Ocado news

10 March 2021
This year, Mother’s Day in the UK will be celebrated on 14 March. Despite lockdown measures easing from 8 March in the UK, most restrictions will still be in place, meaning it will not be a standard Mother’s Day for many. Regardless of this, shoppers continue to seek ways to celebrate the event, but in a safe and memorable way. We highlight seven best-in-class initiatives this Mother’s Day, fol...
09 March 2021
The first customer delivery has been made from the first CFC to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. This represents a soft launch for the facility, which will be marked by a grand opening in April. First of two planned sites expected to open this year This first delivery marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. Fulfilled by the Customer F...
04 March 2021
Operations have started at Ocado’s new mini-Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Bristol, with capacity for over 30,000 orders per week. Boosting capacity The new CFC is a quarter of the size of Ocado’s Erith CFC at 150,000 sq ft. It has the capacity for more than 30,000 orders per week. Ocado said the Bristol CFC will open up more capacity for new and existing customers across the country. ...
02 March 2021
The GB market grew 12.5% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period included Christmas and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, which drove growth. Strong growth is now expected to slow Sales accelerated further in the last four weeks to +15.1%. This was the fastest rate of growth since June 2020. Market growth is however now expected to...
22 February 2021
During a year like no other, Ocado Group delivered a 33% year-on-year (YoY) increase in sales. 2020 saw the launch of the first international CFCs for Groupe Casino in France and Sobey’s in Canada. In 2021, seven partners will be live with Ocado’s technology with ten CFCs live worldwide. Ocado will continue to invest in the Ocado Smart Platform to attract new partners and find efficiencies. In...
09 February 2021
Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced its trading results for the year 2020 (52 weeks to 29 th November). Unprecedented customer demand Driven by strong customer demand, Ocado Retail revenue increased by 35% to £2.2 bn. Ocado said this was enabled by a significant increase in the peak day capacity of its three mature CFCs at Hatfield, Dordon and Erith. EBITDA for the Retail business ...
09 February 2021
The first cases have been delivered into the first CFC that is due to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. First of two planned sites expected to open this year The delivery of the first cases marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. The delivery, into the Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio, comes almost three years since th...
02 February 2021
The GB market grew 12.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 January, according to latest results from Kantar. As restrictions once again increased, the online and convenience channels continued to benefit the most from changes in shopping habits. Increased restrictions drive up spend A combination of the festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions drove growth. With dining out no long...
01 February 2021
Ocado announced it is discontinuing its Low Price Promise price matching tool. Replaced by low-cost items Ocado’s Low Price Promise checked customers’ shopping against Tesco prices for comparable items. Customers were given an Ocado voucher for the difference between Tesco and Ocado’s price if the item they bought could have been purchased at Tesco for a lower price. Ocado is now removin...
25 January 2021
EG Group, whose owners Zuber and Mohsin Issa are in the process of buying Asda from Walmart, has appointed retail heavyweight Stuart Rose as its new chair. Governance structures to be strengthened Rose, a former executive chair of M&S, is currently chair of Ocado, but will step down from this role in May. He will take up the new position at EG Group immediately and will work to develop impr...