McColls and Morrisons: Hope for hundreds of jobs in South Yorkshire as Morrisons swoops for McColl's

Morrisons looks set to clinch a deal to buy collapsed convenience chain McColl's.
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The supermarket has been in a battle with EG Group, owned by the billionaire Issa brothers, the BBC reports.

McColl's is poised to go into administration, but will immediately be sold to a new owner.

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The chain employs 16,000 at 1,400 stores including hundreds at 17 in South Yorkshire.

McColl's on Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield.McColl's on Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield.
McColl's on Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield.

Morrisons is a wholesale supplier to McColl’s. It also has a deal to convert hundreds of McColl's shops to Morrisons Daily convenience stores.

McColl’s in Sheffield include Rural Lane, Wisewood; Ecclesall Road South, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Margetson Crescent, Low Edges Road and Green Lane, Dronfield.

It also has stores in Rotherham at Whitehill Lane; St John’s Green and Oaks Lane, Kimberworth Park; Broom Valley Road, Kilnhurst Road, Fleming Way and Wales Road.

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It also has Green Spring Ave, Barnsley; Cuttholme Way, Loundsley Green, Chesterfield; Union Street, Harthill and Thomas Street, Swinton, Mexborough.

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