Morrisons staff kitchens due a makeover as it allocates £30m for refurb programme

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  A general view of a Morrisons supermarket on October 2, 2014 in London, England.   Morrisons, who reported a fall in half-year profits of more than 30%, has today announced a new loyalty card scheme. Its Match & More card will award points equivalent to the difference in price on cheaper items in Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.   (Photo by Rob tothard/Getty Images)

Supermarket giant Morrisons has revealed it will revamp some of its staff kitchens as part of a £30m investment to improve colleague rest areas at its stores.

The company said the multimillion pound “makeover” was in response to feedback from employees, who said that areas where staff currently take their breaks need to be modernised and made more comfortable.

The four-year investment will see a number of kitchens developed, including an expanded range of hot and cold foods for staff throughout their shifts.

Subsidised freshly-ground coffee machines will also be installed as part of the expenditure on new equipment. Morrisons said the programme would see it develop separate dining and casual seating areas.

Non-catering spend will focus on new furniture, free wi-fi, mobile phone charging points and an upgrade of staff toilets.

Morrisons chief executive, David Potts, said staff had asked the company to offer a better food service.

“This investment will ensure they are provided with the facilities and food to help them recharge during their breaks,” he said.

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