Nisa retailers hit with supply chain disruptions due to heatwave

Nisa retailers have been told to expect supply chain disruptions this week as suppliers deal with the second heatwave of the summer.

The symbol group told retailers to “expect disruption” to frozen deliveries this week, saying that the items that would mainly be affected are those that are “ordered less frequently.”

Following a series of delivery disruptions among other wholesalers during the previous heatwave in July, Nisa wrote a letter to its retailers highlighting “challenges with freeze orders being over pick capacity due to demand because of the extreme hot temperatures across the UK.”

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It added: “This resulted in us having to manage the freeze volumes through the network to the capabilities of the depot.

“Due to increased volume of orders being received again this week, we need to make some interventions to be able to effectively pick and deliver this stock. We are looking to protect any promotional lines in full along with ice cubes.”

Nisa said that it expects operations to return to normal once the weather has settled.

“We do appreciate the impact this has on our customers, and we are working effectively to minimise the short-term disruption this may have caused,” the letter concluded.

Grocery Gazette has approached Nisa for comment.

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