Chronology

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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2017

Its our 40th Birthday!

2016

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

2014

Store of the Future 2 is launched.

2014

Nisa launches the revamped Heritage own label range.

2013

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

2013

Nisa launches own brand fuel offering with Greenergy.

2012

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

2012

The new Loco symbol group is launched.

2008

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.

2008

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

2008

Nisa enters the Republic of Ireland

1987

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

1984

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

1977

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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