// Morrisons to open thousands more of its Morrisons Daily stores
// The grocer expects to reach over 500 Daily stores by 2023
Morrisons plans to open thousands more of its Morrisons Daily stores, as the supermarket nears the 500 mark.
The grocer expects to reach over 500 Daily stores by 2023, which is likely to happen towards the end of next year, according to Morrisons wholesale director Paul Dobson.
“Ultimately our ambition is to have stores numbers in the thousands, not the hundreds, in the future and by adding more high-quality retailers we will build those numbers,” Dobson said.
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There are currently 486 stores operating under the format across the UK and Channel Islands, in both convenience and forecourt.
Morrisons Daily first launched in 2017 with Rontec.
“Across Great Britain, 35% of the population are now within a 10-minute drive from a Morrisons Daily, which we think is good progress since starting off in 2017,” Dobson added.
The business recently opened a new depot in July in Wakefield that is now servicing 200 stores, with another set to open this year in the Daventry area.