WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW.L)
20 Apr 2018
LONDON, April 4 British market leader Tesco and No. 4 Morrisons continued to outperform rival "big four" supermarkets in the 12 weeks to March 25, as both recorded sales growth of 2.4 percent, industry data compiled by Kantar Worldpanel showed on Wednesday.
PARIS French supermarkets Casino and Auchan have begun talks on a forming a partnership regarding the purchasing of food and non-food items, as competition intensifies within the domestic sector.
* Competition intensifying in French sector (Adds detail, background)
PARIS U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon has made further inroads into food retail in France as Casino's upmarket Monoprix chain became the first local retailer to agree to sell groceries via Amazon. | Video
LONDON, March 25 German-owned discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are ploughing ahead with a rapid expansion in Britain and are on course to grab more market share from the traditional big four players.
LONDON British supermarket group Morrisons said on Wednesday it would boost its campaign to recruit more local suppliers, seeking to further differentiate itself in a brutally competitive grocery market.
* On track to hit financial targets (Recasts with CEO comments at briefing, updates shares)
* CEO SAYS SPECIAL DIVIDEND "AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL" OF COMPANY'S PROGRESS
LONDON, March 14 Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer beat forecasts with an 11 percent rise in full-year profit, benefiting from an improved performance from stores as well as a push into wholesale and online markets, and said it would pay a special dividend.
(Adds detail, table, shares) LONDON, March 6 Market leader Tesco and No. 4 Morrisons were jointly the fastest growing of Britain's big four supermarkets over the last three months, while No. 2 Sainsbury's was the laggard, industry data showed on Tuesday. Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel also said grocery inflation was 2.9 percent in the 12 weeks to Feb. 28, down from 3.6 percent in its last report. Prices are rising fastest in markets such as butter, fresh fish and fr