Morrisons news

21 July 2020
Morrisons has introduced a four-day working week for more than 1,500 workers at its head office. New way of working The Morrisons employees will reduce their weekly hours from 40 to 37.5, working nine hours a day, instead of the previous eight hours, with pay unaffected. They will also be required to work a six-hour shift one Saturday every month. Speaking to The Yorkshire Post, Morrison...
21 July 2020
Take home grocery sales continue to rise, with 16.9% growth in the 12-week period up to 12th July, according to Kantar. This was the fastest growth on record since 1994, showing what a significant impact the pandemic is having on shoppers' behaviour. The 12 weeks include sales after the initial phase of strict lockdown in April, capturing the three months following this of eased restrictions for ...
20 July 2020
Both retailers add new options including recipe kits to their home delivery food box propositions as they seek to serve a broader range of occasions. Morrisons: flexibility and family focus Since launching its essentials food box at the start of the lockdown, Morrisons has continued to add innovative new options to range. While seasonal variations such as the Ramadan box and VE Day celebrat...
02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
19 June 2020
Father’s Day celebration during lockdown this year will look very different for a lot of families. Social distancing will require people to celebrate from a-far and social media and video calling apps will be popular to help connect families. Due to safety measures many activities are not possible, and retailers have come up with creative and exciting ways to make Father’s Day 2020 special. In th...
09 June 2020
Morrisons and Aldi have both announced that they will extend improved payment terms for small suppliers. Morrisons: Scheme to continue until at least September In March, Morrisons launched a scheme to make faster payments to small suppliers to help them cope with the challenges to their businesses from COVID-19. It also broadened the definition of small suppliers from those with up to £100,...
27 May 2020
This will be the grocer's first standalone non-food concept, as reported by Retail Week. Single store trial planned Morrisons has confirmed plans to open the new non-food site in Bolsover, Derbyshire. However, details such as the banner name, opening date, and concept design have yet to be revealed. Strengthening the non-food offer The store concept builds on the success of Morrisons'...
27 May 2020
The 12-week period to 17th May saw grocery sales rise 14.3%, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures from Kantar. We look at the results in more detail and performance from key retailers. Shoppers conducted fewer, larger shops The 12 weeks to 17th May included the pre-lockdown rush to the shops in March and eight weeks of stay-at-home advice....
14 May 2020
Ramadan this year will look very different for those celebrating the event around the world due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Retailers have introduced new and creative approaches to help those celebrating at home. In this article we look at what retailers globally are doing to promote the event. Carrefour UAE: Ramadan boxes for those in need Carrefour UAE partnered with the Emira...