Nisa was formed in 1977 to protect the interests of independent retailers against the influx of the major multiples. Since its launch, Nisa has ensured the success and survival of thousands of independent retailers.

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In May 2018 the Co-op completed its acquisition of Nisa Retail Limited. The wholesale operation will provide an environment in which independent retailers can flourish. It brings enhanced buying capability, allowing Nisa Partners to trade their businesses in the way they choose, backed by competitive prices and promotions with access to a deeper range including a wide selection of Co-op’s award-winning, high-quality own brand products across all categories.


Its our 40th Birthday!


Nisa continues to grow substantially in partners and its offering in the convenience store sector. A strong sales performance over Christmas puts Nisa in an excellent position for 2017


Store of the Future 2 is launched.


Nisa launches the revamped Heritage own label range.


The company launches the Nisa Retail Academy, offering comprehensive training solutions and advice to Nisa retailers.


Nisa launches own brand fuel offering with Greenergy.


The Today’s Group leaves the Nisa-Today’s group to form Today’s Wholesale Services Ltd as a standalone wholesale buying group.


The new Loco symbol group is launched.


Nisa’s ‘Making a Difference Locally’ charity is launched, assisting thousands of retailers in donating money to local charities and good causes in their communities.


Nisa launches its new ‘Store of the Future’ store format in Maylandsea, Essex.


Nisa enters the Republic of Ireland


The Today’s Group merges with Nisa to become Nisa-Today’s.


Nisa opens its first central distribution depot – 10,000 sq ft based in Milton Keynes


Dudley B Ramsden (former chairman) and Peter Garvin form Nisa (Northern Independent Supermarkets Association) with 30 retailers and a total turnover of £20 million, running the business for the next 11 years from a meeting room at The Crown Hotel, Bawtry and their respective companies offices

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