It has been a positive year for Nisa Retail who have boosted its membership numbers with 545 new stores.
This is in comparison to 528 in 2015/16, equating to a 3.2% increase versus the same period last year.
The new stores include 140 from existing members, demonstrating the continued investment being made by Nisa retailers in their businesses.
In addition to these new developments, 90 of the 300 Co-op stores acquired by McColls have now been delivered with the remaining stores scheduled to roll out by August, while a further 46 new McColls stores, not associated with the Co-op contract, also opened with Nisa.
The growth sees a net store increase of 111. Nisa also saw 38 wholesalers join the business.
Recruitment has been driven through the introduction of a new dedicated recruitment team, appointed to focus solely on new growth, supporting the retail team and making it even easier to join Nisa.
Nick Read, CEO of Nisa Retail Limited, said: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to significantly grow our membership this year, securing important scale for the business and allowing us to be even more competitive as we enter the new financial year.”
“In a challenging and competitive marketplace our strong track record of winning and supporting big business will help us deliver better prices, promotions and services to our members moving forward, aiding us in our mission to be the partner of choice for retailers and wholesalers.”