How do I join Nisa?

The process to join the Nisa group is made as stress free as possible as retailers receive professional support from very skilled and trained inhouse staff in all areas of retailing.

Just submit the form on this website and a member of the Nisa team will be in touch.

What is the criteria for joining?

Members joining the Nisa symbol group have to be able to take a minimum delivery of 100 cases of chill/frz per week plus 300 cases of ambient products per week. The requirements for Loco is a minimum of a five year contract. The products are all delivered direct to the store and retailers can make use of Nisa’s six-day-a-week delivery service. For Independent/Specialist we will work with retailers for a mutual delivery profile however the minimum requirement is 200 cases of ambient per delivery, with the option of 100 cases of chill/frz over the week.

In order to join, retailers need to have an existing business with an acceptable balance sheet or a start-up business and a sound business plan.

How much does it cost to join?

Nisa members can join for as little as £860 + VAT annual subscription for Nisa’s paperless option.

NB There is a requirement to buy a share.

What kind of support do you offer a member who wants to retail under your banner? What incentives do you offer?

Nisa makes money for its members rather than out of them which makes being a member of Nisa quite unique. Nisa members benefit from a strong rebate scheme which rewards retailers on their volume, loyalty and behaviours. This is on top of the complete support package that Nisa offers to enable members to succeed in the market place.

What services does Nisa provide to its members?

In order to ensure that Nisa members stay ahead of the competition a complete retail support package is available. This comprises a strong retail focussed team, an enhanced category management system, personalised planograms, a bespoke staff training facility under the Retail Academy banner, and a comprehensive marketing package incorporating market leading bespoke leaflets and point of sale material.

What are the benefits of Nisa membership?

There are many benefits of being a member of Nisa including:

Award winning support

Real buying power

Vast product range

State of the art warehouse infrastructure

The new Heritage food range

MADL

Brand marketing

Store optimisation

Opportunity to be a symbol or independent fascia member

What is Nisa's Ownership Model

Nisa is owned by its members – each holding up to 250 shares – and run solely for their benefit. Unlike other businesses, as Nisa is member owned, any surplus profits and rebates are reinvested back into members’ businesses.

When and why was Nisa formed?

Nisa was formed in 1977 to protect the interests of independent retailers against the influx of the major multiples. Since its launch, Nisa has ensured the success and survival of thousands of independent retailers over the past 35 years and is now the UK’s largest distribution and services organisation for independents.

Joining us is easy

  • Step One

    Join our family of independent retailers…
    To start this new relationship simply complete the contact form OR call our recruitment line on 0800 5427490

  • Step Two

    Your retail development manager
    will contact you within 48 hours and arrange a visit to talk through the benefits of Nisa Retail and start the membership application process

  • Step Three

    Welcome to Nisa!
    We will process your paperwork within a week (subject to the status of your business accounts) and your retail development manager will follow up with an on-site induction allowing you to place your first orders

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