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Media Bites 26 February: Morrisons, Dave Lewis, Mark Price Subscription

26 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

David Potts’ appointment as Morrisons’ new CEO dominates the business headlines.

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Morrisons appoints David Potts as its next chief executive

25 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Morrisons has appointed former Tesco director David Potts as its next chief executive. Chairman Andrew Higginson said he was the “best retailer” he had worked with in 25 years in the industry.

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Morrisons kicks off 18-month rollout of sales-based ordering Subscription

22 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons will begin its rollout of sales-based ordering on a category by category basis in the next few months…


Further own-label meal kits recalled in almond protein scandal

19 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Two more supermarket own-label ranges have been embroiled in the almond contamination scandal – with Sainsbury’s and Tesco each recalling a Mexican meal kit.

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Morrisons announces contactless payment refit for all stores

17 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Supermarket expects all 675 stores to be upgraded by the summer and for the enhancement to reduce queueing times


Morrisons slashes prices of staple goods by up to 56%

16 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Supermarket claims ”ongoing lower price cuts, not promotions”


JBPs 'read like prenups' says Meijer: 30% will be annulled Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons to slash number of joint business plans by 30% to free up buyer time…

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Trevor Strain takes on more responsibilities as departure of Dalton Philips is moved up

12 Feb 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Philips to depart on Monday as board continue search for full-time successor, Strain was formerly Morrisons CFO

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Graham’s The Family Dairy to supply Morrisons in Scotland

05 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Graham’s The Family Dairy has agreed a deal to supply its branded milk and butter to 500 Morrisons stores.


Mark Harrison becomes new Morrisons supply chain and projects director

05 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Harrison and Andrew Thornber both recieve new roles at supermarket

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IWC sticker on wine bottles increases sales by 15%, studies find

02 Feb 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Supermarkets already had stickers on POS materials, but applying them to bottles saw quick rise in sales


Morrisons store closures prompted by Asda & Tesco competition Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The current woes affecting the big four supermarkets are often put down to the rise of the discounters…

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City sceptical over supermarket share price rallies Subscription

22 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket share prices recovered in early 2015, but City investors remain unconvinced the pain of last year is over.

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Morrisons shares rise as Dalton Philips is axed Subscription

16 Jan 2015

Deposed Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips will probably conclude Tuesday was not one of his best days.

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David Potts bookies' favourite for Morrisons CEO job Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

In a week of upheaval at the HQs of the UK’s supermarkets, Morrisons CEO Dalton Philips was the most high-profile…

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Morrisons to sponsor Great Run series of events for next four years

09 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Supermarket sees tie-up as extension of commitment to health

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Independent supermarket drops petrol prices below Asda

06 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Jempson’s takes the lead as petrol prices plummet towards £1.

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Aldi joins chorus of Match & More complaints to ASA

05 Dec 2014 | By James Halliwell

Aldi has lodged a complaint against Morrisons’ Match & More price matching scheme with the ASA…

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Morrisons to promote Christmas range with wrapping paper giveaway

04 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons Brussel Sprouts Morrisons is giving away ‘Brussels sprouts design’ wrapping paper in select publications next week.


Morrisons staff unhappy about availability champions scheme Subscription

29 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has insisted the rollout of its availability champions in the run-up to Christmas…


Morrisons pilots its first standalone halal meat counter Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Morrisons is to pilot its first standalone halal meat counter…

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Morrisons takes on Waitrose in leafy Surrey Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons’ latest foray into Surrey’s leafy suburbs commenced with a “quiet launch”

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Morrisons partners up with Royal Agricultural University

15 Nov 2014 | By Kevin Evans

Morrisons has agreed a long-term educational and research-based partnership…


Morrisons worker charged with fraud

11 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Police have charged a Morrisons employee with fraud after a probe into the theft of payroll data relating to thousands of members of staff from the Bradford-based supermarket firm, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

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Aldi follows Lidl in poking fun at Morrisons' Match & More

07 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi has taken a leaf out of Lidl’s book by running newspaper adverts poking fun at Morrisons Match & More…

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Morrisons hoping a different approach will work this time Subscription

25 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Retail management is no different from football management - after a tough time, the team wants a different personality

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Tesco and Morrisons shares seesaw in face of fragile recovery Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Shares in Tesco and Morrisons shot up this week after data showed the beleaguered supermarkets enjoying significantly impr…

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Misty veg will be missed - but not by core Morrisons shoppers Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Adam Leyland

I’ve gone all misty eyed. I liked the misting tables at Morrisons. I’ll miss them when they’re gone…

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The Morrisons store of the future is a thing of the past Subscription

11 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Dalton Philips and his concepts are departing at similar junctures, but he can’t be the only one to blame

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Morrisons on mums’ side

06 Feb 2015

Morrisons’ decision to redesign its checkouts

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Salary-linked pension schemes are too expensive for retailers in 2015 Subscription

06 Feb 2015

Under fire from new challengers like Aldi and Lidl, such gold plated pensions are simply too expensive to offer for retailers to offer in the current market. 

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New Morrisons concept in Milton Keynes aims to cater to local audience Subscription

03 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Second “lab store” has a lot of new Morrisons concepts inside


Only 1p separates Asda from Morrisons in Grocer 33

30 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Prices have been slashed across thousands of products this month at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose…


Bernstein: “In current shape, the UK does not need Morrisons” Subscription

28 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons’ investors may be breathing a sigh of relief after the supermarket’s near 10% share price recovery so far this year, but Bernstein analyst Bruno Monteyne poured the coldest of waters on the retailer’s recovery today.

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Just how bad was Morrisons' Christmas trading? Subscription

13 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons’ Christmas numbers were slightly better than expectations, so why did the axe fall on Dalton Philips?

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Morrisons takes on Waitrose in leafy Surrey Subscription

26 Nov 2014 | Updated: 27 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons’ latest foray into Surrey’s leafy suburbs commenced with a “quiet launch”, as the supermarket “wants to be a good neighbour” in..

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Could the big four become the big three? Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Goldman Sachs’ contention that the supermarkets needed to cut 20% of retail space created plenty of headlines this week, but the bank’s suggestion that the industry could be ripe for consolidation went almost unnoticed.

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