Nisa has won the contract to supply the 298 convenience stores which McColl’s Retail Group recently acquired from the Co-operative Group.

Subject to the acquisition receiving clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority, Nisa will begin supplying the first of the new stores in January 2017, with all of the new stores transitioned by June 2017.

The 298 convenience stores are predominantly located in neighbourhood locations throughout the UK, with an average size of approximately 1,700sq ft. McColl’s said its new portfolio enabled it to deliver and accelerate its long-term strategy of expanding its convenience store operations, while increasing its exposure to the growth category of fresh and chilled food products.

McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller said: “I am pleased to announce that we have awarded Nisa the supply contract for our newly acquired portfolio of convenience stores. Nisa’s quality fresh and chilled food supply strongly complements our ongoing expansion in the convenience sector, and will enable us to provide our new customers with a full range of high quality products at competitive prices.

“We look forward to building on our existing relationship with Nisa to enhance our customer offer even further, as we deliver the next stage of our neighbourhood convenience strategy.”

Nisa CEO Nick Read added: “We’re delighted to have secured the contract to supply these 298 stores for McColl’s and to extend our relationship with them further.

“This is clear progress against our strategy to be the partner of choice for both retailers and wholesalers, as we seek to build greater scale for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

“The McColl’s contract win closely follows our appointment to supply Bourne Leisure - demonstrating Nisa’s unique ability to provide a strong, varied and comprehensive offer to a diverse range of retail formats.

“We have supported McColl’s convenience store portfolio since 2013, and now we are looking forward to supplying their expanded estate too.”