Ocado news

02 July 2020
Leading food retailers are among a group of 20 major retailers to sign a declaration to develop a roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. The initiative, led by the BRC, will develop a common position ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, which will be held next year in Glasgow having been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Commitment to decarbonise the entire supply chai...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
22 June 2020
Sobeys has launched its Voilà by Sobeys grocery ecommerce service in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Partnership with Ocado Sobeys has partnered with UK-based Ocado to launch this service. It has built a Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) adjacent to its existing automated distribution centre in Vaughan, Ontario, optimising Ocado’s solution. Robots are used to assemble orders, with Voilà asso...
11 June 2020
In response to the growing demand for online grocery shopping, Ocado has raised £1bn from investors.  Increase capacity and improve the Ocado Smart Platform Ocado has raised £650m through new shares, with an additional £350m in convertible bonds. The retailer said the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a “catalyst” for a permanent and significant move towards online grocery deliveries. Ocado...
27 May 2020
The 12-week period to 17th May saw grocery sales rise 14.3%, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures from Kantar. We look at the results in more detail and performance from key retailers. Shoppers conducted fewer, larger shops The 12 weeks to 17th May included the pre-lockdown rush to the shops in March and eight weeks of stay-at-home advice....
22 May 2020
Following a soft launch, which has been running since the end of March, Monoprix has introduced its new service, Monoprix Plus. The service, which is initially only available in part of Île-de-France, adds to the retailer’s existing offer, enabling shoppers to click and collect orders at one of its stores, enjoy same day delivery, with Monoprix Express, and next day delivery, through Monoprix ...
11 May 2020
Coles has signed a AU$400m deal to develop two new automated fulfillment sites in Melbourne and Sydney. Ocado technology to power new sites The two new locations, which have been secured on a 15 year lease, will utilise the partnership that Coles struck with Ocado last year to increase picking rates, accuracy and improve service levels. Both facilities will be 30,000 sq m, with the one in S...
06 May 2020
Ocado has announced its trading update for Q2 and business response to coronavirus (COVID-19). In Q2, retail revenue was up 40.4% year-on-year (YoY), compared to 10.3% YoY growth in Q1. Impacts of COVID-19 Following significantly increased demand at the start of the outbreak, Ocado announced the number of items per basket appears to have passed its peak, whilst remaining high. The share of ...
28 April 2020
Following plans announced earlier this month to accelerate the launch of its Voilà service in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Sobeys has started to test orders at its new Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC). Partnership with Ocado Sobeys has partnered with UK-based Ocado to build the CFC adjacent to its existing automated distribution centre in Vaughan, Ontario, optimising Ocado’s robotic-dri...
26 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco opens first NHS Nightingale hospital stores:  Tesco has opened stores at the NHS Nightingale hospital, at London's ExCeL centre and the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Open 24 hours a day and staffed by colleagues from nearby stores, they ...