SGF confirms today that Nisa has joined the Federation bringing with it 202 stores across Scotland.
Nisa, which represents over 960 retailers operating 4,000 stores across the UK, is a major player in the independent retailing market.
Commenting on the news John Drummond, Chief Executive of SGF, said:
“This is great news for both SGF and Nisa. The principle of strength in numbers is vital to SGF so that we can speak with more authority and clout when representing the interests of independent grocers across Scotland and Nisa’s membership will add to this strength.
“These are challenging times for retailers and there is no shortage of regulation and laws coming from Holyrood, some good and some bad but most adding to the burden of our members.
“With NISA’s support we look forward to taking these challenges head on.”
Andrew J. Mouse, Nisa group sales director, said:
“There is great benefit, for us and for our members, in joining the SGF. Given the amount of red tape that too often seems to have a strangle hold on our industry, it pays to have an organisation with a clear agenda to lobby for the best interests of independent retailers. We’re delighted to be joining and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership.”