MORRISONS has recorded its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth amid a turnaround plan under chief executive David Potts.

The Bradford-based supermarket totted up a full year of sales growth, with its "biggest ever" Halloween helping cement the supermarket's turnaround.

The grocery giant said like-for-like sales in the third quarter rose 1.6 per cent, with Halloween turnover up around 20 per cent.

Mr Potts, who took the helm last year following the removal of former boss Dalton Philips, said: "Our like-for-like sales have now been positive for a year, which is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the whole Morrisons team.

"There is a lot more we plan to do. We will keep investing in becoming more competitive and improving the shopping trip, and I am confident we will serve our customers even better during the important trading period ahead."

Total sales in the quarter were down 1.2 per cent, reflecting supermarket closures and the sale of the M Local convenience store chain.