Greens set for UK expansion

Group to go nationwide with Nisa deal

Greens Retail store interior
Greens Retail said its stores aim to deliver the pinnacle in convenience retailing.

GREENS Retail is set to take its stores UK-wide after clinching a five-year deal with Nisa.

Marking a major expansion for the Fife-based symbol, the deal with Nisa – worth up to £200million – is set to last for the next five years as Greens is committed to expand its portfolio south of the border.

Stores will continue to operate under the Greens fascia in partnership with Nisa, with the expansion set to create over 350 new jobs, giving a boost to more local areas and communities with new Greens stores.

As part of the deal, Greens Retail managing director Harris Aslam has committed to opening more than 20 stores spanning across Scotland and into England.

Greens currently operates 16 stores across Scotland, which have managed to surpass more than £25million in value through annual sales, according to the symbol.

Aslam said: “We’ve been working tirelessly to expand our portfolio and, as we continue to grow at a tremendous pace, our overall aim is to innovate and redefine convenience retailing.

“We really want to continue to push the boundaries of retail innovation to ensure each and every one of our stores is unique to the missions and needs of its shoppers.

“Working with Nisa allows us to do this, as well as being able to offer the strongest own-brand range, which is a huge success for us at Greens.”

Victoria Locke, head of retail at Nisa, said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Harris and the team since Greens’ conception and I’m proud to have watched them elevate their business and stand out from competitors in this tough market.

“We’re looking forward to seeing their big plans come to life and are delighted they continue to choose Nisa to come on ths journey with.”