Morrisons and Rontec have opened their 100th store. The Morrisons Daily store in Knowsley, north-east of Liverpool marks the 100th site for the two businesses since they opened one of the first Morrisons Daily stores in Leicester in 2016.

Rontec is Morrisons longest standing Morrisons Daily franchise partner and the contract between the two companies has been extended to 2030.

Morrisons chief executive Rami Baitiéh said: “We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Rontec and I am very pleased to be reaching the significant milestone of 100 stores together today.

“Rontec’s stores are very well managed, have strong standards and are led by a committed and talented management team, so we’re proud to be able to extend our partnership together. In just eight years our convenience business has grown from zero to over 1,600 stores nationwide and our partnership with Rontec has been an important part of that growth.”

Rontec chairman Sir Gerald Ronson CBE added: “Our partnership with Morrisons over the last eight years has been positive and fruitful for both parties, and I’m delighted to reach the milestone of 100 stores.

“We have invested significant capital into upgrading our Morrisons Daily sites and have developed a strong convenience and food to go offer for our customers.

“Our teams work extremely well together, with both teams striving to deliver the highest standards and levels of service in all our stores. I appreciate the support from Rami and his team, and I am pleased we have been able to extend the contract to 2030.”