Ocado news

22 July 2021
The GB grocery market declined by 5.1% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to July 11th, according to the latest results from Kantar as the whole period annualised against pandemic-elevated comparatives. Despite this impact and a less-than-expected boost from Euro 2020, sales remained £3bn higher than the same period of 2019, Limited boost from Euro 2020 With many shoppers taking advantage of newfound ...
20 July 2021
Ocado has suffered a fire at its Erith customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in south-east London this week.  Short term disruption Ocado said in a statement that the fire was caused by the collision of three robots at the CFC. The retailer announced there were no injuries and the damage was limited to a small section of less than 1% of the grid, due to the fire being successfully contained by O...
06 July 2021
Ocado Retail’s revenue grew by 19.8% in the first half (26 weeks ended 30 th May), whilst Group revenue (Retail, Solutions and logistics) was £1.3bn up 21.4%. Strong Retail performance even as restrictions ease Ocado announced its Retail business saw strong revenue growth despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and with annualisation against periods of lockdown last year. Ocado Reta...
24 June 2021
As Sobeys lapped last year’s strong fourth quarter performance, sales and profitability declined. However, it delivered a strong two-year stacked performance and remains on-track with its growth initiatives, including the acceleration of its ecommerce business. Q4 and FY key numbers Q4 sales declined 1.3% to $6.9bn, with same-store sales down 6.1% Q4 two-year stacked same store-sales ...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
26 May 2021
The latest results from M&S show a challenging year for the business as a whole. The retailer reported a pre-tax loss of £201m in the 52 weeks ending 27 March 2021, down from a £67m profit in its previous financial year. The retailer was significantly impacted by the pandemic, with clothing suffering the most. Food fared better, and although operating profit was down, it did see positive like-for...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...
06 May 2021
We round up the latest online grocery news in the Nordics where: Sweden’s ICA has opened its first warehouse in partnership with Ocado Salling Group has launched online at its føtex banner in Copenhagen Salling Group has opened its first automated click and collect point Norway’s Kolonial has secured a €223m investment to rebrand and expand in Europe Many of these developme...
20 April 2021
Ocado has announced it is investing £10m in autonomous vehicle software from Oxbotica. Autonomous driving software Oxbotica was founded in 2014 by two Oxford University professors. The autonomous driving software company was the first in the UK to test self-driving vehicles in public. Ocado first partnered with Oxbotica in 2017, conducting a two-week trial using an early prototype delivery ...
19 April 2021
This month Kroger officially launched its new grocery delivery service via its first Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) powered by Ocado. With this new automated warehouse, Kroger has taken a different approach compared to most other major retailers in the US. But can this unique strategy enable Kroger to win in the competitive online channel? The Kroger and Ocado fulfilment model Back in Ma...