WM Morrison to start selling groceries online

WM MORRISON, Britain’s fourth largest supermarket chain, is expected to announce next week that it will start selling groceries online.

According to the Financial Times, the retailer’s newly appointed chief executive Dalton Philips is set to make his business plan for Morrison’s future, including offering groceries online to its customers, public next week.

In his first appearance in the new role since his appointment, it is also anticipated that Philips will detail the company’s opportunities to develop non-food areas and a broader base of store formats.

Philips joined WM Morrison in March after he was poached from Canada’s Loblaws chain two months earlier. He has already made some changes, recruiting Richard Hodgson from Waitrose as commercial director.

Hodgson will replace Morrison’s Martyn Jones, a trading director, who is to move into corporate services.