8am Nelson Morrisons store opening ‘to suit shoppers’

Morrisons, in Nelson

Morrisons, in Nelson

First published in News

MORRISONS in Nelson has extended its store opening hours after it was inundated with requests from local shoppers.

The Pendle Street store will now open an hour earlier at 7am, and close at 9pm.

New research suggests that shopping during working hours is far less common than in the past, with one in five people regularly shopping outside ‘normal’ weekday hours.

Nearly 20 per cent of shoppers now usually visit a store between 6am and 9am or after 8pm.

Half of early-morning and late-evening shoppers say they prefer these ‘quieter’ times, while 37 per cent claim it better suits their working hours, and one in 20 say they want to put their children to bed before heading to their store.

Asif Qumar, general manager of the Nelson Morrisons, said: “Modern family life, more flexible working hours and busy schedules mean customers want us to be open for longer.

“The extension of our opening hours is one of many changes we are making, to make shopping trips easier at our stores.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree