Nisa claims it has reduced costs by £3.3m this financial year while retaining record standards of delivery service.

More than 95% of deliveries have been delivered to stores on time with a 98% availability rate, despite the group introducing a variety of measures to reduce costs from its supply chain.

These measures including network realignment, new high cube vehicles and the implementation of regionalised bread supply through central distribution services.

Operations director Jonathan Stowe said: “Nisa knows how important good delivery service is to independent retailers and is continuously developing its supply chain to ensure it is the best in the sector.

“We are constantly working to improve on our already impressive service levels, and have made significant progress in terms of efficiency in recent years. This cost saving is a direct benefit to members and reinforces Nisa’s market leading capability as a specialist delivered wholesaler.”

Nisa has warehouses located in Scunthorpe, Harlow, Stoke, and Livingston, and works alongside distribution partner DHL.