Morrisons Xmas & New Year sales up 3.7%

Bradford-based supermarket group Morrisons said its like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel for the 10 weeks to January 7 were up 2.8% “comprising contributions from retail of 2.1% and wholesale of 0.7%.”

“Group LFL including fuel was up 3.0%,” said Morrisons.

” Total sales were up 2.6% excluding fuel (2.8% including fuel).

“Sales were especially strong over the Christmas and New Year period with group LFL of 3.7% for the six weeks to 7 January, comprising retail of 2.8% and wholesale of 0.9%.” sales grew over 10%.

Morrisons CEO David Potts, said: “More and more customers found more things they wanted to buy at competitive prices at Morrisons this Christmas.

“The hard work and friendliness of our colleagues continues to be key in delivering our strengthening performance, and I would like to thank them for everything they do for our customers.

 “Our plans to become a broader and stronger business are progressing well, with another period of positive like-for-like sales and the start of the rolling programme to supply McColl’s.”