Vertical Integration

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 was failing to exploit its strong manufacturing links

Morrisons should make more of food manufacturing

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has been advised to make more of its food manufacturing links by a business recovery specialist, who warned retailers could ditch their suppliers after diversifying into food production.

Morrisons plans to launch an online food offer and double the number of its convenience stores by the end of the year

Morrisons looks to online and convenience to boost profit

By Mike Stones

Britain’s fourth largest supermarket Morrisons has revealed plans to start selling food online by the end of the year and open more convenience stores in its latest financial results, which reported profit before tax down by 4% to £901M.

Why the UK's meat supply chain is in crisis

Why the UK's meat supply chain is in crisis

By Rick Pendrous

The news last month that Vion is to sell its UK food businesses, covering 38 sites and employing 13,000 people is a sure sign that the UK's meat supply chain is in crisis.

Eat Natural in vertical integration move

Eat Natural in vertical integration move

By Elaine Watson

Snack bar maker Eat Natural is taking control of its operation further up the supply chain with the creation of a new fruit and nut cleaning and...


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