Firm’s ‘good performance’

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SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons has seen its total sales – including fuel – rise by 7.6 per cent in the 13 weeks to October 30, the company has revealed.

The business also says that “record numbers” of customers visited its stores.

The company has opened 10 new outlets. It has also set up its second convenience outlet. Morrisons aims to add 600,000 sq ft of new space during the year.

A spokesman said: “We remain cautious on the overall economic environment and will continue to manage the business accordingly. Our good performance in the third quarter was in line with our expectations and the board’s financial outlook for the year remains unchanged.”

Hunter Kelly, EYs head of restructuring for Yorkshire and the North East

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