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History

Forming in 1977 with 30 stores, Nisa now has over 40 years of history in local convenience retail. Today we serve communities across the UK with over 2,500 local independently owned stores.

Below is a brief overview of Nisa's history:

2017

We are 40 years old!

2016

Best Convenience Retailer for Food & Drink to Go at him! Convenience Tracking Programme Awards 2016

2016

Five Retail Industry Awards for Nisa and its members, including Independent Retailer of the Year (3,000 sq ft and over). In addition, Nisa wins Symbol Group Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year

2016

Nisa’s Heritage range wins 11 awards at the Wholesale Quality Food Awards AND one of five Wholesale Quality Food and Drink Gold Awards for Heritage Pantry Mild Cheddar for the second year running

2015

Cheesetastic! Nisa’s Heritage range wins four International Cheese Awards plus silver award for Double Gloucester at The Royal Cheshire County Show and first prize for Heritage Red Leicester at Great Yorkshire Show

2015

Silver Award in the Best Corporate and Business Communications Campaign category at Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards

2015

Nisa’s Banoch Brae Whisky wins Silver Award at International Spirit Awards

2015

Excellence in Community Relations Award at Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards

2015

Best Symbol Retailer & Best Convenience Retailer for Promotions at him! Convenience Tracking Programme Awards 2016

2015

Nisa’s Heritage range wins four awards at the Wholesale Quality Food Awards, including a Wholesale Quality Food and Drink Gold Award 2014: Within the first year of launching, Nisa’s Heritage range wins an award at the Wholesale Quality Food Awards for its Heritage Steak Pie

2014

Nisa launches new Heritage own label range

Award

2014

Three Convenience Tracking Awards! Best Overall Convenience Retailer, Best Symbol Group and Best Beers

Award

2013

Green Supply Chain Initiative of the Year at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards

2013

Nisa launches own brand fuel offering with Greenergy

2013

Most Sustainable Retailer at the Retail Industry Awards

Award

2012

Best Forecourt Trader for Range and Availability at Forecourt Trader Awards Food Awards under the Ready Meals category

Award

2012

Nisa's Heritage Green Thai curry with Jasmine rice ready meal has been named Local Shop winner in the Wholesale Quality Food Awards under the Ready Meals category

2012

Nisa launches brand new television advert featuring Wolfred the dog busking outside a Nisa store

Award

2012

Symbol Retailer of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards

2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Nisa symbol group named Best Symbol Retailer 2010 at him!’s Convenience Tracking Programme Awards

2010

Nisa launches new strapline ‘Making a difference locally.’

2009

Nisa expands its business in the Republic of Ireland with recruitment of Irish symbol group ADM Londis

2008

Nisa launches its brand new ‘Store of the Future’ symbol group format in Maylandsea, Essex

Award

2008

Win ‘Best Beers, Wines & Spirits Retailer’ in national CTP Awards voted for by 28,000 local store shoppers

2008

2008

Nisa moves to new offices on Normanby Enterprise Park named the Member Support Centre

Award

2007, 2011 & 2012

Nisa win ‘Symbol/Fascia Group of the Year’ at the Retail Industry Awards

2007

Dudley Ramsden retires from his chairmanship of the company and Neil Turton appointed chief executive officer

Award

2007 & 2008

Group ranked number one retailer in the UK convenience/high street channel in a national feedback study of blue-chip suppliers on the operations of their customers - The Performance Monitor ‘Mirror’ Programme, conducted by The Advantage Group

2006

2006

Right Honourable Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Trade & Industry officially opens Nisa’s new 625,000 sq ft ambient warehouse

Award

2005

Nisa win Ian MacLaurin Award for Supply Chain Excellence at IGD Food Industry Awards

2004

New Nisa corporate image launched

1990

Scunthorpe Central Office opened by HRH Princess Anne along with grocery central warehouse and distribution facility

1984

Nisa opens its first central distribution depot – 10,000 sq ft based in Milton Keynes

1977

1977

Dudley B Ramsden (former chairman) and Peter Garvin form Nisa (Northern Independent Supermarkets Association) with 30 retailers and a total turnover of £20 million, running the business for the next 11 years from a meeting room at The Crown Hotel, Bawtry and their respective companies offices

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