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Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc
TypePublic limited company
Traded asLSEMRW
When it was created(1899), Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
People who started itWilliam Morrison
HeadquartersBradford, West Yorkshire, England
Number of locations569 (including 72 M Local stores)
Key peopleSir Ken Morrison (President)
Sir Ian Gibson (Chairman)
Dalton Philips (CEO)
Things madeSupermarket
Money earnedIncrease £18.116 billion (2013)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease £949 million (2013)[1]
Net incomeIncrease £647 million (2013)[1]
Employees132,000 (2011)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc (Morrisons) (LSEMRW) is the fourth biggest supermarket in the United Kingdom.[2] Its main offices are in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.[3] The company is usually called Morrisons. In 2008, Sir Ken Morrison left the company.[4] Dalton Philips is the current head. The old CEO was Marc Bolland, who left to become CEO of Marks & Spencer.[5]

As of September 2009, Morrisons has 455 shops in the United Kingdom.[6]

On 15 March 2007, Morrisons said that it would stop its old branding and go for a more modern brand image. Their lower price brand, Bettabuy, was also changed to a more modern brand called the Morrisons Value.[7] This brand was then changed again in 2012 as Morrisons started their low price option brand called M Savers.

In 2005 Morrisons bought part of the old Rathbones Bakeries for £15.5 million which make Rathbones and Morrisons bread.[8]

In 2011, Morrisons opened a new 767,500 square/foot centre in Bridgwater for a £11 million redevelopment project. This project also made 200 new jobs.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Preliminary Results 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. "Co-op buys Somerfield for £1.57bn". BBC News. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. "Contact Us." Morrisons. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  4. Hall, James (14 March 2008). "Sir Ken Morrison, 76, bows out to applause and sales gift". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  5. "WM Morrisons Board Member Biographies". Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  6. "'Our stores', Morrisons website". Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  7. "The Grocer Today – Latest News". Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  8. Press Association (3 May 2005). "Morrison buys Rathbone Bakeries". Guardian. UK. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  9. "Morrisons Distribution Centre Preview". Bridgwater Mercury. Retrieved 6 July 2012.