Nisa news

29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
28 October 2013
Nisa has announced a strong set of trading numbers for the first half of 2013. Sales and volumes up Nisa has reported first half sales of £770 million, up 6.1% year-on-year, with volume now standing at 61 million cases, a 10% increase on the same period last year. The growth in sales and volume is being credited to the growth of the Nisa symbol group and the addition of Martin McColl's R...
26 June 2013
Following a six-month, 15 store trial, it has been announced that leading convenience distributor Nisa has reached an agreement with retailer Martin McColl to supply its portfolio of 330 larger convenience stores, with deliveries switching over from Palmer & Harvey over the next six months. Switch to support roll-out of new McColl's format In total Martin McColl operates over 1,200 stor...
18 June 2013
The convenience channel is going from strength to strength. Our latest forecasts show that the channel will continue to outperform the wider UK grocery market, and will be worth £46.2bn by 2018, up nearly £11bn from 2013. So, how can retailers and suppliers best meet the needs of convenience store shoppers, as they look to improve the shopping experience and drive sales? I’ve accompanied ...
16 May 2013
Leading retail buying consortium for the independent sector, Nisa Retail has announced the appointment of Ian Bishop to the newly created role of marketing director, as the group seeks to bring focus to the development of Nisa as a consumer brand. Commenting on the appointment Neil Turton, Nisa CEO said: "The newly created role of marketing director represents a significant milestone in Ni...
16 May 2013
Over 300 delegates attended the Symbol Conference this year to hear briefings from Nisa, SPAR UK, Premier and Costcutter. We've summarised some of the key take outs from the day here. On the look out for value IGD's latest ShopperVista research demonstrates the challenges facing British customers, highlighting 76% of those shoppers interviewed are still concerned about the cost of livin...
11 April 2013
Convenience symbol group Nisa has announced it will invest £10 million in price cuts for retailers. Prices maintained in 2013/14 Following the success of the price cut initiative in 2012, Nisa will invest again to drive down the long term prices and improve its members profitability. Prices, subject to manufacturer price changes will then be maintained for a full year. It is understood acti...
10 April 2013
Leading UK retail buying consortium Nisa has appointed Amanda Jones to the newly created role of chief operating officer, in a move to enhance its senior management team as it embarks on the next stage of its transformational journey and drive growth for the future. To manage day-to-day operations Reporting directly to chief executive Neil Turton, the new chief operating officer role will fo...
05 April 2013
Nisa's new symbol fascia, Loco has passed the 50 store mark. Fascia for smaller independent retailers The new fascia, which was introduced in February 2012, was developed with independent retailers to enable those with smaller shops to benefit from  being part of a symbol group. Retailers who become members of Loco have access to a free fascia, smaller and more frequent deliveries and a...
02 April 2013
Leading UK buying consortium, and distributor to independent retailers, Nisa has announced the successful recruitment of 245 new members during its 2012/13 financial year, adding a total of 520 stores to its affiliated network. Represents £104m sales These new member stores, recruited from a variety of other competitor symbol groups , as well as from unaffiliated retailers, will be worth ov...