Staff at a petrol station attached to a Felixstowe supermarket will be offered jobs within the store after a new company took over the running of the fuel side of the business.

At the end of January, Morrisons announced that Motor Fuel Group (MFG) would be taking over all 337 of the supermarket chain's petrol stations across the country as part of a "new strategic partnership".

This includes the supermarket's forecourt at its store in Grange Farm Avenue in Felixstowe.

However, the statement said there would not be any compulsory redundancies resulting from the takeover.

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It added: "Every Morrisons forecourt colleague will be provided with an in-store position on the same pay and employment terms and in nearly all circumstances this position will most likely be in the store to which the forecourt is attached.

"There will be no compulsory redundancies."

The £2.5billion deal will also create jobs, while Morrisons has taken a minority stake of approximately 20% in MFG.

As part of the agreement, Morrisons will continue to supply food and groceries at the petrol stations, while MFG is set to install 800 ultra-rapid 150kW EV chargers across the forecourts as the UK prepares for the end of sales of new diesel and petrol cars in 2035.

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The Morrisons statement said money from the sale would enable further investment in the grocery and food making side of the business, while MFG has committed to maintain supermarket fuel pricing across the estate.

Morrisons chief executive Rami Baitieh said: "It means Morrisons customers will continue to see a competitive and attractive forecourt offering, including expanded access to EV charging, while also benefiting from greater focus on investment in Morrisons’ core food business.

"We are delighted to have such a strong partner in MFG and look forward to the opportunities a combined MFG and Morrisons forecourt offering will provide.”