Scottish retailer Jay Javid launches eighth store

Nisa Local store, Renfrew

Independent retailer Jay Javid has opened his eighth store in Scotland, a Nisa Local in Renfrew.

The store has undergone a full refurbishment before launching on Friday (6 November), and now boasts spacious aisles and a wide foyer area to improve access for wheelchair users as well as prams.

“The best part of retail for me is development. Turning an empty shell in to a community store is what it is all about,” Javid said. “We take pride in being able to offer our customers affordable, reliable, sought after products that are displayed in an easy and attractive manner.”

Javid’s firm PGNJ Ltd, which moved to Nisa less than a year ago with six stores, is set to open its ninth store soon at Giffnock.

“It doesn’t matter if you have one store or ten, we still merchandise our stores like our first. It’s our business but it’s my passion to merchandise,” he commented.

The range at Renfrew store include more than 1,000 Co-op own brand products and a core grocery and BWS offer as well as a wide food to go choice comprising Costa Coffee, Skwishee, Slush and f’real milkshakes. There are also freshly baked cakes, pies and sandwiches available.

Victoria Lockie, head of key accounts at Nisa, said: “This development really is brilliant and the finished store looks fantastic. We’re thrilled to be working with the team at PGNJ and are looking forward to supporting them on their journey which is proving to be extremely exciting and fast-paced.

“A huge well done to everyone on this latest addition to the PGNJ portfolio.”