WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW.L)
23 Feb 2018
* Reported increase below that of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons
* MORRISONS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF YORKSHIRE EGG BUSINESS CHIPPINDALE FOODS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
* Tesco, Sainsbury's made similar moves last month (Adds detail)
British retailers are giving updates on the key Christmas trading period stretching from "Black Friday" on Nov. 24 to clearance sales in early January.
LONDON British supermarket group Sainsbury's cautioned on Wednesday that the market for general merchandise and clothing would be tough in 2018, taking the shine off a slight upgrade to its forecast for annual profit.
* General merchandise sales fall, clothing sales growth slows
* European shares rally continues on cyclical strength * STOXX 600 benchmark at fresh 2-1/2 year highs * Global earnings revisions at all-time high - Citi * European stocks offer catch-up potential - UBS * Morrisons gains after Xmas update beats expectations Jan 9 Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on ma
LONDON Britain's fourth biggest supermarket chain Morrisons beat sales growth forecasts over Christmas while industry data indicated market leader Tesco outperformed smaller listed rivals during the festive season. | Video
* Squeezed UK shoppers focus on food, drink over Christmas (Adds detail on discounters, analyst comment, updates shares)
LONDON, Jan 9 The UK's top share index came within a whisker of a record high on Tuesday as Morrisons led a buoyant retail sector on the back of a well-received Christmas trading update.