Nisa has reported that for the 39 weeks from April 2012 until December 2012 the company achieved a 0.7% increase in overall sales through central distribution services. Further to this, during the four weeks of December 2012, Nisa said it was pleased to announce that like for like sales were up 6.7% and volume increased by 9.7%, which it says can be partly attributed to the successful introduction of bread products to central distribution services.
The categories which have experienced the most like for like growth through December included Confectionery, which increased 16.7% in value; and Licenced, which increased 4.7% in value.
The Nisa symbol group has also achieved strong trading figures with an overall 14.4% increase in sales in the third quarter from October 2012 to December 2012. The Group said that many factors could be attributed to the “excellent” sales increase, including the roll out of a fresh produce trial, which saw an increase of 141% in terms of volume, as well as national and television advertising.
Furthermore, Nisa was also pleased with its recruitment figures, bringing on board over 190 members from April 2012 until December 2012, representing a 7.9% year-on-year increase on last year’s record figures.
Simon Webster, Nisa finance director commented: “The current trading environment is proving difficult for the retail market therefore Nisa is pleased to announce an increase in sales and strong recruitment figures for the 39 weeks until December 2012. This is testament to the strength of Nisa members and the service we offer.”