Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, trading as Morrisons, is the 4th largest chain of supermarkets in the UK, and also is headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
Established in 1899 by William Morrison, for this reason the acronym Wm Morrison, it began as an egg as well as butter stall in Rawson Market, Bradford, England. Up until 2004, Morrisons store locations were primarily concentrated in the North of England, but with the requisition of Safeway in that year, the business’s visibility enhanced significantly in the South of England, Wales and also Scotland. Since 2016 the business had 498 warehouse stores throughout England, Wales and Scotland, as well as one in Gibraltar, which is the chain’s only shop beyond Great Britain.
Morrisons’ market share in August 2017 was 10.14%, down 0.86% from 2015– behind Tesco (27.8%), Sainsbury’s (15.8%) and Asda (15.3%) however ahead of Aldi (7%).
The firm is noted on the London Stock Market as well as belongs to the FTSE 100 Index of business. The Morrison family members presently possesses around 10% of the company.
The firm wased established by William Morrison in 1899 who began business as an egg and also butter seller in Rawson Market, Bradford, England, operating as Wm Morrison Limited.
His child Ken Morrison took over the company in 1952, aged 21. In 1958, Morrisons opened a tiny shop in the city centre.  It was the very first self-service shop in Bradford, the initial shop to have prices on its products, as well as it had three checkouts. The firm opened its initial grocery store, “Victoria”, in the Girlington area of Bradford in 1961.
In 1967, Morrisons ended up being a public minimal firm provided on the London Stock Exchange.