Congratulations to all of our foodmakers and shopkeepers - we've been crowned Grocer of the Year at this year's Grocer Gold Awards 2021.

A huge thank you to every single one of our 105,829 foodmakers and shopkeepers.

The Grocer magazine reported that it was our thoughtful, purpose driven response to the pandemic that won the judges over against the other shortlists.

The panel recognised our hard work to feed the nation and protect our colleagues and customers through being the first supermarket to introduce protective screens, launching a new Doorstep Delivery service for shielding customers, making donations of £15 million to food banks and introducing School Meal Boxes, offering immediate supplier payments​ and increasing our online capacit​y.

The judging panel ​also commented​ that Morrisons ​had not ​simply focused on the pandemic and that its other achievements included the opening of six new stores, while trials of a new format Market Kitchen concept have been extended amid positive sales.  They also praised Morrisons wholesale arm and integrated supply chain which have continued to grow.

Adam Leyland, the Grocer magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, said: “No supermarket has worked harder or thought more broadly about the challenges of the pandemic.”

Clare Grainger, Morrisons People Director, said: "In a year like no other, we acted fast to play our full part in feeding the nation.  Day after day, our 105,829  team of foodmakers and shopkeepers rose to the challenge - serving millions of customers who rely on us every week. They become real life superheroes and I am incredibly grateful to each and every one of them for their continued dedication through a very difficult year."