The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has added Nisa Retail to its membership, as it looks to increase its lobbying power.
Acquired by Co-op in 2018, Nisa supplies to more than 1,400 retail partners and over 4,500 stores, and becomes the second new recent addition to the FWD following the Reynolds Foodservice in April.
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Up until 2011, Nisa-Today was an FWD member until a restructuring took place. It sales director Steve Leach said: “The Nisa business has a strong history and reputation in the wholesale industry and so we’re delighted to join the FWD, returning to an organisation we have enjoyed a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with over the years.
James Bielby, chief executive of FWD, added: “Nisa has been the missing piece of the jigsaw since the de-merger of Nisa-Today’s and we are delighted to have them back alongside their colleagues in wholesale. In these uncertain times our greatest strength is to be able to call on the experience and advice of the entire sector, and to be able to take their concerns and requests forward to Government with one voice.