Nisa-Today’s Ltd., a member-owned organisation, is the UK’s largest independent buying group for retail and wholesale companies. By strategically using its combined turnover power base, it negotiates the lowest price of products and provides an efficient supply chain for its member companies. Nisa-Today’s represents more than 4,000 retail stores and 250 wholesale depots in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. Its buying group consists of independent retailers and wholesalers supplying local shops.
While Nisa-Today’s members include an extensive range of unique retailers ranging from small convenience stores to large supermarkets, each retailer faced one common challenge – they lacked an automated merchandising solution that could optimize their assortment and in-store space to meet localized demand.
In 2003, Nisa-Today’s first partnered with Galleria, a leading provider of retail and category optimisation solutions, to develop a merchandising solution specifically for the independent retail sector. Galleria developed its Automated Micro Space Planning System (AMSP), an intuitive, easy-to-use solution that enables retailers to manage their requirements at the store level rather than at a corporate level. Throughout the planning process, Nisa-Today’s worked with Galleria to customise the solution to ensure it met the needs of the company and its members.