Nisa has won the contract to supply the 298 Co-op stores recently acquired by McColl’s Retail Group.

Subject to the acquisition being approved by the Competition and Markets Authority, the deal will see Nisa beginning to supply the stores from January 2017.

A rapid rollout will see Nisa supplying all 298 stores by June next year.

The long term strategy of McColl’s is to expand its presence in the convenience market. Jonathan Miller, chief executive of McColl’s, said the quality of Nisa’s fresh and chilled ranges complemented that “ongoing expansion”.

“[The deal] will enable us to provide our new customers with a full range of high quality products at competitive prices,” he said.

“We look forward to building on our existing relationship with Nisa to enhance our customer offer even further, as we deliver the next stage of our neighbourhood convenience strategy.”

Nick Read, Nisa’s chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to have secured the contract to supply these 298 stores for McColl’s and to extend our relationship with them further.

“This is clear progress against our strategy to be the partner of choice for both retailers and wholesalers, as we seek to build greater scale for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

“We have supported the McColl’s convenience store portfolio since 2013, and now we are looking forward to supplying their expanded estate too.”