March 18, 2020 / 11:38 AM / 17 days ago

Morrisons has not asked UK government to get army to protect stores - CEO

FILE PHOTO: David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, gestures during a news conference in London, in this file photograph dated September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The boss of Morrisons (MRW.L), Britain’s fourth biggest supermarket group, said the company had not asked the government about involving the army in protecting stores and depots given unprecedented panic buying due to coronavirus.

“If the question is ‘has there been any conversations with the government about involving the army’, I think that’s a question for the government,” chief executive David Potts told reporters.

“I don’t think there’s been any questions posed by this company to the government about the army,” he said.

Reporting by James Davey, Editing by Paul Sandle

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