‘Morrisons: New dawn and new owners must bring renewed strategic focus’

David Potts and Terry Leahy in front of a statue of Ken Morrison

The sun has set on a long and fruitful chapter in the history of one of Britain’s biggest retailers. Morrisons’ shares have been delisted from the London Stock Exchange, 54 years after it became a plc.

New owner Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), which triumphed in a dramatic £7bn battle with US private equity firm Fortress, is already making the right noises about making the most of Morrisons’ history - but will they?

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