Costcutter adds Nisa to wholesale network in wake of Palmer & Harvey collapse

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Convenience grocery chain Costcutter has appointed Nisa as an immediate and short-term wholesale supplier in the wake of Palmer & Harvey’s collapse.

The contract, which came into effect yesterday, will remain active until a new, permanent wholesale supply deal with the Co-op comes into effect next spring.

As with the Co-op deal – which was announced on the day of Palmer & Harvey’s collapse last week – Nisa’s short term contract with Costcutter covers swathes of the convenience retailer’s vast UK estate that were previously supplied by Palmer & Harvey.

This includes Costcutter’s Kwiksave, Supershop, Simply Fresh, Mace and eponymous Costcutter fascias.

“I’m pleased that we will be supporting Costcutter at this crucial time,” Nisa chief executive Arnu Misra said.

“Combined with our agreement to provide a short-term supply contract to McColl’s, this arrangement will increase our buying power for the benefit of all of our members.

“We look forward to working with Costcutter over the peak trading period, and providing our traditionally high levels of service to them, as well as to the rest of our membership.”

Nisa has also signed a short term wholesale supply contract with McColl’s since Palmer & Harvey’s collapse.

That deal stipulates that McColl’s stores previously supplied by Palmer & Harvey will receive ambient stock delivered through existing Nisa-supplied McColl’s stores for onward transfer by McColl’s teams.

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