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Major revamp unveiled as Renfrewshire Spar becomes Nisa Local

The highest in-store standards and first-class customer service are winning shoppers over at a convenience store in Linwood, Renfrewshire, where the final touches are being made before it officially relaunches as a Nisa Local this summer.

The 3,000 sq ft store, has undergone a refit with the four long aisles that originally ran the full length of the store stripped out and new, higher shelving installed with a break to allow end bays to be incorporated mid-way down the aisle.

Work has been done on the 11 and a half metres of chillers to ensure the range is right for the demographic and, working with Nisa’s Fresh Food Development team, all chilled goods have been re-laid to improve the shopper journey round the store.

The counter area has been replaced and a hot food service area and ice cream counter installed (pictured) – both of which have been great sales drivers for the shop. And a self-service food to go area with coffee machine, Rollover and slush machine is under development.

Nadeem Ahmed, who bought the store six months ago with his family, said, “First impressions really count and along with great customer service from our staff, we are offering our shoppers a great experience that keeps them coming back.”

He continued, 'When we walked into the shop on day one there was just a handful of stock on the shelves. Nisa provided an emergency delivery and we took nine pallets and six cages that same day.

“It was still quite sparse, but we didn’t shut the shop down as we wanted our customers to keep coming in rather than taking their business elsewhere.”

Ahmed added, “We have lots of shoppers who come in simply for the ice cream counter and the hot food, and they are buying other goods while they are in here.

“Sales are increasing every week and once the new Nisa fascia is erected outside and the signage inside the store is finished, we expect sales to grow even more.”