Morrisons news

16 May 2022
The government has announced revised dates for some HFSS restrictions. What has changed? There have been two major changes to the timelines of implementing HFSS policies: Restrictions on volume price promotions e.g., BOGOF have been postponed by one year, until October 2023 The restrictions banning HFSS adverts on TV before 9 pm and paid-for adverts online will also be paused f...
09 May 2022
Supermarket retailer Morrisons has agreed a deal with administrators to acquire McColl’s Retail Group following a failed attempt to prevent the convenience chain collapsing last week.  Having tabled an improved offer over the weekend Morrisons will now acquire McColl's as a going concern including all 1,165 McColl's stores.  Morrisons has become increasingly involved with the McColl’s business in...
26 April 2022
The latest release from the insight business Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 17 April 2022 grocery retail spend in Great Britain fell by 0.6% versus 2020. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that this comparative has been negative, showing once again the impact the first lockdown had on boosting the sector. Com...
26 April 2022
Morrisons and Asda have reacted to the rising cost of living by implementing price cuts on a range of key lines to shore up the loyalty of price sensitive shoppers. Food price inflation hits shopper confidence Rising prices are a huge concern for many shoppers, eroding household disposable income with the impact being most acutely by the least well-off households. All items inflation as mea...
06 April 2022
Morrisons has highlighted the downturn in the geopolitical environment and increasing inflationary pressures as key factors that it expects to adversely impact its own performance, as well as the wider grocery market. The comments came as the retailer issued its first update on trading since its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in October. Commenting on the outlook Morrisons said: “we b...
29 March 2022
The GB market declined by 6.3% in the 12 weeks to March 20th against 2021’s elevated performance, according to the latest data from Kantar. This result is being driven by the eating out sector reclaiming some spend from retail and food-to-go sales also picking up as socialising and working patterns begin to normalise. Compared to March 2020 when the pandemic impact started, sales were ahead by ju...
24 March 2022
As Gopuff launches price matching for the UK’s largest convenience retailer and partners with Morrisons, Amazon rolls out Deliveroo Plus as a Prime benefit in Italy, I round up the latest developments within quick commerce. I also round up some of the latest activation I’ve seen from quick commerce pure plays Jiffy, Zapp and Gorillas, including a focus on events. Gopuff price matches Tesc...
14 March 2022
Morrisons has announced that its CFO Michael Gleeson is leaving the business after eight years at the Bradford-based grocer. Gleeson’s departure comes five months after Morrisons was acquired by US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice in a £7bn deal. A major contributor to Morrisons Commenting on Gleeson’s decision to step down, Morrisons CEO David Potts said “Michael has made a sig...
04 March 2022
A group of leading UK grocers has joined forces to launch a Refill Coalition to co-design and develop innovation refill solution The Refill Coalition brings together M&S, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose & Partners with supply chain solution specialists CHEP. The group was convened by Unpackaged, a pioneer in zero waste retail business models. The Coalition will explore how key food staples (e...
01 March 2022
Retailers are beginning to prepare for HFSS (high fat, salt, and sugar) regulations that are due to come into force this October, testing out new gondola ends, promotional mechanics and highlighting healthier products. We visited Sainsbury’s and Tesco to understand more about these trials, and other initiatives they are currently trying. We pick up five key learnings from these visits about fu...