Nisa is raising awareness among its independent retailers of the wellbeing support available from GroceryAid.
The GroceryAid material has also been added to Nisa’s induction packs, meaning that all new Nisa retailers are made aware of the support available when they start trading with the group.
In addition, Nisa retailers can read about GroceryAid in Nisa’s Consortium magazine, and digital signposting is being made available via the Nisa order capture system to ensure that retailers can easily navigate to the charity’s site and access the support.
Matthew Howie, the Nisa retail development manager covering southern Scotland, is the GroceryAid lead for Nisa and a member of the GroceryAid Scotland committee. He said: “Adding this support for partners is a real step change for us and it demonstrates the value we place on Nisa partners and their wellbeing.
“As independent retailers, many partners don’t have obvious support for their wellbeing, but GroceryAid exists to provide that and it’s really important that as a symbol group we share with them the tools at their disposal.”
Howie added: “GroceryAid is a really under-utilised tool that we want our partners to be aware of. We work in a diverse industry where you will have many different people with different outlooks on life. Some people will bottle it up, some will be open and ask for advice. So, it’s about building that relationship with our partners so they feel they can reach out.”