Morrisons has snapped up seven Jessops stores for an undisclosed price as it seeks to boost its M Local convenience store estate.

Six of the former Jessops sites are based in England, four of which are located in London, and one is in Scotland.

Photographic retailer Jessops collapsed into administration last month, closing 187 stores in the process.

Morrisons is also believed to be in talks to buy sites from HMV and Blockbuster, which also fell into administration in January.

A spokesman for Morrisons said: “We can confirm that we have acquired the seven sites subject to landlords’ consent. We have a target to add 50 new convenience stores this year. We believe the convenience store market is a big opportunity.”

Tesco and Sainsbury’s are also said to be looking at buying up some of the former HMV sites.