Morrisons news

09 January 2020
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
11 December 2019
In response to intense competition, where consumers are demanding more for less, several retailers have decided to streamline operations and reduce operating costs. One approach to support these objectives is to vertically integrate aspects of the supply chain. What’s vertical integration? Vertical integration is a strategic decision that sees a business take ownership of part, or the ent...
26 November 2019
Morrisons will become the first UK supermarket to use the Too Good To Go food waste app. How will it work? Reduced price boxes containing food that is past its best-before date will be available for customers to order through the Too Good To Go app and to collect from a Morrisons store.  The exact contents of the boxes will be revealed to customers upon pickup at store, but will contain uns...
04 November 2019
Retailers are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at four ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced plastic-f...
23 October 2019
Food and grocery delivery service Deliveroo has signed up more than 200 independent and symbol convenience stores and off licences in London, according to reports from The Grocer. On-demand grocery deliveries In an effort to expand its reach of on-demand grocery delivery, Deliveroo has signed up over 200 symbol and independent convenience stores across London. Partner retailers include Budgen...
13 September 2019
Morrisons is due to expand its Amazon Prime delivery service to additional cities later this year. 5 additional cities Morrisons and Amazon have further strengthened their delivery and distribution tie-up by agreeing a ‘multi-year partnership’, in place of what has been a partnership on a ‘rolling basis’. The super-fast, same-day delivery service ( Morrisons vis Amazon ), which see Morri...
21 May 2019
Morrisons to become the first supermarket to introduce plastic-free fruit and veg areas. 60 stores during 2019 The Bradford-based supermarket aims to roll out the plastic free aisles in 60 of its stores during the course of this year. Having said that, customers that desire to purchase packaged fruit and veg can still do so in another designated area. The grocer will be selling 127 varietie...
13 May 2019
We round-up Asda’s and Morrisons’ measures to improve customer’s grocery shopping experience. Asda to introduce ‘drive-through’ grocery shopping in Mansfield… Customers will soon be able to collect their grocery orders without leaving their cars. Indeed, Mansfield district council has given its green light for plans to implement a drive-through grocery collection point at the Asda superstor...
15 May 2018
Barcode standards agency, GS1 UK, has launched its new product data service, productDNA. ProductDNA aims to deliver accurate and consistent data; capturing, managing and distribution information in way that is easily accessed and shared across the supply chain. The productDNA service consists of: A new industry data model for suppliers to share product data with retailers A cloud-base...
04 April 2018
Morrisons is increasing investment in its wonky veg offer with a raft of new pledges designed to boost its popularity and address shoppers' concerns about food waste on farms. 50% increase in seasonal range At the heart of its 'Wonky Veg Promises' is a pledge to expand Morrisons seasonal range by 50% to 33 lines, with the inclusion of new lines such as chillies and kiwis. The UK's fourth la...