Morrisons Boss Adds Beyonce to New In-Store Playlist

By Gary Cutlack on at

David Potts, the new boss of supermarket group Morrisons, has agreed to staff pleading to change the music played in his cavernous warehouse shops. Beyonce, U2 and The Cure are among artists set to be played in the background as you search the end racks for all the cheap biscuits.

Potts explained: "Our staff told us that music in our stores was getting a bit tired. We want to listen and make shopping and working with Morrisons a better experience. That includes coming to this new musical arrangement with our colleagues and customers."

Nearly 9,000 new tracks have now been added to the loop that plays in all Morrisons shops, with the updated selection of tunes apparently ready to introduce enhanced staff and customer enjoyment last weekend.

In a press release announcing the move, Morrisons made an unfortunate attempt at some jokes. It suggested a Twitter-pleasing play on supermarket food and song titles, suggesting that "Heinz Youngs' Cannibals: She Drives Me Jalfrezi" might be a good song to add to a fictitious playlist. [The Grocer]