McColl’s transition to Morrisons’ supply completed

After the collapse of P&H last year, convenience store company McColl’s has announced it has fully transitioned to Morrisons Supply for its 1,300 stores. The company has however warned that there are bumps in the road and things have yet to fully bed in.

In a trading update, McColl’s said: “The speed of this transition has created significant challenges and severely disrupted our plans for the launch of Safeway.”

Chief executive Jonathan Miller said: “2018 has been a very difficult year for the business, marked by unprecedented supply chain disruption and on-going challenges. I am, however, extremely grateful for the continued hard work of all my colleagues and the on-going support of Morrisons.

“Looking ahead, we expect competition in the grocery retail sector to remain intense and we face into significant cost pressures. Important to our future success will be continuing to develop our partnership with Morrisons, alongside our plans to enhance our neighbourhood convenience offer by improving the quality of our estate and our overall customer experience.”