Nisa retailers and suppliers honoured at spectacular gala dinner
Outstanding Nisa retailers and suppliers were celebrated at the 2023 Nisa Expo with a spectacular Alice in Wonderland themed gala dinner.
Taking place at NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, the black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony concluded the first day of the two-day Expo attended by suppliers, retailers and Nisa and Co-op colleagues.
Hundreds of guests attended the awards evening, which saw a host of Nisa retailers as well as suppliers recognised for their retailing excellence, with 15 awards announced.
Retailers presented with Nisa Expo awards on the night were:
Own Brand Retailer of the Year - Chartwell Barns
Newcomer of the Year - MPK Garages
Store Development of the Year (Independent/Dual Branded) - Kenny’s Food Fare, Kilrea
Store Development of the Year (Symbol Fascia) - Torridon Convenience
Forecourt Store of the Year – Ascona, Machynlleth
Convenience Store of the Year - Bradley's, Rothley
Large Store of the Year - Newell Stores, Dungannon
MADL Charity Champion of the Year (Large Store) - Proudfoot Group and Pricewatch Limited
MADL Charity Champion of the Year (Small Store) - H&Jodies
Tout’s Cleeve were also awarded a special recognition award following an unprecedented year of success for the forecourt retailer.
In addition, five suppliers were acknowledged for their outstanding levels of service to the business over the last 12 months:
Central Invoicing/Direct to Store Supplier of the Year - Aquavape
Fresh Supplier of the Year – Huel
Frozen Supplier of the Year - Unilever Ice Cream
Grocery Supplier of the Year – Nestle Beverages
Licensed & Tobacco Supplier of the Year – Budweiser Brewing Group
Victoria Lockie, Head of Retail at Nisa, said: “The Expo and awards dinner was absolutely fantastic and everyone in the room had a fabulous evening. I’m extremely proud of all of the winners and finalists across the retail, MADL and supplier categories. The standard was exceptionally high and it was lovely to be able to come together to celebrate all the achievements.”