Morrisons, UK, acquired Chippindale Foods, a UK-based supplier of free-range eggs.

The addition of the Chippindale Foods business will enable Morrisons to work closely with egg farmers to support a sustainable supply chain, the welfare of hens and the quality of their eggs. In fact,, all of Morrisons’ eggs will come from non-caged hens from the current commitment of 2025.

Nick Chippindale, managing director of Chippindale Foods, will stay with the business and the 54-member staff employed at the site at Flaxby, North Yorkshire.

"The addition of Chippindale Foods to our fresh food manufacturing business will give us the opportunity to build on our deep relationships with British farmers and become even more competitive for our supermarket and wholesale customers," says Andrew Thornber, Morrisons manufacturing director.

Morrisons produces most of its own fresh food in 17 manufacturing sites and 491 stores, including bakery, seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables, chilled processed products and more.