Morrisons news

14 November 2022
Morrisons has opened up its Safeway private label range to the independent retail sector, around 30 items now available through wholesaler Eden Farm. The assortment includes eggs, dairy, deli, cheese, meat, pizza and desserts. The wholesaler has noted that “New to Eden Farm, Safeway brings a range of fresh products renowned for quality. With our expertise in shopkeeping we have created a range of...
09 November 2022
We round-up the latest Christmas adverts from the UK’s grocery retailers. The common theme for 2022 sees the adverts focus on how retailers are looking to help people spread festive cheer in the face of the cost-of-living crisis. Tesco: budget-friendly Christmas Tesco’s Christmas campaign acknowledges the cost-of-living crisis as it spotlights its budget-friendly range and value-led prom...
01 November 2022
Having gained approval for its acquisition of the McColl’s convenience business in October, Morrisons has now identified 132 loss-making sites from the 1,164 strong store estate which it intends to close to ensure the viability of the operation. This will be in addition to the 28 McColl’s that Morrisons has agreed to sell to address the competition concerns raised by the Competition and Market...
31 October 2022
Morrisons has introduced a new mechanic, similar to Tesco, in which selected discounts are only available to loyalty cardholders. The new push has seen POS introduced across the store, stating that certain discounts – My Morrisons Exclusives – are only available to loyalty card members, exhorting shoppers to ‘Scan and Save.’ The offers are so far extremely limited, just one on Ben & Jerry...
04 October 2022
As Deliveroo opens its first physical store, on New Oxford Street, I headed in-store to see how it integrates digital ordering and Morrisons products to offer near-immediate collection of orders. What is the Delivery Hop store? The Delivery Hop store enables shoppers to buy from digital kiosks or through the Deliveroo app. Walk-in shoppers can order through the digital kiosks or Deliveroo a...
30 September 2022
As Morrisons invests more than £100m to cut the price of 150 of its most purchased products, we look at three key developments from the retailer. To drive value messages, Morrisons to cut prices of 150 key products… Morrisons has launched a new round of price cuts, which will offer an average saving of 14%, as it looks to promote value messages and bring shoppers back to its stores. The ret...
29 September 2022
Morrisons has reported total sales, including fuel, rose 4.5% to £4.8 bn in the 13 weeks to 31 July, driven by new space and fuel sales. The retailer said its adjusted EBITDA fell to £177m, from £356m in the same period in 2021, as it faced ‘ unprecedented inflationary pressures ’ on its business. Q3 like-for-like sales showed sequential improvement Morrisons Q3 like-for-like sales, excludi...
16 September 2022
As Tesco and The Entertainer partner for toy concessions and Morrisons sets out its ambitions for the Morrisons Daily banner, we round up developments in the market. Tesco and The Entertainer partner for toy concessions A little time after Asda opened its Big Toy Shop , following the ending of its trial with The Entertainer, the latter has signed a partnership with Tesco to trial the add...
13 September 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 4 September 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 3.8%. It noted this was the third month in a row the market had seen growth, following more than a year of declines, due to challenging comparisons driven by the pandemic. Discounters benefiting from risin...
13 September 2022
As the Competition and Markets Authority publishes its report into Morrisons takeover of McColl’s and the Asda on the Move banner continues to open new stores, we round up developments from the channel. Morrisons takeover of McColl’s will ‘ not harm the vast majority of shoppers or other businesses ’ The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its results of its initial invest...