Clayhill Service Station transformed into a Nisa Local convenience store
Clayhill Service Station on the busy A26 near Lewes has recently completed refitting and rebranding its retail offering, transforming the shop into a modern and contemporary convenience store after relaunching under the Nisa Local banner.
Nisa’s new exterior and interior signage has delivered a fresh, clean look throughout. With a wider product range, the shop now offers more choice for shoppers in the local, rural community and commuters alike.
Nisa’s new shop layout, teamed with new lighting and banks of doored chillers, give the impression of a much larger shop. A key focus of the store is the improved food to go area comprising traditional pre-packed Co-op sandwiches and wraps in a dedicated Meal Deal chiller, as well as an extensive choice of drinks and snacks including Smokin’ Bean coffee, Rollover hotdogs, and an increased range of pastries and hot food-to-go.
Additional services include Amazon lockers, charity clothing bank, National Lottery, the Jisp Scan & Save money saving and rewards system, and food waste reduction platform Gander. With additional customer parking the forecourt store offers an accessible and convenient one-stop shop.
The store continues to be at the heart of the local community and with the help of Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity in 2022 Clayhill Service Station donated an impressive £6,090 to good causes in the local community including The Bevern Trust, Ringmer & Fitzjohn’s Foodbanks and Sky-High Trampoline Gymnastics Academy to name a few.
Andre Salvidge, MADL charity ambassador for Power, commented: “I can't thank MADL enough for helping us as independent retailers to make a difference in our local community. We’re delighted that so many have benefited from our donations. These donations make a real difference to smaller charities and community groups who rely on the support of local people and businesses to stay afloat. We’re very grateful to our loyal customers for continuing to purchase Co-op products, helping to support these great local schemes.
To date the Power group has donated a massive £39,000 into the communities it serves.
To officially mark the store’s relaunch, an open day was held for the local community in January. The day included MADL fundraising activities for Ringmer Food Bank, as well as food and drink giveaways.
A total of £250.36 was raised on the day, with the funds to be used to purchase speciality food products for vegans, vegetarians, gluten intolerant and those with special dietary requirements who use the food bank.
Gill Salisbury, administrator of Ringmer Food Bank, said: “The welcome we got at the fundraising event was bright, sincere and original and supported Ringmer food bank to the extent that I found myself contributing without realising it!”
Also in attendance for the big relaunch was Kellogg’s with special guest Mr. P, the Pringles mascot. Mr P was joined by representative from Rollover hotdogs, Mondelez, Smokin Bean and Jisp amongst others.
Nigel Stevens, general manager for Power, said: “We are really pleased with the finished result of the refit at Clayhill. Working alongside Nisa we have delivered a refreshed, light, and bright shop that our customer will love.”
Ian Bacon, regional retail manager at Nisa, added: “The refit at Clayhill is fantastic and I’m delighted both the customer and shoppers seem to be benefiting from the work already. We moved all of the food-to-go products into one area at front of the store as they previously dotted around the store, adding in hot food and rollover units which I’m sure will continue to be popular additions.”