op 50 Indie MPK Garages has signed a deal with Essar Oil UK to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of 12 sites, and with Morrisons to introduce Morrisons Daily c-stores on its sites.
The deal with Essar, which is the biggest secured by the Essar team to date, will see the company network expand to 67 stations and include the first rebrand of a BP site. Under the new agreement, the first Essar site was launched at Riverside in Belper, Derbyshire. The 3mlpa station, previously under the BP marque, was followed by a further 11 rebrands on sites from Worcester to Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
MPK has also entered into a franchise agreement with Morrisons, which will see the addition of Morrisons Daily at most MPK sites.
Nerissa Haskic, director of the new owner of MPK Stratford Retail Group, said: "Our business plan is focused on transforming and expanding the retail business and we felt that the partnerships with Essar and Morrisons could best support our strategy and underpin growth.
"There is a great working relationship between our companies, with Essar demonstrating they have both the capability and the ambition to support our growth in the UK."