Nisa-Today's is on course to smash its £1.3bn sales target for the year after posting a 12% increase in turnover to £651.4m for the first half.

The number of cases it distributed in the six months to September was up 6.6% to 51.3 million, putting it on track to exceed its target of 100 million cases for the year, it reported. There had also been a 25% rise in shops adopting its fascia, giving it 600 Nisa-branded stores.

"It seems evident that consumers are returning to vibrant local stores for their shopping needs," said Nisa-Today's chief executive officer Neil Turton.

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