The group's revenue meanwhile came in 5.8 percent higher at £17.3 billion, generating underlying profit before tax of £374 million, marking an 11 percent rise on the prior-year period.
Morrisons said it was on track with its financial targets and would pay a special dividend of 4 pence, taking the full year payout to 10.09 pence, up 85.8 percent.
"We are pleased to be paying shareholders a special dividend of 4p a share, which reflects our good performance so far and confidence for the future".
Case Keenum expected to sign with Broncos
Elway said in recent weeks that he still believed the team could get back into the postseason mix with an upgrade behind center. That included choosing among the draft prospects that include Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and others.
"Morrisons is now entering its third consecutive year of growth, which is a credit to the whole team", said chairman Andrew Higginson.
"We had a strong year, becoming more competitive and increasingly differentiating Morrisons for all stakeholders", said chief executive David Potts.
Morrisons said sales of local suppliers' foods had risen 50% in the past two years after signing deals with more than 200 farmers and other local food producers and tailoring stores to regional tastes.
RB Jonathan Stewart expected to sign with Giants
Gallman finished his rookie year of 2017 with 476 rushing yards on 111 carries (4.3 yards per carry) but no touchdowns. Two weeks after he was cut by the Carolina Panthers , it appears running back Jonathan Stewart has found a new home.
Looking ahead, Morrisons says it is confident that the business will continue to grow, reducing net debt and increasing wholesale supply sales.
The retail group began a programme to supply McColl's convenience stores nationwide with both branded products and the renewed Safeway brand, as well as expanding its online services, and extending the geographical reach of the "Morrisons at Amazon" partnership.
5-time champion Roger Federer tops Filip Krajinovic at Indian Wells
Seventh seed Kevin Anderson took down Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (1) 7-6 (3) and South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4. At one point he won 17 straight points en route to taking a 6-2, 3-0 lead, winning 10 of the final 11 games in the match.