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Proud to work with ambitious Amacor

A retail business with ambitious plans to become the fastest growing independent convenience store company in the UK has chosen Nisa to supply its stores.

Amacor Capital Limited currently operates nine stores, based predominantly in the North-West of England.

Their business plan involves the acquisition of independent retail convenience stores and is a joint entity between chairman Kevin Amphlett and Managing Director Martin Corban – who brings with him 30 years’ experience at Sainsbury’s.

Martin commented: “Our strategy for growth is focused on the clear consolidation opportunities that exist in the convenience sector of retail.

“We acquire and develop selected convenience stores where it has been identified that management have the drive and the determination to take the business forward. Our plan is to expand our existing portfolio through further acquisitions over the coming months and beyond.”

In the space of 10 months Amacor has completed the acquisition of nine stores which range from an 8,500 sq. ft. supermarket in Liverpool to a forecourt in Llangollen, North Wales. Their other sites are in Cheshire, Chorley, Altrincham and Haslingden, Rossingdale.

Working with Nisa’s format and development team, work is ongoing to provide the stores with the latest Nisa fascia and where required, assist with re-fits and modernisations.

Martin said: “Having worked for Sainsburys for 30 years I had a good network of contacts in the industry and spent a lot of time researching the market to find a great wholesale partner that Amacor Capital Ltd would work best with. 

“The criteria were centred around a wholesaler that offered a great range of quality products with a dependable delivery service and fair price. We also wanted a partner that cared about the community it served and was involved in helping local good causes. Nisa represented all these things and we connected with the senior leadership team straight away.  

“The icing on the cake was the acquisition of Nisa by the Co-op, a company steeped in heritage with a great reputation for serving the local community with great food.

“Nisa offers a great support network for expansion and we have been helped by our key account manager Scott Sandford and the store development team led by Darren May.”