Morrisons opens new Kirkby supermarket

It is the first supermarket to opens in over forty years in the town

Morrisons has opened a new supermarket in Kirkby, adding the creation of 275 new jobs in full and part-time roles.

Highlights of the 26k sq. ft. store include the butcher, the baker and the fishmonger counters, its nutmeg clothing range, a petrol station and Morrisons new market kitchen proposition where freshly made meals are created by a team of in-store chefs.

In addition, Morrisons market kitchen means Kirkby customers will be able to have their breakfast, lunch or evening meal freshly made-to-order by chefs using seasonal ingredients.

Eddie Pritchard, Morrisons Kirkby store manager, said: “We know the residents of Kirkby have been eagerly anticipating the opening of this store, particularly as there hasn’t been a supermarket here for several decades.

“Today, Kirkby gets a brand new Morrisons store with skilled food making at the heart of it and plenty of useful services – we are really looking forward to meeting and serving the community.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, leader of Knowsley council, added: “The residents of Kirkby have had to endure many false dawns when it comes to the arrival of a new supermarket.

“Since the Council took ownership of the town centre two years ago, significant progress has been made on Kirkby’s town centre retail and leisure offer. We are absolutely delighted to see Morrisons open its doors in the heart of the town centre, something residents have been eagerly anticipating for a long time.”

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