WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW.L)
* Pays another special dividend (Adds detail, CEO, analyst comment, shares)
LONDON, March 13 Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 supermarket group, reported a 9 percent rise in full-year profit on Wednesday, partly driven by growth in wholesale revenue, and said it would pay another special dividend.
LONDON, March 5 British consumers reined in their spending in February ahead of Brexit and shoppers focused on buying food, including for stock-piling, rather than non-essential items, data released on Tuesday showed.
LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Walmart may be the smallest loser in the UK supermarket shakeout. British competition watchdogs released a damning view on the 7.3 billion pound tie-up of J Sainsbury and Asda, owned by the U.S. giant. The verdict leaves both groups struggling to fend off discounters Aldi or Lidl. At least Asda has its parent’s global clout.
(Adds table) LONDON, Feb 5 Britain's "big four" supermarkets continued to lose market share to German discounters Aldi and Lidl in the 12 weeks to Jan. 27, market research firm Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday. Market leader Tesco, Asda, and Morrisons all lost 20 basis points of share, Kantar said, while number two Sainsbury's, which is set to merge with Walmart-owned Asda, lost 40 points. Sales at the major chains trailed inflation in the period, rising by 1 percent a
LONDON British consumers picked up the pace of their shopping in January which rose by the most in seven months, giving a bit of relief to retailers after their worst Christmas in a decade, a survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON British retailers suffered their worst Christmas since the depths of the financial crisis a decade ago as cautious customers forced high street stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams to slash prices to shift stock. | Video
* Tesco outperformed rivals, Halfords hammered (Adds details, reaction)
LONDON Tesco , Britain's biggest retailer, defied the industry gloom on Thursday, saying improvements in its own-brand ranges helped deliver its best Christmas in nearly a decade.
* Says better own-brand offer helped drive sales (Adds CEO comments, shares)