Sir Ken Morrison tells Morrisons' boss: “I have something like 1,000 bullocks and, having listened to your presentation, Dalton, you’ve got a lot more bullshit than me.”

Sir Ken Morrison in ‘bullshit’ attack on supermarket boss

By Michael Stones

Sir Ken Morrison, the outspoken former chairman of Morrisons, has launched a stinging attack on the retailer’s boss Dalton Philips, describing his strategy for the recovery of the troubled business as “bullshit”.

Gibson is in his eighth year on the Morrisons board

Morrisons’ chairman to step down

By Rod Addy

Morrisons’ chairman Sir Ian Gibson is to step down, the supermarket chain has announced, a month after Roger Owen, a former director of the business, had called for his resignation.

£100 worth of Amazon vouchers are up for grabs for one lucky person who completes the online survey

National food and drink manufacturing survey opens

By Rod Addy

How will your company fare in 2014 in areas such as filling skills gaps, handling rising costs and profit growth? Now’s your chance to have your say and find out what your peers think.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Get ready for a ‘scary ride’ to retailer shelves

By Rick Pendrous

Morrisons’ appalling results and the associated announcement last month by the retailer’s boss Dalton Philips that he planned to sell off a large slice of its estate to raise funds towards the £1bn earmarked for price cuts sent shivers throughout the...

Morrisons owns around 90% of its estate, compared with Tesco and Sainsbury’s 65% to 70% ownership

The 'Morrisons effect' hits UK retailers

By Michael Stones

Morrisons’ £176M loss for the year to February 2 - the latest in a series of lacklustre financial reports from the UK’s major supermarkets - has focused attention on Britain’s changing retail landscape.

Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda will be forced to respond to Morrisons’ lower prices

Morrisons’ price cut strategy signals supermarket war

By Michael Stones

A supermarket price war is likely to follow Morrisons’ pledge to cut its prices, in a bid to combat discounters Aldi and Lidl, after the retailer posted a loss of £176M last week, according to leading analysts.  

Morrisons pledged to take on the discounters after reporting a loss of £176M

Morrisons posts loss of £176M after ‘disappointing year’

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has reported a £176M loss in full-year results to February 2, compared with a previous profit of £879M, as the supermarket revealed plans to slash costs and lower prices in a bid to battle the discounters.

Morrisons and Tesco gave Shore Capital analysts cause for concern, after recent market share losses revealed by Nielsen data

Morrisons and Tesco ‘give cause for concern’: City analyst

By Michael Stones

Morrisons and Tesco were “the clear laggards” among the four big supermarkets, while discounters and premium sellers continued to do well, according to City analyst Shore Capital, commenting on recent Nielsen market share data.

Breakfast food manufacturer launches flexible pack

Flexible packaging enables range’s diverse design

FFP Packaging Solutions has supplied flexible packaging for Whitworths’ latest dried fruit, nut and seed latest product launch - a breakfast range consisting of 30 new products with 13 film designs. The five sub-ranges of products include: Morning Munch,...

Morrisons expects to serve 50% of the UK's homes by the end of next year

Morrisons plans online launch, as sales to soar

By Michael Stones

UK online sales of food and groceries are set to more than double in value to reach £14.6bn by 2018, while Morrisons recently unveiled plans to launch online deliveries next month.

Morrisons’ strategy was set on the growth of its convenience and online businesses, said Dalton Philips

Morrisons relies on growth in convenience and online

By Mike Stones

Morrisons’ boss Dalton Philips said the supermarket’s growth would come from expansion of its convenience and online businesses, in a statement accompanying the retailer’s half-year results posted yesterday (September 12).

Morrisons first banana ripening factory will create 80 new jobs in Boston this autumn

Morrisons first ‘banana factory’ creates 80 jobs

By Mike Stones

Better banana quality and lower costs are the driving factors behind Morrisons’ acquisition of its first banana ripening factory, which will create 80 new jobs in Boston, Lincolnshire, says the retailer.

Morrisons will directly challenge its bigger rivals - such as Tesco - by 2015, claims its boss Dalton Philips

Morrisons’ boss says his strategy will challenge Tesco

By Mike Stones

Morrisons’ boss Dalton Philips has claimed his current strategy will catapult Britain’s fourth-largest retailer into a position to directly challenge larger rivals Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda by 2015.

Morrisons expects deliveries to customers to start by January 2014 after its deal with Ocado

Morrisons strikes online grocery deal with Ocado

By Mike Stones

Supermarket Morrisons has agreed a partnership with the online distribution business Ocado – including the acquisition of its distribution centre – in a deal that will see deliveries to customers start by January 2014.

‘The business is not broken at all but its engine requires a bit more than fine tuning’: Shore Capital

Morrisons ‘lost touch with core customers’: City

By Mike Stones

The UK’s fourth biggest supermarket Morrisons has “lost touch with its core customers”, claimed one leading city analyst, after the retailer reported total sales down by 0.5% over the six weeks to December 30 2012.

Morrisons had 'upped its game' in a competitive market, said Shore Capital

Morrisons ‘ups its game’: City analysts

By John Woods

Morrisons appears to be upping its game after its “very disappointing” third quarter, according to Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.

Staff will learn how to manage their supply chain more effectively

Morrisons sends staff to university

By Lorraine Mullaney

Morrisons has launched a foundation degree in supermarket operations, which it will be running with the Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School.

The perils of sourcing unicorn food elsewhere was one tongue-in-cheek reason given for shopping at Waitrose

Top food manufacturing news for September - in photos

By Mike Stones

Unicorns, Premier Foods, and Morrisons are just three of the topics to feature in our list of the seven most popular food and drink manufacturing articles published on in September.

Morrisons' fish plant is expected to create 200 new jobs and process 200t of fish a week when fully operational

Morrisons opens Grimsby fish plant

By John Wood

Morrisons’ new fish processing plant in Grimsby began operations today (September 3) − five months after work began on converting a disused factory at Europa Park.

Morrisons' results are likely to reflect sharper competition from its competitors - particularly Asda

Morrisons’ results ‘to suffer from Asda’s Netto acquisition’

By Mike Stones

Asda’s acquisition of Netto stores will prove a key factor in Morrisons’ announcement of difficult first-half trading for 2012/2013, when it reports interim results on September 6, predicts Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.


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