However, the food retailer's shares jumped 2.4 per cent to close at 232.3p after it said its retail sales rose 2.1 per cent, its wholesale revenues were up 0.7 per cent, with Morrisons.com growth exceeding 10 per cent.
Sales to shoppers contributed 2.8 per cent growth to the business, with 0.9 per cent coming from wholesale activities.
Sales were especially strong over the Christmas and New Year period with like for like sales of 3.7% for the same period said the Company in a statement. The retailer said it kept a lid on prices for shoppers despite higher commodity costs.
Tesco (LON:TSCO) proved the best performer of the big four supermarkets in the U.K, with sales up 3.1 percent across the period.
Overall supermarket sales were up 3.8 percent for the 12 weeks to December-end.
Under Mr Potts, who was hired in spring 2015 to revitalise the group, Morrisons has focused on differentiating its range and growing its online and wholesale services.
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Food sales are not as vulnerable to a consumer slowdown as clothing, but given the weak trading backdrop, Morrison's Christmas trading figures are worthy of a cursory round of applause".
Morrisons is the seventh most shorted stock in the United Kingdom, yet the positive update did not see the "short squeeze" that can amplify share price gains.
Chief executive David Potts said: "More and more customers found more things they wanted to buy at competitive prices at Morrisons this Christmas".
Morrisons has been trialling supplying all 1,650 McColl's stores with both Safeway products and national brands and the full role out will begin this month at the rate of about 25 stores a week.
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