WM Morrisons Supermarkets Plc headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK has a chain of more than 500 supermarkets selling groceries and food. It was established in the year 1899 by William Morrison and is considered the fourth largest supermarket in the UK. It also sells goods online. About 11 million people are estimated to shop every week from their stores while their online business covers 11 million households. The company is listed on London Stock Exchange under the symbol MRW.
William Morrison, who was engaged in egg and butter business, started the first stall in 1899 in Bradford Market that became an inspiration for him to expand into big scale retailing. The first market outlet with three checkouts was opened in 1958. It was the first one to have self- service and three checkouts.