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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


Morrisons results show Q1 decline

07 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Other headlines include a 50,000 sq ft reduction of selling space


City Snapshot: Morrisons sales fall 2.9% in first quarter Subscription

07 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Morrisons like-for-like sales fall of 2.9% beat expectations of a 3-3.5% drop, but its shares have opened down. Also Reckitt Benkiser prepares for AGM, the market reacts to Sainsbury’s full-year results and all the rest of the news from the City.

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Morrisons staff give mixed reaction to service-related bonuses Subscription

01 May 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

But many staff are concerned over the fairness of the scheme and how accurately customer service can be measured

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Morrisons brings back staffed express checkouts

29 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons said it was responding to customer feedback and cited figures from Kantar Worldpanel which gauge the average basket size in the UK at 11 items costing £15

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Morrisons to change staff bonuses based on customer service

24 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer announced this week it had relaunched its staff bonus scheme with the aim of rewarding colleagues for better customer service

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Morrisons to cut 720 head office jobs as it boosts shop floor numbers

16 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is to cut 720 head office jobs while ramping up the number of shop floor staff as it looks to drive sales through its core supermarket estate…

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Another Morrisons senior director departs as Casper Meijer moves out

13 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer said Dutchman Meijer had decided not to commit to living a fuller part of his life in Britain, as his family remain living in the Netherlands

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David Potts cleans up Morrisons' act (and stores)

09 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

New CEO David Potts has overseen a major spring clean of the store estate as he looks to drive sales

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Morrisons axes head office staff but adds more in stores Subscription

02 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

 They welcomed the arrival of reinforcements in the form of more part-time staff.

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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. 


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 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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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…

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