Morrisons to increase its hourly pay rate for store staff to £8.20

Morrisons is intending to increase its hourly pay rate for store staff to £8.20 an hour from a previous minimum of £6.83. Bradford, England, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 90,000 staff will benefit – across all age brackets. Morrisons will make an extra investment of more than £40m in the improved hourly pay […]

Morrisons own-brand wines won more silverware at International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

Bradford, England, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons own-brand wines have won more silverware at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), who today published the results for South Africa. Morrisons scooped a further 9 medals adding to their haul of 32 medals already secured in previous tranches of the competition. Tesco was second […]

Morrisons will remove sweets from its main-bank checkouts by February 2016

Bradford, England, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is today announcing that it will remove sweets from its main-bank checkouts by February 2016 after listening to customers. The supermarket will replace the confectionery with a range of alternative snacks, including fruit, nuts and bottled water. Morrisons already offers alternatives to sweets at one in five […]

Morrisons to sell 140 M local convenience stores for £25m retail entrepreneur Mike Greene and Greybull Capital LLP

Bradford, England, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has agreed to sell 140 M local convenience stores for a consideration of c. £25m in cash, to a team led by retail entrepreneur Mike Greene and backed by Greybull Capital LLP. Morrisons will retain five M local stores, which are either on forecourts or will be […]

Morrisons extended its range of measures to support farmers supplying the cheese industry

Bradford, England, 2015-9-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons previously announced a number of steps to directly help dairy farmers including: Creating a new brand of milk, Morrisons Milk for Farmers, where 10 pence per litre goes back to Arla farmers. Creating a Milk for Farmers cheddar cheese priced at a retail premium of 34 pence-a-pack […]

Morrisons to launch new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre goes directly to dairy farmers

Bradford, England, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is to launch a new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre of the retail price will go directly to dairy farmers. The new brand “Morrisons Milk for Farmers” will go into all stores in the autumn and is aimed at shoppers who want to directly support dairy farmers. It […]

Morrisons announces the appointment of Clare Grainger as Group HR Director

Bradford, England, 2015-8-6— /EPR Retail News/ — Clare has nearly 25 years of experience in HR and management, mostly in the retail sector with Morrisons and before that Asda. Most recently she has been Morrisons’ interim Group Retail Director and has been leading the stores business through a number of measures to improve the customer shopping […]

Morrisons crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards

Bradford, England, 2015-8-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has been crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards (IWC), beating off stiff competition from Waitrose and M&S (winners in 2013 and 2014). The IWC merchant awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of wine retail and are amongst the most prestigious in the wine world. […]

Morrisons continues to reset its prices downwards

Bradford, England, 2015-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week Morrisons will cut the prices of another 200 everyday items – such as bread, milk and butter – by up to a third as the supermarket continues to reset its prices downwards. These are the first price cuts instructed by David Potts, Chief Executive of Morrisons. […]

Morrisons: significant drop in the number of the whole chickens showing high levels of campylobacter

Bradford, England, 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has announced a significant drop in the number of its whole chickens showing high levels of campylobacter. Testing results since the start of 2015 (Jan – April) show a level of just 2.3 per cent compared to 11.3 per cent during the same period last year. The […]

Morrisons brings back staffed express checkouts to its supermarkets to offer customers a quick and personal service

Morrisons is bringing back staffed express checkouts to its supermarkets this week to offer customers a quick and personal service, and more choice at checkouts. Bradford, England, 2015-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The express lanes will serve customers who wish to buy ten items or less. They will mean customers with a small shop who want […]

Morrisons predicts 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%

Morrisons vegetable buyers have predicted Britain could have the best crop of outdoor grown asparagus for nearly a decade. Bradford, England, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intelligence on growing conditions from our farmers combined with a predicted three month heat wave would mean 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%. Morrisons Asparagus Buyer […]

Morrisons to recruit 5,000 shop floor staff to further improve service, increase availability, and open more checkouts

Consultation begins to simplify Head Office Bradford, England, 2015-4-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is reshaping the way that its business is staffed, investing in new store jobs to deliver better customer service, while also proposing a reduction in Head Office jobs. In its supermarkets, Morrisons has begun recruiting 5,000 shop floor staff to further […]

Morrisons predicts 64 per cent increase in sales of burgers, sausages, marinated chicken and kebabs this week as the nation fires up its BBQs

Bradford, England, 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is predicting sales of burgers, sausages, marinated chicken and kebabs to rise by 64 per cent this week as the nation fires up its BBQs. The grocer is predicting it will make and sell 1.7 million fresh British beef burgers, 2.6million sausages – equivalent to 250 tonnes […]

Casper Meijer steps down as Group Trading Director at Morrisons

Casper Meijer is to step down as Group Trading Director at Morrisons with immediate effect. Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Casper’s family remain in The Netherlands and he has decided not to commit to living a fuller part of his life in Britain. The external search for his successor will commence immediately. Casper […]

Morrisons: sales of garden refuse sacks increased by 250% last week

Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons saw sales of garden refuse sacks increase 250% last week, as many British homes mowed their lawn for the first time this year according to in-house traders. Simon Williams, Buying Manager at Morrisons said: “April’s usually well known for its showers, but the school holidays and this […]

Morrisons announces changes to reshape its Management Board

Morrisons today (24th March 2015) announces a number of changes to reshape its Management Board. Bradford, England, 2015-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Group Customer Marketing & Digital Director Nick Collard, Group Retail Director Martyn Fletcher, Group Property and Strategy Director Gordon Mowat, Group Logistics Director Neal Austin and Convenience Managing Director Nigel Robertson will step […]

Morrisons to stop infrared sensors Intelligent Queue Management systems that determine how many customers are flowing through the store

Morrisons is to stop using the Intelligent Queue Management (iQM) system in stores from today (Monday 23rd March 2015). Bradford, England, 2015-3-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The system was used to determine how many checkouts to keep open at Morrisons supermarkets using infrared sensors that determine how many customers are flowing through the store. Now […]

Free guide on feeding dairy cows now available to all dairy farmers to download via the Morrisons Farming website

Bradford, England, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — A free guide on feeding dairy cows, which has already been posted out to Arla farmers, is now available to all dairy farmers to download via the Morrisons Farming website. Written by the leading experts in their fields and edited by dairy farmers, the guide has been produced […]

Morrisons cuts the regular price of more than 130 shopping basket staples by 22%

Bradford, England, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has announced that from today it is cutting the regular price of more than 130 shopping basket staples by an average of 22 per cent. These are items that most customers put in their baskets most regularly. The price of essentials such as bread, milk, butter, […]

Morrisons ranks in the top ten largest foodservice business by turnover and seventh largest in the UK by outlet

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 26 January 2015 Morrisons will open its 400th UK cafe in Milton Keynes, ranking it within the top ten largest foodservice operators in the country. Morrisons 400 cafe outlets now serve 800,000 customers 35 million meals each year, turning over £225m. This will rank Morrisons […]

Morrisons signs new three-year contract for liquid milk with Arla Foods and Dairy Crest

Bradford, England, 2015-1-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons already has an existing relationship with the farmer-owned cooperative, Arla Foods, for liquid milk but the new agreement guarantees increased volumes. Arla has just opened what is understood to be the most efficient milk processing plant in the world in Aylesbury, where the retailer’s fresh milk […]

Morrisons doubles its fish processing capability and creates new jobs in its fish manufacturing site in Grimsby

Bradford, England, 2015-1-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Less than three years after Morrisons opened its first fish manufacturing site in Grimsby the retailer is acquiring a nearby site, doubling its fish processing capability and creating new jobs. Morrisons has agreed a deal to take over the former Kerry Foods site, which has been empty […]

Morrisons to become the new title sponsor of the UK’s biggest mass participation running series – Great Run

Morrisons has today announced that it is to become the new title sponsor of the UK’s biggest mass participation running series – Great Run– which includes one of the world’s most iconic road running events, the Great North Run. Bradford, England, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The sponsorship will initially run for four years and […]

Morrisons colleagues honoured at the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors Awards

Bradford, England, 2014-9-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Two Morrisons colleagues were celebrated at the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors Awards yesterday evening, as part of a prestigious ceremony in the Waldorf Hilton. Morrisons was the only business to be recognised with two separate awards: Area Manager Lucy Denton achieved the accolade of ‘Retail Ambassador of […]