Welcome to your brand new Morrisons in Preston!
Our new store on Blackpool Road in Preston opened Wednesday 4th December creating 220 new jobs. Morrisons worked in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and Preston College to offer pre-employment training to 50 local people and, of the 220 staff recruited, more than 100 were previously unemployed.
The store was officially opened by Head Teacher Shaun Jukes from Sir Tom Finney Community High School, which is situated on Blackpool Road and caters for a broad spectrum of special educational needs and learning difficulties and disabilities. Shaun Jukes was named Secondary School Head Teacher of the Year at the 2013 Pearson Teaching Awards.
Store General Manager Andrew Kendall said: “We want our store to be at the heart of the local community and inviting Shaun to open the store is one way we could help acknowledge the outstanding performance of one of the leading organisations in the area.”
To further help Morrisons to deliver more of what matters locally, the new store will also have its own Community Champion, Aysha Moosa, who will be responsible for supporting and coordinating initiatives that will positively help the people of Preston.
The store will have its own budget to help support local good causes, either by providing small prizes for charity raffles or by donating food item for events such as school fetes or festivals. Local community and charity groups will be able to book time to help pack bags on the checkouts to raise funds and requests for food bank collections are also supported.
Head Teacher Shaun Jukes said: “The new store looks really great and I was delighted to cut the ribbon on behalf of our school. I think Morrisons has signalled a strong intent to be a force for good in the community as well as giving local people a new destination for food shopping.”
The store includes a wide range of features including:
- From The Garden: a wet table reserved for those produce items that benefit from supplemental moisture, which are served with filtered super cooled water to optimise the products.
- A wide range of fresh counters, including a bakery with products hand made from scratch, a salad bar and a ‘make your own’ pizza counter.
- Customers can also choose to either buy single items or receive discounts for buying larger quantities of some grocery products.
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
You'll find your new Morrisons store at:
88-91 Blackpool Road