Morrisons Christmas sales dropped 2.5% on last year

Morrisons is expected to come under more pressure after it reported its performance over the Christmas trading period was down.

The company announced that in the 6 weeks to 30 December like for like sales declined by 2.5% compared to 2011.

Morrisons like for like sales dropped by 2.5% over the festive period Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

In a statement the company said: "The environment over the Christmas period has continued to be challenging with hard pressed consumers increasingly shopping to a budget and vouchering a prominent feature of a highly promotional market."

Chief Executive Officer, Dalton Philips added, "In a difficult market our sales performance was lower than anticipated, but we have a strong business and significant opportunities to advance our strategy, as we accelerate our multi-channel offer."