Nisa, the Delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, has agreed to provide a new short term supply contract to its member McColls. The new contract, which commences as of today, covers the McColl’s stores that were previously supplied by Palmer and Harvey.
The strength and flexibility of Nisa’s distribution model has enabled it to provide continuity to McColl’s, at a time of significant industry turmoil following the sad demise of Palmer and Harvey. Nisa has moved at pace to mobilise its support, while ensuring its existing availability levels will be maintained for all members throughout the important Festive Trading period.
All of the McColl’s stores previously supplied by Palmer and Harvey will receive ambient stock delivered through existing Nisa-supplied McColl’s stores, for onward transfer by McColl’s teams.
Arnu Misra, who was made interim CEO of Nisa after Nick Read stepped down from the position in October as part of a transitionary period after the group announced it would be taken over by The Co-op Group, said: “I’m very pleased that Nisa has been selected by McColl's to further support them at this crucial time. We have a highly flexible distribution model that enables us to scale quickly to members needs and as demand dictates. As a result, we will continue to manage both existing and new members without impacting our traditionally high levels of service, especially over the peak trading period.”