Ten-day transformation in Bolton
A new Nisa Local has launched in Bolton less than two weeks after the owners were handed the keys to the property to carry out a full re-fit.
Over the course of just 10 days the store on Bury Road was transformed from a traditional local shop into a contemporary and welcoming venue with a vast food to go offer, increased fresh produce range and even a dining-in area.
The 3,000 sq. ft store is situated on a main road in a built up location and benefits from both regular foot traffic as well as a transient market which is helped by the 13 car parking spaces at the front of the store.
The re-fit saw the store stripped back to an empty shell with only the flooring left in place. Ceilings, lighting, chillers and shelving were removed, and new fixtures and fittings installed to give the store a warm and modern look and feel.
Working with Jordan’s shop fitters and supported by the Nisa team, it was a tight schedule, but work was successfully completed in time for a soft launch of the store just 10 days after work began.
The range was also given a complete overhaul with sweeping changes made that has seen the space given to grocery, magazines and sweets slashed to create room for the bank of new food to go services including Tango Ice Blast, f’real, Rollover hotdogs, Chicago Town pizzas and a fresh orange juicer.
Along with the machines, the store offers a solution for both hot breakfast and lunchtime meals with plans underway to add in an evening meal solution such as rice and curry and a sit-in option will be available once Covid restrictions are removed.
Store manager Michael Atherden said: “It looks fantastic now and the changes have made a massive difference. Our regular shoppers absolutely love it and are amazed when they first come in.
“All the new food to go options have been a real draw and we now have got a whole new set of customers with school children coming in on their way home to buy the Tango Ice Blast and f’real.”
Shoppers are also making the most of the improved range with many buying their full weekly shop and at least 70 per cent using baskets on their visits.
“Weekly sales are strong and we expect them to keep growing as we continue to tweak the range and respond to what our customers want,” added Michael.