Nisa news

21 January 2021
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that it successfully onboarded 620 new stores to its distribution network in the course of 2020, a significant rise on 2019. This provides a significant platform for growth into 2021 following the significant boost seen in performance over 2020, with Nisa sales reported up 14% in the half year to July. Mix of independent and multi-site operators a...
22 December 2020
Bestway Wholesale has announced it has agreed a deal to acquire Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from Bibby Line Group for an undisclosed amount. Taking annual turnover to nearly £3bn The acquisition, which will complete on approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will see Bestway Wholesale’s turnover reach almost £3bn. It will also take the symbol, franchise, and company sto...
20 October 2020
Nisa, the wholesale subsidiary of the Co-op Group, is the latest symbol group operator to add a further variant to its portfolio of store packages available to independent retailers.  Launched at the virtual Nisa 2020 Expo, Nisa Express will sit alongside the established Nisa Local fascia to offer a package targeted to smaller stores that have historically been considered below the qualifying siz...
13 December 2019
Nisa, the wholesaling division of Co-op, servicing independent convenience retailers, has revealed that its pace of recruitment has stepped up 40% in 2019.  This has added more than 500 stores to the Nisa customer network, pushing the total number of stores serviced over 4,500. Roll-out of Co-op private label 'a major game changer' A key improvement, making the Nisa offer more compelling fo...
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 ...