Today, Nisa members agreed on a £137m deal to sell the 40-year-old buying group to the Co-op.
It’s not been easy getting there: this landmark deal unfolded with many twists and turns along the way.
Here’s how The Grocer reported on the key milestones of this historic deal for UK convenience retail:
12 June – Nisa explores potential sale
16 June – Nisa sale: what you need to know
1 August – Morrisons and McColl’s strike supply deal
30 August – The Co-op enters exclusive talks to buy Nisa
8 September – Nisa members would prefer Sainsbury’s deal to Co-op
2 October – Nick Read walks away from Nisa
13 November – Nisa members accept £137m Co-op bid in historic vote