// Morrisons extends commitment to pay farmers, local foodmakers & small business immediately until the end of Jan
// Morrisons has been making these immediate payments to help smaller suppliers through the coronavirus pandemic
// The 5% discount Morrisons’ farmers receive on their grocery shop is also being extended as a “thank you”
Morrisons has confirmed it will continue to make immediate payments to its smaller suppliers until the end of January.
The immediate payments scheme, introduced shortly before lockdown in March and given an initial extension in June, aims to support the Big 4 grocer’s network of farmers, local foodmakers and small business suppliers through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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Morrisons said it also wanted to help provide stability now that the UK is officially in a recession.
In addition, the five per cent discount that Morrisons’ farmers receive on their grocery shop is also being extended to thank them as they continue to help feed the nation.
“Suppliers and farmers have told us they face ongoing pressure and we want to be there for them during this challenging period,” Morrisons chief executive David Potts said.
“We highly value the continued and consistent efforts of British farmers and small suppliers and want to say thank you and extend support where we can.”