In the final article in a series of three examining the opportunities and challenges in the children’s video business, leading retailers tell Christopher Barrett that help is needed to maximise the potential of physical format releases.
Christopher Barrett finds the tight-knit and experienced home entertainment team at Morrisons focused on the efficient management of the category, while being driven by a passion for the product and a desire to delight customers.
There is a tough year-on-year comparison, not least because of The Greatest Showman, but home entertainment buyers are generally optimistic about the likely impact of Q2 arrivals including Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman and The Lego Movie 2, writes Christopher Barrett.
Morrisons Head of Home Entertainment David Catton says the UK home entertainment industry should move beyond tokenism and take a more ambitious approach to reducing its environmental footprint and limiting its use of plastic, writes Christopher Barrett.
Despite reporting a healthy 5.6% rise in quarterly underlying sales in the 13 weeks to Nov. 4, shares in Morrisons fell 4% on early trading as it failed to match the 6.3% growth in the previous quarter and analysts’ forecasts of a 6.1% increase.