British grocers are mounting a spirited defence of their market share, according to Moody's.
Agreement will see McColl's distribute Morrisons and Safeway products in over 1,300 stores from January.
Tesco outperforms fellow 'Big Four' rivals in four weeks to 15 July, as sales at discounters soar over 15%.
Rate of growth in sales at UK supermarkets hits 3.7% in April, the highest level since September 2013.
British supermarket posts 2.9% year-on-year increase in like-for-like sales as turnaround plan continues.
Kantar Worldpanel figures show food prices are 0.5% lower than 2015 but are expected to rise from December.
This hike comes just weeks after Tesco pulled Marmite and other Unilever brands from its stores amid a price row.
Supermarket sector lifts after Tesco ends supplier battle with Unilever.
Sales at discount chains Lidl and Aldi surge again, but Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda suffer decline.
Mixed economic data keeps investors guessing on the strength of the UK economy after the vote to leave the EU.
Amazon Lockers will allow customers to collect deliveries from Morrisons stores instead of waiting at home.
New deal will see Ocado deliver Morrisons products in areas not covered by the supermarket's delivery service.
Lidl and Aldi remain fastest-growing retailers while Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's struggle with sales
Waitrose, the Co-operative and Iceland have posted sales growth for the 12 weeks ending 22 May 2016.
The Bradford-based supermarket showed a pre-tax profit of £217m for the year ending 31 January.
Sainsbury's, Aldi and Lidl among the main winners of the Easter period as consumers increase spending.
Stocks nosedive despite expanded stimulus after ECB President admits he sees no further reason for future rate cuts.
Low-price German retailers Aldi and Lidl have seen a 15.1% and 18.9% rise respectively.
The G20 countries left their meeting on Saturday without a proposal to boost the slowing global economy.
Ocado takes care of Morrison and Watirose's food deliveries but there were talks of a major deal with Amazon.
IBTimes UK looks at the individual winners and losers over the Christmas period.
UK stocks boosted by better-than-expected figures from a number of big retailers.
Kantar research shows German chains saw consumer spending increase by more than 10%.
Morrisons has already shut down 11 superstores and sold its convenience store division.
While the big four have lost in Christmas sales, discounters Aldi and Lidl gained over the festive period.
The £15m 'Golden Hello' caused Bolland to be dubbed 'the golden shopkeeper' or 'Big Bucks Bolland'.
The price of diesel has fallen to around two pence below the price of petrol, which is usually cheaper.