A busy London convenience store is set to add extra chillers to meet the growing demand for fresh produce.
The Nisa Local at Virginia Quays has also plans for additional shelving in existing chillers as the numbers of those wanting food for tonight are ever increasing.
Situated adjacent to the East India DLR station, the store sees commuters arrive in their droves, particularly at the end of the working day.
“Shoppers are buying on the day, for the day,” said Siva Pandian, store manager. “People come in as they get off their train, as they are walking to their home, and they want something to eat for tonight.”
The store, on average, sees around 2,000 transactions a day.
The renovation is expected to increase space by around 10 percent at the store.
The work will see new energy efficient chillers installed and current chillers reconfigured to allow more products – such as fresh pasta, sauces, soups, juices and ready meals – to be stocked.
“Currently we take seven cages of fresh from Nisa every day and we have very little wastage, at just 1%, so the improvements will allow us to broaden the range and add in more lines such as Halal meats, organic and gluten free products,” Pandian said.