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Morrison scoops up Blockbuster stores

The collapse of Blockbuster and Jessops may have saddened film and photo enthusiasts and led to repeated warnings that the country's high streets are on their last legs. Yet it the retailers' troubles have proved beneficial for supermarket giant WM Morrison (MRW), which has scooped up the leasehold of 49 Blockbuster stores and seven Jessops shops, as it begins an accelerated expansion of its new convenience estate, Morrison M Local.

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By Julia Bradshaw,
18 February 2013

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