The festive results, which covered the six weeks to 7 January and encompassed Christmas and New Year, come alongside like for like sales growth for the longer 10-week period, up 2.8 per cent.
The number of transactions also rose by 2.3 per cent over the crucial Christmas period, alongside a rise in like-for-like volumes.
Sales of its premium range "Best" were up 25 per cent, which it attributed in part to the broader range on offer.
'The battle between the bulls and the bears continues at Morrisons but it is the shareholders rather than the short-sellers who are raising a glass to the grocer's Christmas trading statement, ' said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell.
Automated ordering was live in all stores across most categories, Morrisons said, which helped maintain stock levels throughout the period, while customer satisfaction improved year on year.
The Bradford-based chain said the like-for-like retail sales performance in the 10 weeks to January 7 came as it resisted hiking prices despite surging costs, with the price of a basket of key Christmas items the same as previous year.
"Morrison's wholesale activities are also becoming more significant with a deal to supply the McColl's convenience store chain, which will see the renaissance of the Safeway brand later this month".
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The supermarket says it has become more competitive, which in an environment of inflationary pressure means it has likely taken some hit on margins, or passed some pain further up the supply chain, or both".
Preliminary revenue for the December quarter advanced 23.8 percent over the year to 66 trillion won (61.9 billion USA dollars). For the 12 months of 2017, Samsung predicted its operating profit would jump 83.3 percent to KRW 53.6 trillion.
He went on to say that also on 3 January, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced the end of anti-Government protests. He pointed out that Trump has a history of making "belligerent" comments about Iran.
The Chile global is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs. Theo Walcott is another player who is set to leave Arsenal this month with a return to Southampton a real possibility.
LG created the screen using its famous OLED display technology, which allows for a wide range of colours and impressive contrast. LG's secret seems to be the paper-thin OLED (organic light emitting diode) display which is found in top-end smartphones and TVs.
HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer will integrate Alexa into a bunch of Windows 10 desktops and laptops that they will launch in 2018. At CES 2018 , expect more digital assistant-related announcements from the companies like Amazon , Google , and Microsoft.
The agency said it is monitoring the automakers' progress and working to expand best practices to boost completion rates. This is part of Takata's historically huge recall of airbag devices that have been going on considering since 2001.
Last year, Kashmere Redd, a 28-year-old trans man living in NY , was stabbed to death by his partner, Doris Carrasquillo. In addition to founding the Miss Trans America pageant, she also helped to launch the Miss Trans New England pageant.
But that may change now that Winfrey is reportedly considering a 2020 presidential bid herself. "I love Oprah. She had Donald Trump - this was before politics - her last week, and she had Donald Trump and my family.
The trailer received prime-time billing during the half-time of the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The next issue of Black Panther: Long Live the King will be available January 10 via ComiXology .
This year, Trump will discuss his "America First" agenda in person, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump goes to Davos after backing out of a Pacific Rim trade agreement and repudiating the Paris Climate accord.
Mayor Sampath Raj ordered the city civic body to carry out fire safety audits of all high-rise and commercial buildings. The deceased were workers of the restaurant and they were reportedly sleeping inside the bar when the blaze started.
The principal chief noted that King wrote about colonization and the injustices committed against indigenous peoples. Mary's and Calvert counties on annual prayer breakfasts January 15 and their associated activities.
The company indicates that the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel may weight about 620 pounds, being heavier than the 3.5 -liter EcoBoost. Overall, automakers sold 2.4 million full-size pickup trucks previous year , an increase of 5.6 percent compared with 2016.
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 is the compulsory test for MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and 150 other institutes of the country. IIM Lucknow will call candidates for interviews in February-April. "The criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM".
Razer's project Linda aims to leverage the power of the Razer Phone and instantly transforms it into an Android based laptop PC. Razer didn't share any details about pricing or even going into full production with the Project Linda at this time.
Jegou, however, warned against taking the drug for months beyond what it necessary. "The risk is greater than the benefit". This would lead to continuously low levels of testosterone, because the body could no longer compensate for the fall.
Xbox is investigating the inaccurate RGB colors that have been reported when displaying in 4K HDR mode when playing a UHD disc. All together, you've got plenty of decent quality of life updates that should make using the Xbox One even better.
The affected devices include the company's line of ProBook, Envy, and Pavilion computers, as well as the ZBook mobile workstation. According to the recall notice, the issues came to light after eight customers reported battery packs overheating or melting.
Following convention, these revised plans will have a ripple effect on the other telecom operators in the country. It has also enhanced the data limit to 1.5 GB from 1 GB for select plans, effective January 9, sources said.
The company announces that they will no longer be producing drones, the report comes from their most recent earnings report . These factors make the aerial market untenable and GoPro will exit the market after selling its remaining Karma inventory.