Morrisons to enter supply arrangement with Amazon

first_imgMorrisons has this morning announced a new supply deal with Amazon.The supermarket said that shortly hundreds of its products will be available to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers.Morrisons will provide a wholesale supply service to Amazon, allowing Amazon’s customers access to a wide range of ambient, fresh and frozen products.And it added that new terms in principle had been agreed with Ocado to grow Morrisons.com David Potts, Morrisons’ chief executive, said: “Today’s agreement is built on Morrisons unique strengths as a food maker. The combination of our fresh food expertise with Amazon’s online and logistics capabilities is compelling.  “This is a low risk and capital light wholesale supply arrangement that demonstrates the opportunity we have to become a broader business. We look forward to working with Amazon to develop and grow this partnership over the coming months.”Morrisons will now also take space in Ocado’s new customer fulfilment centre in Erith and it will deliver a store pick solution for Morrisons that ‘leverages Ocado’s technology and Morrisons store assets’.last_img read more

Hass: Composed Syracuse core continues to close games at elite level

first_img Published on January 26, 2014 at 11:55 pm CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Syracuse is the ultimate tease.The other team always thinks it’s getting some, but never ends up scoring late in the game.The Orange lets an inferior team hang around, then pulls away in the waning minutes. It’s happened all season. Every time the possibility of an upset emerges, it quickly fades.That’s because this Syracuse (19-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) team is built to thrive in the clutch. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair and company turn on their mojo when it matters most. They’re wired to win. And playing in these close games will help Syracuse tremendously in the big dance.“This team has made plays at the end of games,” said SU head coach Jim Boeheim. “I don’t care what our record is. We’ve had seven games just like this one that could have easily gone the other way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“All seven games, somebody’s made a play.”SU’s latest victim was Miami (10-9, 2-5) on Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center. The Hurricanes catapulted back into contention, but Syracuse extinguished their comeback attempt without much difficulty.As he sat at the podium, Boeheim rattled off the games Syracuse could have easily lost this year: St. Francis, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Miami — twice. There were two more he couldn’t recall.The fact that the usually razor-sharp Boeheim didn’t immediately remember all of SU’s close games shows just how many tight games Syracuse has been in, and won.Competitive games early in the season prepare teams for March. And as we’ve watched the Orange come away with a win time and again, we’ve learned that SU is equipped to put teams away.Syracuse never panics or shows much fire. While the other team does everything it possibly can to climb back into the game, it does so with emotion. When Davon Reed scored a bucket, he grinned and shook both arms with vigor, bellowing before Tonye Jekiri helped him up.But when Ennis hit a floater down the other end to give SU the lead for good, he just jogged down the court like nothing important had happened. Just another day at the office. One more play for NBA scouts to salivate over and for Ennis — and the rest of the Orange — to downplay.The fact that no one on Syracuse is hotheaded or full of too much emotion might ultimately prove golden. Grant’s probably the most vivacious of the core seven players, but he’s all business on the court.Fair is soft spoken. Ennis is imperturbable. Cooney shows emotion sometimes, but overall he just goes about his way unaffected.It’s almost like Syracuse is just playing mind games with the other team. Oh, Boston College, you think you can hang? Nope. Time for a run. Pittsburgh, same to you. And Miami, same deal coming your way. You know the drill by now.Just like most savvy coaches, though, Boeheim would like to see fewer close games. Winning close games is great, but they also expose flaws.“That’s a great attribute to have,” Boeheim said, “but it also reminds you that you’re perilously close to having three or four losses.”He reminded the media just how stacked the ACC is. Though the conference isn’t what it was chalked up to be back in the preseason, it still features six or seven probable tournament teams, and three or four others vying for a spot in the dance.Wake Forest, for example, Syracuse’s next opponent, is 14-6 and just knocked off Notre Dame. There’s no easy out, which makes the ability to win close games that much more imperative.Winning close games with regularity is sometimes more indicative of a team’s success long term, though. Not every game’s going to be a cakewalk, like SU’s 22-point win over Colgate in November.Cakewalks don’t come frequently in college basketball, and there aren’t any more on Syracuse’s schedule. Every game will continue to show fans why the Orange is a trendy and logical pick to return to the Final Four.When the game is on the line, no team in the country is better at closing the deal.And why is that?“Well, we have good players,” Boeheim said. “It can’t be coaching. It’s got to be players.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Grizzlies shake up roster with moves involving Avery Bradley, Dwight Howard

first_imgThe Grizzlies had a busy Friday night, reportedly waiving guard Avery Bradley and trading swingman C.J. Miles to Washington for Dwight Howard, according to multiple reports.But that wasn’t it for Howard. The 6-6 Miles scored 9.3 points per game in his 14th NBA year last season.The Athletic reported that the Wizards have coveted Miles for years, “going back to the days when he regularly torched them when he was with Indy.” According to a report from The Athletic, the Wizards will waive Howard.There’s a lot to unpack here, but the bottom line is Memphis is freeing up salary space to potentially make some free agent moves. According to The Athletic, Memphis will free up $10.9 million by waiving Bradley and moving Miles to Washington will save them $3.1 million.The 28-year-old Bradley scored 16.1 points per game in 14 contests with Memphis last season after being acquired in a trade with the Clippers.Howard played only nine games last season after undergoing spinal surgery and dealing with hamstring issues. The 33-year-old veteran isn’t the same player who went with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and earned eight All-Star nods.But if Howard can stay healthy he’s still a force in the paint. In his last full season, with the Hornets in 2017-18, he scored 16.6 points and grabbed 12.5 rebounds per game.last_img read more