Nisa reaches 5,000 stores in a year of double-digit growth
Wholesale and convenience specialist Nisa Retail has passed the 5,000 store mark.
More than 1,000 new independently-owned outlets have joined Nisa in less than two years, with 624 joining in 2000 and a further 401 in the 35 weeks to September.
Greater London is the biggest region for sign-ups, with the number of large, multi-site key accounts seeing sustained growth, accelerating the reach of the £1.6 billion turnover operation.
Steve Leach, sales director at Nisa, said: “Following a record year for recruitment in 2020, we are pleased to be continuing this momentum this year with 401 new partner stores on board. The sustained growth in new partners and stores is testament not only to the brilliant team at Nisa, who have gone above and beyond during the past 18 months in continually challenging circumstances, but to the strength of Nisa’s proposition for independent retailers.
Following the 2018 acquisition by Co-op, its own brand range has been rolled out by the 44-year-old business to the 1,400 plus partners.
More than one in four of the 2021 additions have also converted to Nisa’s latest Evolution store format.