New for 2020, the heads of category from the Co-op commercial team are inviting you to attend ‘Category Talks’ – short presentations to share the latest insight, market and shopper trends in the Beers, Wines & Spirits and Food to Go categories.


These talks are designed to help partners generate increased cash profit in key trading categories and will include ranging and merchandising recommendations. Category Talks will be held in the main exhibition hall and you can reserve your place via the registration site.



Beers, Wines & Spirits 

Simon Cairns (Category Trading Manager for Beers, Wines and Spirits at Co-op) will share the very latest insight and category innovation to support partners to generate maximum cash profit from their BWS category. Covering Beers and Ciders, Spirits and Wines, Simon will outline ranging principles, share the latest insight on shopper ‘trade up’ moments in the year that provide key opportunities for partners to drive incremental profit along with merchandising recommendations.


As winners of the Convenience Wine Retailer of the Year, for the past 4 consecutive years in the International Wine Challenge, Simon is looking forward to sharing the latest insight and category innovation with Nisa partners.



Food To Go

Nicole Tallant (Category Trading Manager for ‘Food to Go’ at Co-op) will be sharing the very latest insight and information on the factors driving growth in the Food To Go category. Nicole will share guiding principles to help partners generate maximum cash profit and minimise waste including ranging and merchandising recommendations. As Winner of the Sandwich & Food To Go Convenience Retailer Award at the Sammies, the Co-op Food To Go range is recognised as the best in the market and we’re delighted to be able to make the range available to Nisa partners.

Tuesday 24th March

10:15 - 10:45 Beers, Wines & Spirits

11:00 - 11:30 Beers, Wines & Spirits 

12:00 - 12:30 Food to Go

12:45 - 13:15 Food to Go 

13:30 - 14:00 Beers, Wines & Spirits 

14:00 - 14:30 Beers, Wines & Spirits 

15:00 - 15:30 Food to Go  

Wednesday 25th March

10:15 - 10:45 Beers, Wines & Spirits

11:00 - 11:30 Food to Go 

12:00 - 12:30 Beers, Wines & Spirits 

13:00 - 13:30 Food to Go 

14:00 - 14:30 Food to Go