Top 50 Indie Rontec is extending its partnership with Morrisons with plans for a further 40 c-stores across its sites, but Morrisons’ trial with a second Top 50 Indie, MFG, has been terminated.

The new Morrisons Daily stores, which are due to open by the summer, are in addition to the 10 stores recently opened as part of an agreement between the two companies that was announced in November.

Commenting on the stores that are already open, Morrisons said: "These are proving successful, and we now plan to open a further 40 with Rontec."

Morrisons also said it was ending the trial with MFG. MFG will convert the stores to the Londis brand, which already features on more than 300 of its forecourts.