March 2008 – Sir Ken Morrison steps down as Chairman
After 55 years of service, Sir Ken Morrison retires after being honoured with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Retail at the Retail Week Awards.
There are currently more than 370 Morrisons stores across the UK, welcoming around 9 million shoppers each week. The company currently employs more than 114,000 members of staff in stores, factories, distribution centres and head office administration.
March 2008 – Morrisons is Retailer of the Year
The judges’ decision to give Morrisons the top prize at the Retail Week Awards is thanks to the successful marriage of “the chain’s traditional strengths as a grocer with great marketing and operational practice.”
March 2008 – Morrisons offers 100% British meat
Morrisons is the only top supermarket in the UK in which all Morrisons-branded fresh beef, lamb and pork is now 100% British sourced.
December 2007 – First retailer to use regional flour in bread
To cater for the demand in locally sourced food, Morrisons is the first retailer to offer in-store produced ‘regional’ bread, using wheat grown in the surrounding area of the store.
November 2007 – Commitment to selling 100% British fresh lamb
Morrisons is the first supermarket to commit to selling 100% British fresh lamb throughout the year in our stores nationwide.
November 2007 – North Yorkshire range is launched
Morrisons introduces over 35 locally produced fresh foods into its stores across North Yorkshire.