Morrisons said some of its car parks will be used to help with the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines as it unveiled rising sales during the festive period.
Chief executive David Potts said portable buildings would be up and running from three of the supermarket’s car parks from next Monday, with a further 47 offered to the Government.
‘We’ll have three stores operating from Monday 11th January and we have offered up another 47 subject to requirements and availability of the vaccine,’ he said.
t comes as Britain’s fourth-biggest supermarket reported a 9.3 percent rise in like-for-like sales in the past three weeks.
Online sales in the fourth quarter tripled so far, with growth accelerating both at its website and at ‘Morrisons on Amazon’, its same-day delivery service with the US giant.
Thomas Brereton, the senior retail analyst at GlobalData, said it will be hard for rivals to match such strong growth.
‘Morrisons’ success over the period is largely driven by its expanding online offer, a portfolio that now includes ‘Morrisons on Amazon’, a strong partnership with Deliveroo and innovative propositions such as its food boxes,’ he said.
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