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Morrisons to ditch unpopular Intelligent Queue Management System

23 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The move to stop using it comes as a result of discussions new CEO David Potts and the Morrisons’ retail team have had with staff and customers

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David Potts makes £1m show of faith in Morrisons Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

New Morrisons CEO David Potts has made a public show of faith in the embattled supermarket by buying more than £1m of its shares during his first week in the top job.

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Potts tells Morrisons HQ staff to spend a week in stores every year

19 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

New Morrisons CEO David Potts has instructed the retailer’s 2,000 head office staff to help out in stores this Easter as he sets to work on improving the core supermarket estate.

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Ant & Dec's relationship with Morrisons ends

17 Mar 2015 | Updated: 17 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Morrisons and Ant & Dec are calling time on their multi-million pound advertising deal, two years after it was first signed

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David Potts tells Morrisons employees he will 'listen as hard as I possibly can' in new video

17 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The new CEO records a message for staff on his first day at work

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BBC News report on Morrisons Video

16 Mar 2015 | Updated: 17 Mar 2015

A segment on the Morrisons situation from BBC News, featuring The Grocer editor Adam Leyland

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Morrisons store estate value in £1.3bn writedown Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The cut in the value of its store estate is down to the reduced price that Morrisons could raise if it sold its property assets

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Media bites 13 March: Morrisons, Waitrose, BHS Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Not unexpectedly, Morrisons’ near £800m loss yesterday gets plenty of coverage with most of the focus on the £1.3bn property write-down and the closing of 23 convenience stores. 

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Morrisons to close 23 M Local stores as it posts £792m loss

12 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has posted a £792m loss for the year to 1 February on the back of a £1,273m property impairment.

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Morrisons results: What the analysts say

12 Mar 2015

Reactions to the Morrisons results are flooding in from analysts

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Ocado offers reassurances over 25-year Morrisons deal

10 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

CFO Duncan Tatton-Brown believes that the contract was the best deal done under Dalton Philips, and that Morrisons are “pretty happy” with it

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Morrisons cuts deal with Sambonet for loyalty offer

04 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

 Twenty stickers, equivalent to a spend of £200, entitles shoppers to choose from a selection of 11 items from the premium Sambonet kitchenware range

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Morrisons' former treasurer jailed for insider trading

03 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Paul Coyle gets twelve months for illegal dealings with Ocado shares

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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…

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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

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Morrisons slashes prices of staple goods by up to 56%

16 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Supermarket claims ”ongoing lower price cuts, not promotions”

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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.

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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

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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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Potts rings the changes in Morrisons turnaround Subscription

24 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Today was the most dramatic day so far in the Morrisons revolution

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Ant & Dec following Dalton out the Morrisons door shows shift in focus Subscription

17 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

With David Potts comes a renewed focus on product, not gimmick

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Morrisons-Dia link-up would 'cannibalise' sales says analyst Subscription

07 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Analysts have dismissed the potential for Morrisons to launch a Netto-type tie-up with Spanish discounter Dia

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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

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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…

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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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