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.
Its our 40th Birthday!
Nisa continues to grow substantially in members 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