Morrisons supermarkets started way back in 1899 as a modest stall in a Bradford market. By 1958 the company had progressed through from market stalls to counter service and were the first to open a self-service town centre shop displaying prices on its products.
By the early 1960s Morrisons had already opened its first supermarket in a converted cinema and only a few years later became a public company due to steady expansion. By the late 1990s, the Yorkshire based supermarket chain began its expansion across the UK with stores opening in the South of England and then in Wales and Scotland.
In 2004 Morrisons completed the takeover of Safeway supermarkets making it the 4th largest supermarket chain in the UK. Many of its large stores have petrol stations, over 100 in total. A large number, over 20 however have recently been bought by Tesco.
Morrisons supermarket petrol stations sell a range of fuels, once Shell and then Texaco but now they sell their own brand. They are a leading retailer of LPG Autogas, with 45 stations selling this more environmentally and economically friendly fuel.
Benefits of filling up at Morrisons include the ‘Morrisons Miles’ card on which you can collect points when filling up which convert to vouchers to spend in the store.
Morrisons is the first supermarket to open an E85 pump in the UK on Wednesday 15th March, delivering a mixture of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol.
Fuel from the pump, at Morrisons’ forecourt at Albion Way in Norwich, can be used by specially modified cars manufactured by Ford and Saab. Four other forecourts in the region and five in Somerset will soon follow suit. Read the full story here.