Nisa-Today's says it will have 100 stores trading under its Nisa fascia by the end of the financial year. The news came as the group celebrated hitting the half century with its 50th Nisa fascia opening. A spokeswoman said: "Our store development programme has speeded up following the recent promotion of Richard Stocks to the dedicated role of store development manager." The 50th Nisa c-store previously traded in Hartlepool as Gillen's supermarket. It has now expanded its range to carry 1,200 extra lines, doubling the size of its own label range on offer. Nisa-Todays celebrated the opening with a 1950s themed instore promotion.Two more Gillens in the chain will be converted to the Nisa fascia this year, and another three in 2001. John Heagney, the commercial director of Nisa-Today's, said: "We are confident the benefits Gillen's will obtain will result in further organic growth of their business." {{NEWS }}