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Morrisons averts strike at Northwich distribution centre Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has averted a potentially disruptive strike planned by drivers at a distribution centre in the North West…

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Sunkissed launches TOWIE Lucy Mecklenburgh gift sets Subscription

23 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bronzing brand Sun­kissed has worked with its TOWIE brand ambassador Lucy Mecklenburgh to develop a gift range…

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Morrisons dump bins return as 'pick-up' bins Subscription

20 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Just three months after Morrisons launched a cull of dump bins, some similar-looking promotional furniture has reappeared…

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Morrisons expands Bridgwater depot as it eyes 100 M locals in South West

18 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Morrisons is expanding its Bridgwater distribution centre so that it can open more convenience stores in the South West of England.

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Morrisons sells Kiddicare for £2m to Endless

14 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons has sold its underperforming baby goods brand Kiddicare for just 3% of its purchase price.

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Morrisons Market Street 'not threatened by pre-pack meat' Subscription

12 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has insisted it remains firmly behind Market Street despite moves to increase the amount of pre-packed meat…

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Morrisons names new brand and communications director

11 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has appointed Mike Hoban as its new brand and communications director.

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Morrisons replaces HOT scheme with ‘five-star’ rating system

10 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has replaced its famous HOT service initiative with a new five star rating system covering overall store performance.

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Morrisons ditches trolley locks from stores nationwide

09 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

As part of its latest initiative to make shopping easier for its customers, Morrisons is removing over 150,000 trolley locks at its stores across the country.

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Morrisons to kick off online grocery deliveries in London

08 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons will begin delivering groceries in London tomorrow after completing a trial in Ruislip.

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Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco profit projections widen

05 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The supermarket price war has left equity analysts increasingly divided about the prospects of the three listed supermarke…

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Morrisons launches mobile app for beef farmers

04 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has launched a mobile app for beef producers to help simplify the livestock management process.

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Morrisons rolls out 'more modern' café concept

04 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has launched a new concept for its in-store cafés this week…

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Tesco and Morrisons lose share again in latest Kantar figures

01 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Tesco and Morrisons saw both sales and market share fall in the 12 weeks to 22 June, according to the latest supermarket share data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Morrisons to issue £300m in corporate bonds

30 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, Alec Mattinson

Morrisons announced after markets closed on Friday that it had successfully launched £300m in corporate bonds.


Morrisons admits own label is up to 20% more than Aldi and Lidl Subscription

28 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Morrisons has acknowledged it is 15% to 20% more expensive than Aldi and Lidl across own label…

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Morrisons brings online delivery service to North London

25 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Morrisons has extended its online groceries service to North London.

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Morrisons cuts prices on 135 more products

23 Jun 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Morrisons has kicked off a second round of price cuts, less than two months after lowering prices on 1,200 lines.

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Richard Gray takes on retail improvement duties for Morrisons

22 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons retail improvement director Richard Manners left the business this week, The Grocer has learned…

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Morrisons fresh produce managers get refresher training

22 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Morrisons has held motivational away days for more than 500 fresh produce managers…

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Morrisons job cuts ‘disappointing’, says Sir Ken

18 Jun 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Former Morrisons chairman Sir Ken Morrison has labelled job cuts at the retailer “disappointing”.

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Morrisons to cut 2,600 jobs in management restructuring

17 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is to make 2,600 staff redundant in a store management restructure.

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Asda scoops multiple retailer of the year at FPC Fresh Awards Subscription

15 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Asda’s fresh fruit & veg offering has earned it the accolade of multiple retailer of the year at the Fresh Awards…


Greenpeace to also scrutinise Aldi and Lidl in canned tuna survey Subscription

13 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Discounters are set to face greater scrutiny over how they source tinned tuna as Greenpeace expands its tuna survey…

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Morrisons communications director Richard Taylor joins Tony Blair Associates

10 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons director of corporate affairs Richard Taylor has quit to join Tony Blair Associates.

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Morrisons presents traditional classics for Christmas: Pictures Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has ditched some of the more outlandish, left-field lines in favour of a more focussed offer, based around traditional classics at affordable prices.


Sir Ken Morrison's backbiting will only damage morale further

21 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

This was yet another week to forget for Morrisons, announcing it is axing 2,600 jobs…


Deals deepen as mults fight for share of World Cup spend Subscription

20 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The latest figures from promotions specialists Assosia show the major multiples are competing hard across the board for that all-important World Cup spend.

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Coining it in

20 Jun 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

What’s behind Morrisons’ ban on the use of the £2 coin at some self-service tills?

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Dark day at Morrisons

18 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is not alone in making in-store redundancies - and its plans have been a long time in the making.

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Investors draw new lines on executive pay

09 Jun 2014 | Updated: 03 Jul 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

It may not quite have reached the level of vitriol attached to bankers’ bonuses, but investor anger has been steadily intensifying on the pay of those in charge of the UK’s largest retailers.

Morrisons van fleet MD Simon Thompson on first Online Grocer 33 win Subscription

06 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty MD Simon Thompson on winning our quarterly Online Grocer 33 and progress to date with the new website…

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Morrisons impresses online in second appearance

06 Jun 2014 | By Emma Page

Its first outing in our quarterly online 33, earlier this year, was a bit of a disaster: Morrisons came last. This time round it’s come top

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06 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

I’m thrilled it was such a great shopping experience as we had a really tricky start to the day…

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Morrisons must usher in pricing transparency quickly

10 May 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

It is incredible that Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips still looks the man most under the cosh in grocery…

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Morrisons' price message isn't original - but it is clear Subscription

09 May 2014 | By Mark Dishman

When it’s not defacing public works of art, Morrisons can be found extolling its price-focused message on TV…

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Bank holiday balls-ups from The Co-op and Morrisons Subscription

09 May 2014

Did you enjoy your bank holiday weekend? You probably had a better one than The Co-op and Morrisons…

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