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Subject to CMA clearance, Nisa will begin supplying the stores in January 2017

Nisa has won the supply contract for the 298 new McColl’s stores acquired from the Co-op.

Subject to CMA clearance for the acquisition, Nisa will begin supplying the first new, larger McColl’s stores in January next year. And if the CMA decides no further investigation is needed by the deadline day of 23 December, all stores will make the transition by June.

Currently, Nisa and P&H each supply a tranche of McColl’s convenience stores, but Nisa will be the sole supplier to the new stores. 

“Nisa’s quality fresh and chilled food supply strongly complements our ongoing expansion in the convenience sector, and will enable us to provide our new customers with a full range of high quality products at competitive prices,” said McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller. “We look forward to building on our existing relationship with Nisa to enhance our customer offer even further as we deliver the next stage of our neighbourhood convenience strategy.”

The contract win is timely for Nisa, which will be looking to recoup volumes lost as a result of the collapse of My Local in June.

“We’re delighted to have secured the contract to supply these 298 stores for McColl’s and to extend our relationship with them further,” said Nisa CEO Nick Read.

“This is clear progress against our strategy to be the partner of choice for both retailers and wholesalers, as we seek to build greater scale for the benefit of all our stakeholders. The McColl’s contract win closely follows our appointment to supply Bourne Leisure - demonstrating Nisa’s unique ability to provide a strong, varied and comprehensive offer to a diverse range of retail formats.

“We have supported McColl’s convenience store portfolio since 2013, and now we are looking forward to supplying their expanded estate, too.”