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Argos and Homebase sales down, Morrisons sales higher

Argos and Homebase sales down, Morrisons sales higher

There is a mixed bag of retail sales figures today after Home Retail Group announced a drop in sales at both its Argos and Homebase chains. The figures are further evidence of a cutback in consumer spending after electrical goods group, Dixons Retail, yesterday posted a fall in sales. At Argos, like-for-like sales in the [...]

September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Tesco blames big freeze for poor Christmas sales

Tesco blames big freeze for poor Christmas sales

Supermarket giant Tesco today announced like-for-like sales, excluding petrol, grew by just 0.6% in the six week period to 8 January compared with a year earlier. The figures were worse than expected for the Christmas period and the company blamed the heavy snowfall which gripped most of the country during the build up to the [...]

January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons reports rise in Christmas sales

Morrisons reports rise in Christmas sales

Wm Morrison Supermarkets has today reported a rise in Christmas and New Year sales, despite the bad weather which gripped most of the country during December. The grocer, which is Britain’s fourth largest, said like-for-like sales grew 1% in the six-week period over Christmas and New Year compared with the same period a year ago. [...]

January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Morrison Q3 sales up 1.3%

Morrison Q3 sales up 1.3%

Supermarket giant, Morrisons has reported a modest increase in third quarter sales. The grocer, which is Britain’s fourth largest, said like-for-like sales grew 1.3% in the 13 weeks to 31 October - representing a rise of 1% from the second quarter. Meanwhile, total sales in the third quarter were up by 2.8% and 4.7% higher [...]

November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons reports slower growth in Q1

Morrisons reports slower growth in Q1

Supermarket giant Morrisons has today reported same store sales rose by 0.8% in the 13 weeks to 2 May, much lower than the 6% growth reported in the year to January 31. Despite the slower sales growth, the Bradford-based retailer said it is outperforming its competitors and industry data shows it remains the fastest-growing of [...]

May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons outperforms rivals with strong Christmas trading

Morrisons outperforms rivals with strong Christmas trading

Supermarket giant Morrisons has beat its rivals by announcing strong Christmas trading results. The Bradford-based retailer said like-for-like sales in the six weeks to January 3 rose by 6.5%. Meanwhile, total sales grew 11.2% as the supermarket attracted a record number of customers and the strong festive performance resulted in Morrisons increasing its market share [...]

January 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons sales up as customer numbers grow

Morrisons sales up as customer numbers grow

Supermarket giant Morrisons has announced that a record number of customers visited its stores in the three months to November. The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket said 10.8 million customers visited its stores during the period and the group said its sales “continued to grow well ahead of the market”. The group announced that like-for-like sales, excluding [...]

November 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Dairy Crest latest firm to close final salary pension scheme

Dairy Crest latest firm to close final salary pension scheme

Dairy Crest has become the latest company to announce it will close its final salary pension scheme to existing members, having closed the scheme to new employees in 2006. The group, which is one of the UK’s largest milk firms and makes brands such as Country Life and Clover butter, Davidstow cheese and Frijj flavoured [...]

September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons market share rises, profits up

Morrisons market share rises, profits up

Supermarket giant, Morrisons, has announced a 22% rise underlying pre-tax profits to £359 million in the six months to August 2, up from £259 million last year. The UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain said it is benefiting during the economic downturn as new customers are attracted by its prices. According to the chain, it has [...]

September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Morrisons continues to gain market share from rivals

Morrisons continues to gain market share from rivals

Supermarket giant Morrisons, which is the UK’s fourth largest, has announced better-than-expected sales figures. The group, which continues to gain market share from other supermarket giants such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s, said the first quarter of the year saw like-for-like sales grow 7.3%, as a result of heavy discounting. The group said it is attracting [...]

June 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More