Morrisons news

18 January 2022
Morrisons continues to increase its sustainability initiatives to reduce food waste. To help with this the retailer plans to eliminate the ‘use by’ date and switch to best before only on 90% of its own brand milk, from 31 January 2022. About the development Morrisons claims to be the first UK supermarket to only use best before dates on its milk. Packaging will continue to show ‘best before’ ...
05 January 2022
In the first read of Christmas trading, Kantar has recorded sales were down by 3.0% on the lockdown-elevated levels of 2020 for the 12 weeks to 26 December 2021. Despite this shopper spend remained 8.0% higher than in 2019. Robust December sales Over the month of December sales of £11.7bn were just 0.2% lower than 2020, suggesting increased festive celebrations at home due to the Omicron ou...
07 December 2021
The GB market declined 3.8% in the 12 weeks to 28 November against 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. This time last year there were tighter restrictions in Scotland and Wales and England was in its second lockdown. Grocery inflation highest level since June 2020 There are various factors currently impacting the market. Shoppers are returning to offices and o...
30 November 2021
Major UK convenience retailer McColl’s Retail Group has announced that its ongoing programme of converting stores into the Morrisons Daily format, franchised from national supermarket operator Morrisons, will be extended even further than hitherto planned. Having already set a target for 350 Morrisons Daily stores, McColl’s now intends to add a further 100 to that number, aiming to reach 450 stor...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
16 November 2021
Morrisons has announced plans to open its own recycling plant to process soft plastics as it steps up its drive on sustainability. The retailer says the move will make it the first supermarket to own its own recycling facilities. Focus on soft plastics The new facility, co-owned and being constructed by recycling plant specialists Yes Recycling in Fife, will help Morrisons deliver against i...
10 November 2021
Morrisons and Sainsburys have announced they will cut their net zero target by five years to 2035. Meanwhile, Co-op has rebranded six stores to reflect the importance of climate change and the purpose of the COP26 event and, finally, Tesco is planning to halve the environmental impact of the average UK basket size. Morrisons sets new goal for its net zero target… Morrisons is planning to be n...
09 November 2021
CEO David Potts has emphasised continuity and preserving Morrisons strengths in retailing and food manufacturing following its £7bn takeover by private equity giant CD&R. CD&R will be “good custodians” In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, Potts said that CD&R were fully committed to Morrisons and that the business had a strong franchise for consumers and an important job to do for Brita...
20 October 2021
Morrisons has confirmed that its shareholders have voted to approve the acquisition of the business by US-based private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Over 78% of shareholders voted in favour of the deal which values the UK’s fourth largest retailer at £9.8bn, including more than £3bn of debt. The deal was recommended to shareholders after the CD&R bid narrowly prevailed over a rival bi...
13 October 2021
UK convenience retailer McColl’s has announced the conversion of its 100 th store to the Morrisons Daily franchise format, as it aims to extend the roll-out to 350 stores by the end of the next financial year in November 2022. Having converted 69 stores so far in 2021, averaging around two stores a-week, McColl’s has successfully converted as many as six in a seven-day period. It will now nee...