Morrisons ramps up lockdown food box production tenfold to 100,000 and adds 2 new boxes

Morrisons has launched the next wave of its food boxes increasing producing more than tenfold to meet skyrocketing demand.

The grocer said it was “dramatically” ramping up production of its food boxes, which it launched two weeks ago, from 10,000 a week to 100,000 per week.

Its food boxes, which contain enough chilled, fresh and tinned food items to feed a couple for up to a week, will be produced at three new sites from next week.

Despite the huge increase in production, Morrisons says it still expects to sell out of the boxes, and thus plans to further expand capacity to more than 200,000 boxes in the coming weeks.

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Two new food boxes are also being launched alongside the initial £35 Meat Eaters Food Box and Vegetarian Food Box.

Customers can now order a £30 Morrisons Market Kitchen Meal Box which include a range of eight ready meals, as well as a £45 Meat Box filled with enough meat for over 38 meals including, meat balls, chicken fillets, sausages and a beef roasting joint.

Deliveries will continue to be exclusively carried out by DPD.

“These food boxes are a lifeline for many customers at this very difficult time and are providing essential food to people that either cannot leave their home or struggle to reach the supermarket,” Morrisons chief executive David Potts said.

“They are one of the ways we are playing our full part in feeding the nation.”

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