From market stall to superstore, read all about Morrisons history.
About Morrisons: freshness, service
We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK over almost 500 stores and an online home delivery service.
Our business is mainly food & grocery and, uniquely, we source & process most of the fresh food that we sell through our own manufacturing facilities. It gives us close control over provenance & quality as do the number of committed and trained professionals in our stores who prepare our food for our customers. We have more skilled colleagues preparing food in store than any other retailer.
Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 110,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.
Take a look at over 100 years of supermarket history below.
Sir Ken Morrison 1931 - 2017
Our Market Street is the legacy that Sir Ken leaves. It was his innovation and really sets us apart. Our customers love it because they know they'll get expertly prepared produce and good sound advice on our Butchery, Fishmongers, Delicatessen, and great fresh instore produced Bakery and Cake Shop counters.
Fit for the Future
2017 – Carnoustie potato packing plant opens
Morrisons add a new potato packing plant to our manufacturing sites with our Carnoustie site in Scotland, where we sort over 10 different varieties of potatoes from baby potatoes all the way to Maris Pipers.
2016 – Rathbones Bakery fire
On 3rd July a Fire broke out on one of the production lines at our Rathbones Bakery. In an amazing turnaround, less than three days later, the first loaf of bread came off the production line and seven days later is was business as usual and we were back to delivering 2.5 millions leave and rolls each week to stores.
2016 – Retailer of the Year award winners
We win Meat and Fish retailer of the year (Supermeat & Fish Awards), In store Bakery retailer of the year (Bakery Industry Awards).
2016 – Second seafood processing site opens at Grimsby Lakeside
To cope with the growing demand for our quality, fresh, and pre-packed seafood, we opened Grimsby Lakeside, our second seafood processing site, which is three times the size of our first site Pegasus Way and processes over 10,000 tonnes of salmon a year.
2016 – Free From range extended
Responded to market demand and extends Free From range, however we now sell over 400 products in our stores.
2016 – Amazon partnership extension
Amazon and Morrisons extend partnership to launch same day delivery service.
2014 - Online food deliveries begin
Using technology developed by Ocado, Morrisons launches its much-anticipated online food delivery service and begins a national roll-out starting with homes across the Midlands.
2013 – Morrisons Nutmeg launches
Morrisons Nutmeg children's clothing range launches. Morrisons wins 'Employer of the Year' for the fourth time in a row at The Grocer’s Gold Awards ceremony.
2012 – Meat processing site in Winsford acquired
We buy Winsford, our meat processing site in Cheshire to make our manufacturing stronger and we start manufacturing from our own seafood site in Grimsby.
2011 – Morrisons Flowerworld opens
Morrisons Flowerworld in Derby opens, where our trained florists make our fresh flower bouquets. Worsley produce packing site opens and Willow Green Distribution Centre opens.