Nisa is to host a virtual Expo in October 2020 in place of its traditional face-to-face event.
The Nisa Expo usually takes place in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire however it will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is the first time that Nisa has held its Expo in a virtual manner and it is expected to offer a similar experience to the traditional format, with opportunities for one-to-one supplier meetings, virtual store tours, special deals, category insights and interaction with Nisa colleagues, partners and suppliers.
The decision to host Nisa Expo virtually was driven by a “desire to support partners and suppliers significantly impacted by the Covid crisis through a difficult and challenging time for the industry, while providing a safe environment for all participants to interact”.
“The events of 2020 have meant that the independent retail environment has been extremely challenging but the sector has really stepped up and through working closely with our supplier base we have been able to differentiate ourselves from the competition and gain market share,” said Nisa CEO Ken Towle. “We felt that now more than ever it was important to work together with our suppliers, partners and Nisa head office teams to really showcase Nisa and the full range of Co-op own label products. We are really proud to create the first ever Nisa Virtual Expo that will include all the usual features of Stoneleigh along with some new elements that are only possible through a virtual platform.”
Registration and further details for the Expo is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.