Ocado news

03 May 2017
Kantar Worldpanel's latest market share release, for the 12 weeks to 23 April, shows that GB grocery accelerated to +3.7% in the period, the fastest rate of growth seen since September 2013.  As well as benefiting from buoyant Easter spending, value growth in the market was boosted significantly by the further rise of inflation, which stepped up to 2.6% over the 12 weeks.   ...
06 April 2017
Ocado has launched a competition that gives small suppliers the opportunity to be listed and receive a £20,000 marketing package to promote their product. Support for small business Now in its third year,  the competition will see entrants pitch their product to Ocado buyers. Ocado stated that previous winner, Hiver Beer has moved from a small scale start-up to a successful business and Hiv...
14 March 2017
In its first quarter update, Ocado has announced that sales have increased by 13.1%. Strong order growth The sales growth is in line with the previous quarter and driven by orders growth of 16.7%. Ocado is now delivering 252,000 orders each week versus 216,000 last year. The order growth is a result of new shoppers using the service and more customers using the Ocado 'Smart Pass' to shop mo...
06 March 2017
Ocado is testing grocery delivery by electric vehicles in London with benefits including reduced carbon footprint, reduced congestion and reduced noise levels. About the vehicle As reported by The Independent, the bike-like TRIPL vehicle, designed in Denmark, is small and manoeuvrable, which makes it easier to deliver to confined areas or busy roads. The vehicle is suited to short deliverie...
31 January 2017
Revenue up 14.8% For the 52 weeks to the 27th November, revenue increased by 14.8% to £1.27bn and profit before tax increased by 21.8% to £14.5m. Total order volumes grew by 17.9% to an average of over 230,000/ week. The number of active customers (shopped within the previous 12 weeks) increased by 13.9% to 580,000.  The average basket was £108.10 and declined 2.7%.  The continued uptake of Oc...
08 December 2016
In Q4, Ocado has delivered a 13.1% increase in gross sales and achieved a 13.6% increase over the last 12 months. Strong sales and order growth In the 16 weeks to 27th November, average orders per week grew 17.6% to 241,000 in Q4 (Q4 2015: 205,000).  The growth in orders was being driven by both new and existing customers. Declining basket The average basket size decreased by 2.9% from co...
05 October 2016
Ocado has introduced its new 'Smart Home' section, which will sell smart home products alongside groceries. Smart home products available Ocado now sell smart home lighting, heating, security, home control and Wi-Fi range extenders. Products include Philips Hue lighting, Hive thermostats and TP-Link smart plugs, which can be controlled through mobile apps and  Amazon Echo .  Nelson Qia...
14 September 2016
Ocado has released its Q3 results for the 12 weeks to 7 August 2016. Retail sales rose by 13.6% with gross group sales ahead by 15.4% to £314m. Ocado is confident despite margin pressure The group's average orders per week continues to rise, reporting 18.9% growth compared to 226,000 from 190,000 last year, while the average order size fell by 3.4% to £107.94 from £111.75. Although sales an...
09 August 2016
Morrisons and Ocado have reached an agreement to roll out the Morrisons.com home delivery service across Britain using Ocado's infrastructure. Store pick solution to be developed The agreement will see Ocado develop a store pick solution, enabling Morrisons to expand the coverage of Morrisons.com into its north of England heartland, an area that is currently beyond the reach of Ocado's fulf...
28 June 2016
Ocado has delivered profits and sales growth but has yet to announce a highly anticipated international tie-up. The online grocer, has reported half-year pre-tax profits to £8.5m, from £7.2m during the same period a year earlier on revenue of £584.2m, up more than 15% year-on-year, boosted by Ocado's tie-up with Morrisons. However, there was little news about an anticipated similar deal...