Nisa Express Chard

Nisa forecourt partner Ascona Group has converted its site in Chard from a Nisa Local to a Nisa Express.

As well as a range review at Chard, interior works have been undertaken with new flooring, ceiling, and lighting throughout the shopfloor space along with extra shelving to increase capacity. An integral chiller has been added to incorporate more snacking space, that being a key shopper mission for this store.

On the food to go side, a new Tchibo Coffee machine and a food to go area has also been installed, including a bay dedicated to cereal and protein bars, a hot tower, to enhance the range already offered, and a slush machine.

Store development manager at Nisa, Chris Yates, said: “We worked with the team at Ascona to really bring this site up to date with the look and feel as well as the range to ensure it suited the site and its customer base as well as entice new customers in.”

Further conversions are planned for this year, including some existing Nisa sites being re-fitted and converted to the Express format. Speaking to earlier this year, Nisa outlined its ambitions for the format, with plans to increase the number of Express format stores in its estate to 50 by the end of 2022.