Morrisons news

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...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
08 February 2022
Ocado Retail sales were up 4.6% in 2021 (52 weeks to 28 th  November) but the Group made a loss before tax of (£176.9)m. Ocado Retail: capacity increases offset a normalising basket Ocado Retail revenue increased by 4.6% to £2.3bn. An increase in customer numbers (up 22.4% to 832,000) and orders (up 11.9% to 357,000) offset a declining, normalising basket size of (5.8)% to £129. Although or...
27 January 2022
Morrisons £7bn acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (CD&R) is to be investigated by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. The regulator has given notice it will conduct a so-called Phase 1 inquiry to assess whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant a full ‘Phase 2’ investigation into the potential of the acquisition to seriously lessen competition in the fuel market. It will a...
27 January 2022
In the live broadcast of Ocado Re:Imagined, Ocado unveiled seven new innovations that will underpin its Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). “Game-changing” technology Ocado needs to improve its product to retain and attract new partners. New deals will enable Ocado to increase investment and improve the proposition, creating a virtuous cycle. Since its launch, Ocado has 10 sites live across the glo...
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...
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...