaler/distributor Nisa by the Co-operative Group. Decision on Phase 2 by 23 April Launched on 23 February, the CMA will report on 23 April whether it needs to take its investigation to a more detailed Phase 2 enquiry.  In the absence of material...
04 January 2018
The delivered wholesaler and convenience distributor, soon to be acquired by Co-op, Nisa has announced its trading figures for the last 10 weeks of 2017, including the key festive month of December.  Reported sales for the period of £277m represents an increase of nearly 18% on 2016, boosted significantly by new business gained from its failed competitor, Palmer & Harvey. Like-for-like growth ...