Nisa news

22 April 2014
It has been reported in the trade press that long-standing head of trading at Nisa, John Sharpe, is to leave the business.  He is to be replaced, on an interim basis, by Elaine Robinson, a consultant and partner with Parachute Ltd, and formerly with Asda. Seventeen year career with Asda Having joined Asda in 1996, Elaine Robinson filled a number of roles within the company, primarily in c...
17 April 2014
Speaking to the trade press, Nisa has revealed that it is to launch a trial of an ultra-disciplined 'franchise' format of member trading for its symbol group retailers.  The consortium is seeking to have five stores running under the trial by the end of this year in a variety of its core Nisa and variant Loco fascias. Aiming to offer improved profitability This franchise option will requi...
16 April 2014
Nisa, the leading buying consortium and distributor to independent convenience retailers, supporting over 4,000 stores nationwide, has launched a major multi-media campaign as part of its drive to build a stronger consumer brand for its members.  The 'Whatever you Want' campaign will include TV, outdoor, PR and social media outputs, and will be supported with in-store promotions.  Activity will b...
30 January 2014
Leading UK retail buying consortium, and distributor to the independent grocery retail sector, Nisa has announced that delivery volumes through its central distribution service were up 8.1% in 2013, hitting an all-time high in excess of 113 million cases.  Chilled product is the fastest growing area of the service, with this now accounting for 32% of the total. Boosted by loyalty, recruitment...
08 January 2014
Nisa, the leading retail buying consortium and distributor to the UK independent retail sector, has announced sales to its membership up by 15.3% in the four trading weeks of December.  Volume growth was +16.4%, with over 9.6 million cases of product purchased through its Central Distribution Service, with a wholesale value of £133.6m. Supporting member performance Many individual Nisa member...
19 December 2013
The second half of 2013 has brought major changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant. Morrisons: Building the digital leadership team With less than a month until its online debut Morrisons has been strengthening its leadership team Following the announcement of Morrisons tie-up with Ocado, Mark Harrison, group retail director, and Martyn Fletc...
11 December 2013
Leading UK retail buying consortium Nisa is seeking to drive Facebook engagement with a daily Christmas prize competition each day on the run-in to the 25th December.  The use of social media provides another platform helping to build consumer awareness of the Nisa brand, and supporting its retail membership which now includes over 1,000 Nisa symbol group stores. Facebook page as advent calenda...
04 December 2013
Leading independent UK retail buying consortium and convenience distributor, Nisa has published its financial report for the year 2012/13, revealing turnover through its central distribution service marginally down by 0.7% to £1,458m.  However, in contrast, volume sales were up 1.7%, with some 110 million cases of product distributed. Strong recruitment offers platform for growth During t...
05 November 2013
UK fixed price discounter, 99p Stores is reported to have launched a trial to use direct to store delivery for chilled and fresh products by Nisa, in order to scale up the temperature controlled range in its stores.  The trial will focus on core grocery products such as milk, bread, cakes, fruit and vegetables. Builds on existing Nisa relationship 99p Stores has been a member of the retail co...
30 October 2013
Nisa has announced the appointment of Steve Leach to the newly created position of business unit director for independents and specialists. Supporting different needs  Leach, who is currently head of retail at Vodafone will join Nisa in January 2014, reporting into chief operating officer Amanda Jones. The newly created role will focus on supporting the differing needs of Nisa's independent...