Morrisons aims to sell even more locally-sourced food this coming year

Morrisons adds 200 local suppliers to supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has recruited 200 new local food suppliers in the past year in a bid to cut the food miles of its products, citing research indicating up to 70% of consumers say they prefer to buy British food.

Morrisons has appointed Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director

Morrisons makes senior appointment

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has appointed Unilever’s Refreshment division president Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director, effective from February next year.

Morrisons has posts sales and profit growth in its interim results

Morrisons reveals rise in sales and profits

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has revealed a rise in sales and profits for the first half of this year in its interim results, released yesterday (September 14), as it sees results from its ‘Fix, rebuild and grow’ strategy.

Morrisons reported a 3.4% rise in group like-for-like sales

Morrisons thanks food makers after sales rise

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons reported a 3.4% rise in group like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, in its first-quarter trading update, as chief executive David Potts again thanked the supermarket’s team of food makers and retailers.

Morrisons is in 'much better shape' than it has been for some time, analysts said

Morrisons is in ‘much better shape’: analyst

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons is “in much better shape” than it was last year, as it further exploits its manufacturing capacity, analysts say, ahead of its first-quarter results, due on May 4.

Morrisons profit increased 11.6% in the 12 months to January 29

Morrisons’ profit would make Sir Ken ‘very happy’

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons has reported an 11.6% increase in underlying profit to £337M, in a financial statement which the late Sir Ken Morrison “would have been very happy to observe”, according to analyst Shore Capital.

Tributes have been paid to the late Sir Ken Morrison

Tributes paid to Sir Ken Morrison who has died

By Michael Stones

Tributes have been paid to Sir Ken Morrison, who turned a small family grocery business into one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets, after his death at the age of 85.

Morrisons posted like-for-like sales growth in the third quarter of the year

Morrisons announces sales growth

By Gwen Ridler

Retailer Morrisons’ like-for-like sales have grown in the 13 weeks to October 30 2016, while total sales for the company had fallen. 

Analyst HSBC Global Research predicts problems ahead for Morrisons

Morrisons headed for financial problems: Analyst

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons can expect financial problems ahead caused by store closures, Brexit and the National Living Wage, HSBC Global Research predicted ahead of the retailer’s third-quarter trading update on November 3.

Morrisons was making progress on its six priorities, claimed the retailer

Morrisons makes ‘good progress’ on six priorities

By Michael Stones

Morrisons is making progress towards strengthening its business and fulfilling six strategic priorities, claimed a financial statement accompanying the retailer’s first-half results, posted earlier this month.

Morrisons’ management, led by Dave Potts, deserves ‘considerable credit’ for reviving the manufacturer's fortunes

Morrisons’ supply chain is ‘a key strength’: analysts

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ role as a food manufacturer – supported by its vertically integrated supply chain – is a unique sales point, which should be communicated more effectively, according to analysts, after the retailer reported its second quarter of rising sales.

Morrisons has posted its second quarter of rising like-for-like sales

Morrisons reports more rising like-for-like sales

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has reported its second quarter of rising like-for-like (LFL) sales, in results covering the 13 weeks to May 1 and, again, highlighted its role as “a food maker”.

Morrisons' Market Street

Morrisons’ food manufacturing: asset or liability?

By John Wood

The business benefits of Morrisons’ food manufacturing capacity has divided industry commentators, after ceo David Potts highlighted the firm’s role as “food maker and shopkeeper” in full-year results last week.

Morrisons has regained a listing on the exclusive FTSE 100, helped by its fresh food manufacturing capacity

Morrisons regains listing on exclusive FTSE 100

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has regained its listing on the exclusive FTSE 100 group of companies, after a boost to its share price arising from improved trading and the announcement of its partnership with online retailer Amazon.

Morrisons boss David Potts highlighted the retailer's food manufacturing business

Morrisons uses food manufacturing to cut prices

By Michael Stones

Morrisons is to harness the power of its food manufacturing capability to cut prices even further, as it battles the limited range discounters Aldi and Lidl and the other big supermarkets, its boss David Potts has revealed.

Morrisons Market Street and vertical integration offered a key point of difference to shoppers

Morrisons boss’s customer focus ‘begins to pay off’

By Michael Stones

Morrisons boss David Potts’s customer focus is paying off – with its food manufacturing capability playing a key role – but much more needs to be achieved if the business is to achieve its potential, according to city analyst Shore Capital.

JCS Fish has claimed Morrisons' Big Fish Company brand is too similar to its product

Morrisons in fish trademark war

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons has denied any wrongdoing after coming under fire for registering a trademark for a “very similar brand” as JCS Fish’s BigFish.

Morrisons' appointment of the Greene King boss completes the retailer's non-executive team has

Morrisons completes non exec top team rebuild

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ appointment of Greene King ceo Rooney Anand to the retailer’s, now complete, non-executive team has been welcomed by City analyst Shore Capital.

Christmas food shop: where consumers plan to spend

Tesco to be ‘most visited retailer this Christmas’

By Laurence Gibbons

British consumers will fill Tesco with festive cheer this Christmas as it looks set to be the top choice among consumers for seasonal food and drink, according to e-commerce firm Webloyalty.

Morrisons reported a  2.6% fall in like-for-like sales

Morrisons’ sales fall – again

By Michael Stones

Morrisons sales continue to slide – with like-for-like sales, excluding fuel falling by 2.6%, blamed partly on a reduction in promotional vouchers – in third-quarter results posted this week.


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