Morrisons news

21 January 2020
Morrisons has promoted group marketing and customer director Andy Atkinson to be its next commercial director and David Lepley to group retail director. Andy Atkinson promoted As group commercial director Andy Atkinson will be responsible for the company's trading and manufacturing business. He joined Morrrisons in 2011 and has held a variety of roles including trading director and own bran...
07 January 2020
Morrisons has revealed that its sales fell over Christmas and the preceding third quarter of its financial year in what it described as an unusually challenging period. Headline results 22 weeks to January 5th: Group LFL sales -1.7%  (Retail: -1.7%, Wholesale: 0.0%) Total sales -1.8% exc. fuel. -2.9% inc. fuel Q3: 13 weeks to November 3rd: Group LFL sales -1.2%  (Retail:...
10 December 2019
In the 12 weeks to 1st December growth halved from the previous 12 weeks to November 3rd, to 0.5%. Consumers on average made one fewer visit to the shops over the past three months than this time last year. Challenging environment persists Shoppers have been delaying spending in the lead up to the festive season, with a wet November and the uncertainty that comes with the looming election d...
04 December 2019
The grocer is reshaping its senior team, promoting Michael Gleeson to CFO as Trevor Strain steps up to the position of COO. Promoting from within a strong leadership team Trevor Strain joined Morrisons in 2009 and was promoted to the board as chief finance officer in 2013. Last autumn he assumed the additional responsibilities of group commercial director. He now takes on a new role as CO...
26 November 2019
Morrisons has launched an initiative to market discounted boxes of fresh food that has reached its 'best before' date. Using technology to reduce waste From November 26th customers will be able to use the Too Good to Go app to purchase boxes of unsold fresh food. The boxes, containing fruit and vegetables, bakery and deli items worth at least £10, will be sold for as little as £3.09 acros...
12 November 2019
With increasing political uncertainty, and a very wet start to the autumn, growth in the 12 weeks to November 3rd slowed to 1%, a slight reduction compared to last month's 1.3%. We look at the range of performances amongst the leading retailers in more detail. Ocado continues to grow well ahead of the market Ocado retained its position as the fastest growing retailer, at 13.5%. It has now b...
07 November 2019
As part of the final session of the first day of IGD Live , speakers shared how their organisations were taking steps to become more inclusive, customer-focused and willing to change to drive growth. Making inclusion and diversity and inclusion mission critical From Coca-Cola European Partners, Leendert den Hollander and Catherine Gillespie, outlined how the company had radically changed...
05 November 2019
Morrisons has announced that it will extend its wholesale partnership with Rontec, one of the UK's leading forecourt operators. Contract extension Morrisons currently provides its Morrisons Daily fascia and grocery offer, including the Market Street fresh food and food-to-go products, to over 50 of Rontec’s 250 forecourts.  The partnership, which dates back to 2016, will now be extended by ...
31 October 2019
We visit the newly opened Morrisons in Canning Town. This is the first store to include the retailers' latest food-to-go concept, Market Kitchen. The store is over 17,000 sq ft and opened this week in the rapidly developing district of East London. It is situated in Hallsville Quarter, an area being regenerated with space dedicated to residential, retail and leisure activities. We share three ...
31 October 2019
Retailers globally are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at five ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced ...