Supermarket boss Sir Ken Morrison dies

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Sir Ken Morrison has died aged 85 following a short illness, his family has said.

Sir Ken helped grow supermarket Morrisons from a small grocery chain into one of the UK’s largest retailers, until he retired in 2008.

He died peacefully at home in North Yorkshire, his family said in a statement.

“Sir Ken was, of course, a unique figure in the history of grocery retailing in the UK,” the family said.

For more than half a century Sir Ken was “the driving force at the heart of Morrisons as it grew from two market stalls,” they said.