Morrisons will create 1000 jobs with its proposed acquisition of 49 Blockbuster stores.

The supermarket chain plans to use the retail space to launch “Morrisons M”, a new convenience store franchise set to be most densely deployed in London and the South East.

Gordon Mowat, Head of Morrisons Convenience, says of the growing convenience market: “We are rolling out the Morrisons M local estate at pace this year, and these acquisitions give us a kick-start in securing a solid foothold in this key sector.”

Last week, Deloitte, Blockbuster’s administrators, made public their intentions to close an additional 164 Blockbuster stores in the coming weeks.

Morrisons welcome job applications from Blockbusters employees.

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