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Costcutter Meal For Tonight

Costcutter launches new ‘Meal for Tonight’ campaign

19 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costcutter has launched a ’Meal for Tonight’ campaign, to help retailers increase basket-spend.


Costcutter launches biggest ever Freshers Week campaign

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costcutter is launching its largest ever Freshers Week campaign across its 16 university stores.

Nisa Heritage Salmon Range

Nisa and Spar own label upgrades focus on provenance

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Nisa and Spar have both announced they are launching new own brand ’meal for tonight’ ranges in a bid to tap into the growing consumer trend towards quality ingredients and provenance.

Nisa Woodthorpe

New Nisa store owner becomes father of triplets

11 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

An entrepreneur with a background in takeaway food businesses has opened a Nisa Local in Woodthorpe, on the outskirts of Nottingham, and become a father to triplets into the bargain.

Spar trolleys

Spar International pioneers Belarus expansion

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar International has formed a partnership that will make the symbol group the first international retailer to open in the Republic of Belarus, in the former Soviet Union.

Simply Fresh

Simply Fresh set to expand 'foodvenience' fascia

25 Aug 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Simply Fresh is set to expand its new ‘foodvenience’ small format fascia which focuses overwhelmingly on foodservice and food to go.

Heritage Ready Meals

Nisa reports surge in Heritage ready meal sales

18 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa has reported a surge in annual sales of its Heritage chilled ready meals own brand that encompasses 27 products.

Costcutter Summer Campaign

Costcutter hails successful summer campaign

17 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Costcutter has heralded what it says has proved one of its most successful campaigns to date, with retailers selling £320,000 worth of campaign-specific products eight weeks in to the 12-week bonanza.

Nisa summer picnic promotion

Nisa offers consumers picnic party prizes

09 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa has launched a promotion that offers customers one of six picnic party kits throughout August

Simply Fresh Hatfield railway station

Simply Fresh opens at Hatfield railway station

02 Aug 2017 | By David Rees

Simply Fresh retailer Mehmet Guzel has opened his third store, at Hatfield railway station in Hertfordshire

Costcutter campaign

Costcutter launches "biggest ever" consumer campaign

29 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter has launched its “biggest ever” consumer campaign to help boost retailers’ sales throughout the summer season.

Nisa Whittlesey

Nisa members split over Sainsbury's talk

27 Jun 2017 Updated: 30 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Uncertainty among Nisa members is growing by the day with the increasing speculation about the exclusive talks between the mutual and multiple giant Sainsbury’s.


Nisa completes £120m refinancing deal

23 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa Retail has completed a £120m refinancing agreement with HSBC and Wells Fargo as it targets future growth.

Railway station

Nisa Local store opens in Southend railway station

16 Jun 2017 Updated: 19 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A new Nisa Local store has opened in Southend-on-Sea railway station following a three-week refurbishment of a previously-derelict unit.


Nisa retailers raise £7m through Making a Difference Locally

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Donations through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity have hit the £7m mark since its formation in 2008.


Spar's Shop & Win campaign returns with bigger prizes

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Spar’s Shop & Win campaign has returned for the summer with new digital innovation and bigger prizes.


Nisa appoints City firm to advise on restructuring

12 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa Retail has appointed asset management firm Lazard to advise the organisation.


Nisa cuts costs with new double-deck trailers

01 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa Retail has managed to slash costs and emissions associated with transporting food and drink by taking on a new fleet of double-deck trailers and loading systems.

Chilled champions

Select & Save considering new supply options

19 May 2017 | By David Rees

Symbol group Select & Save has hinted that it could exit Nisa and sign a new supply agreement with a different wholesaler

Nisa cider festival

Nisa cider festival reaps nearly £2m in extra sales

19 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa’s latest three-week Cider Festival resulted in almost an extra £2m cider sales for the business – more than twice as much as last year’s – the independent buying group has reported.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker avoids "distractions" over Tesco merger

18 May 2017 | By David Rees

Booker‘s focus on “business as usual” in advance of the planned merger with Tesco has yielded “market-leading revenue growth”, according to chief executive Charles Wilson

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