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"Free from" ranges see 36% boost as inflation hits grocers

Tuesday 04 April 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Inflation has continued to push up prices in the grocery sector as sales of gluten free items skyrockets by over a half. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed that in the 12 weeks to March 26, supermarket sales increased by 1.4 per cent, despite inflation rising 2.3...


Morrisons and Just Eat announce new partnership

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Morrisons is set to become the first grocer in the UK to set up a takeaway food service inside its stores after partnering with food delivery firm Just Eat. The retailer plans to open a Bombay Bites Express concession at its Victoria Shopping Centre store in Bradford this week...


Morrisons "inundated" with entries as search for local producers kicks off

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Over 500 independent food producers have signed up to Morrisons’ search for local and British food two weeks after it opened. A number of these would-be suppliers showcased their products to Morrisons’ buyers, customers and store colleagues at the first selection event in York...


Three of the Big 4 poised for petrol price war

Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Three of the UK’s largest grocers have all slashed their fuel prices in a move predicted to spark a new price war. Following today’s news that the grocery price war might be starting to ease off, another price war is looming between Tesco, Asda and Morrisons as they each drop ...


Retail Gazette Loves: Morrisons’ superhero collectibles

Friday 10 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Morrisons has launched a set of collectable superhero characters based on real-life supermarket jobs. Each of the four characters have their own unique superpower, celebrating their role within the country’s fourth largest supermarket. The collection, which launched earlier th...


Morrisons back on track with first profit growth in 5 years

Thursday 09 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Morrisons continues its return to former glories with growth rising steeply in the last financial year, despite increasing pressure from its grocery rivals. In the 12 months to January 31 its profits were boosted almost 50 per cent, revenues also rose by 1.2 per cent to £16.3 ...


Supermarket sales skyrocket amid inflation & retail sales decline

Tuesday 07 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Supermarket sales grew at the fastest rate since 2014, despite inflation rates doubling and overall retail sales declining. Kantar Worldpanel’s grocery market share figures have shown that in the 12 weeks to February 26, supermarket sales grew by 2.3 per cent year-on-year. Lik...


Morrisons to show 54% profit boost in next week's update

Friday 03 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Morrisons is expected to reveal a huge boost in profits in a market update next week as store overhauls and price cuts pay off. Analysts have predicted the grocer will post a massive 54 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for 2016, rising from £217 million to £335 million. A like...


Sainsbury's crowned world's top sustainable seafood retailer

Wednesday 01 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sainsbury’s has been crowned the world’s leading supermarket for selling sustainable seafood by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The grocer was found to have the most sustainable products of any supermarket in the world, according to the MSC’s annual supermarket league ta...


Morrisons branches out to womenswear

Monday 27 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Big 4 retailer Morrisons has branched out to womenswear for the first time, showcasing its debut range through its own-label clothing brand Nutmeg from today. The range features denim, outerwear, activewear and occasionwear is available in 50 Morrisons stores across the UK. Mo...