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Morrisons renews games focus

Morrisons is tackling the video games market with renewed focus this year, according to its games buyer Simon Millea. The grocer plans to make its games business more relevant and theatrical for its customers by being more selective with the titles it stocks and finding new sources of revenue. We …

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Morrisons acquires 49 Blockbuster stores

Supermarket chain Morrisons will acquire 49 stores from troubled retailer Blockbuster, it has been confirmed. It will use the new locations to widen its network of Morrisons Local stores, creating around 1,000 jobs in the process. The first outlets are expected to open in the summer, the bulk of which …

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Supermarkets to swoop for HMV stores?

Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are reportedly eyeing HMV outlets as a potential way to expand their own store counts. Earlier this week, restructuring firm Hilco acquired 120m of HMV’s debt, giving it control of the company. However, reports suggest Hilco only wants half of HMV’s 230 stores, meaning up to …

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Sainsbury’s and Morrisons expected to report poor Christmas trading

The share prices of Sainsbsury’s and Morrisons have fallen amidst predictions that the pair will report disappointing Christmas trading results later this month. The Grocer reports that analysts are expecting a 2.8 per cent drop in like-for-like sales over the period for Morrisons and a dramatic slowdown of growth at …

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UPDATED: Morrisons slashes console prices

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has cut the price on a number of console SKUs, according to reports. The 160GB version of the PlayStation 3 is now available for 150 with the 250GB cut to 200 – the latter price has been verified by MCV from a North London store rep. …

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Tesco fails to match Morrisons’ Gears of War 3 offer

It looks as if Morrisons’ will be the cheapest place to buy Gears of War 3 on the UK High Street tomorrow. Tesco looks to be ready to sell the game for 28, as long as you buy a 18.99 Microsoft Points card at the same time. That’s 3 more …

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Morrisons prices Gears of War 3 at £25

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has hit the magic 25 price point for tomorrow’s big global release Gears of War 3. Supermarket promotions are no rarity on big titles, but prices can vary – and 25 is typically the cheapest you’ll find on any triple-A big release on day one. But …

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Morrisons terminates MBL contract early

Supermarket chain Morrisons has ended its relationship with MBL Group five months early. The contract termination has happened immediately and by mutual consent. The partnership was originally scheduled to end on September 14th. MBL announced it was up for sale following the loss of Morrisons. 78 per cent of the …

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New Morrisons supplier seeks games partners

Morrisons’ entertainment distributor is on the hunt for retail and publishing partners in a bid to become a major player in the games market. Cinram – a big global distributor for music and DVD – was unveiled as Morrisons’ new supplier last month. The deal marks the firm’s first major …

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MBL for sale as Morrisons ends contract

Morrisons has ended its 14-year relationship with MBL Group, forcing the distributor to put itself up for sale. The firm has been in discussion with Morrisons for months to try and secure a new contract. 78 per cent of MBL’s turnover in its last financial year was made through its …

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