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Morrisons returns to selling wine by country of origin

30 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Morrisons is returning to merchandising wine by country of origin – ditching the experimental approaches to the category brought in under former CEO Dalton Philips.

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Morrisons bringing back Summer Bonus for shoppers

28 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Shoppers must spend £40 or more in-store each week for four out of five weeks

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Sainsbury's is second largest grocery retailer again as Co-op achieves growth

28 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Overall sales and shopper numbers also up, with prices now down 1.6%


Gary Mills made Morrisons group retail director Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has appointed former Tesco Northern Ireland boss Gary Mills as group retail director

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Former employee's data theft trial costs Morrisons £2m Subscription

21 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Morrisons has incurred costs of almost £2m as a result of the court case in which former employee Andrew Skelton stole personal data of nearly 100,000 employees.

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Procter & Gamble UK boss Irwin Lee to become Morrisons non-executive director

09 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons has appointed Procter & Gamble UK boss Irwin Lee as a non-executive director to help turn around the company’s fortunes.


Morrisons and discounters grow in latest market share figures

30 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

Aldi and Lidl reach new highs as David Potts looks to be righting the ship

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Morrisons rejects price cuts health criticism

23 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Of the 200 products which formed the latest round of Morrisons’ price cuts at the beginning of June, frozen peas were the only fruit or vegetable

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Morrisons Magazine pulled, Tesco launches new staff mag in shake-up Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Morrisons has pulled the plug on its customer magazine with immediate effect


Morrisons axes property projects leaving developers high and dry Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

The retailer is undergoing a cull of its property team orchestrated by new chief executive David Potts


Morrisons price cuts deliver lowest total among the big four Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is over 5% cheaper than some of its big four rivals on the 200 plus lines selected in its latest price cuts…


Morrisons unveils first Potts price cuts

08 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons said today that it has now made 1,665 cuts of an average of 16% since the beginning of last year

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Sir Ken urges patience with new Morrisons bosses Subscription

05 Jun 2015

Morrison, who launched a tirade against former CEO Dalton Philips at last year’s meeting, said he was assured by the stated aim of chairman Andrew Higginson

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Morrisons just stays in FTSE 100 following share price surge Subscription

05 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

A mid-week share price surge was triggered by signs its trading performance is finally improving

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City snapshop: Morrisons survives FTSE 100 chop Subscription

04 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons has avoided an embarrassing ejection from the FTSE 100 after two days of strong share price rises was enough to keep it in the prestigious…


Morrisons registers first sales growth since Christmas 2013

02 Jun 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Morrisons was the only one of the big four retailers to see an increase in sales for the 12 weeks to 24 May 2015, according to the latest…

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Morrisons gets Irish cocktail RTDs Subscription

01 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Paint The Town Red – which was founded in 2013 by former Tesco Ireland BWS buyer Andrew Tidey and his brother Alistair – is launching two 4.5% abv RTDs into Morrisons


Morrisons snaps up former Waitrose meat buyer

01 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Tom Richardson will step into the newly created category director role in the summer, taking on responsibility for sourcing and new product development


Morrisons cuts campylobacter levels after switching supply Subscription

29 May 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Morrisons say efforts have focused on improving current practices rather than bringing in new technological interventions such as steam treatment

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"Come back", urges new Morrisons ad

20 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons insisted the song referred to the return of staffed express checkouts for shoppers with 10 items or fewer

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Morrisons gets new 'street food-inspired' range

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Bangkok Street Noodles with Chicken come in two variants – red Thai sauce topped with sliced red chilli, and green Thai sauce with sliced red chilli

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Morrisons increases French wine range

13 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Among wines being introduced to the range over May and June are two from Paul Mas and three from Gerard Bertrand


Morrisons is most 'at-risk' from discounters, study claims

11 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

A report by the Local Data Company found that nearly half (49%) of Morrisons’ stores were situated in town’s with an above average number of discounters

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Morrisons share shorting points to City jitters over recovery Subscription

11 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Figures from financial information specialist Markit show the proportion of Morrisons stock out on loan reached 13.7% on 29 April, up from 12.4% at the beginning of the month

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Media bites 8 May: Morrisons, SABMiller, Ocado Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The new chief executive of Wm Morrison has pledged to listen to the supermarket chain’s customers and staff

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Morrisons Denton wins G33 battle with 'a whopper' of a store Subscription

02 Jul 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Morrisons Denton achieved one of the highest scores of the year.

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Morrisons Livingston wins G33 service battle with score of 95 Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Shop floor service was excellent this week, with only Waitrose Beaconsfield dropping a point…

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Attack on 'unhealthy' Morrisons is unjustified and completely misses the point Subscription

23 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Children’s Food Campaign complaint against Morrisons is a perfect example of a complaint for the sake of complaining

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Asda is top of G33 pricing fight despite cuts at Morrisons Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

 Asda picks up the prize for cheapest basket in the first week of the Grocer 33 year

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The sun and Sir Ken both shine on Morrisons at AGM Subscription

04 Jun 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The sun and Sir Ken were both shining on Messrs Higginson and Potts at Morrisons HQ today at the supermarket’s AGM.


Morrisons enjoys a moment in the sun Subscription

02 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

They say one swallow does not a summer make. Apparently it was Aristotle who said it (thanks Wikipedia), but the point remains the same…

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Morrisons: Signs of recovery or “dead cat” bounce? Subscription

02 Jun 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

At some point Wall Street traders coined a term for a plummeting stock that experiences a temporary recovery – the “dead cat bounce”.

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Morrisons Aylesbury staff set store apart in G33 mystery shop Subscription

28 May 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Staff at the Aylesbury store delivered full marks for customer service this week, pipping Asda Poole to the post

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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


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


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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