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Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets PLC ADR MRWSY

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Founded by William Morrison in 1899, Wm Morrison Supermarkets is the U.K.'s fourth-largest grocery chain, with a market share of around 10%. The 2004 takeover of rival Safeway transformed the firm in terms of scale and gave it a significant presence outside its base in Northern England. The company operates around 500 stores totalling 1.3 million square metres, entirely in the United Kingdom. The Morrison family still owns around a 10% stake but is no longer otherwise involved in the business. Morrisons has an online presence via a partnership with Ocado and Amazon and has lately been trying to expand its wholesale channel with new agreements (Amazon, McColl's).

Gain Lane, Hilmore House
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 7DL, United Kingdom
T +44 8456115000
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Grocery Stores
Most Recent Earnings
Fiscal Year End Feb 2, 2021
Stock Type
Employees 98,610