Ocado news

06 February 2019
Online grocery retailer Ocado is to trial a one-hour delivery service in London next month. Ocado Zoom The one-hour delivery service, Ocado Zoom, is set to launch in March in west London initially, with plans to expand the service if customer feedback is positive. Around 10,000 products will be available to customers for delivery within one hour. The service will cater for smaller basket...
05 February 2019
Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced strong trading results for the year 2018. Ocado’s retail revenue is up 12%, now at £1,475.8m for the year to 2 nd December. Strong retail performance Ocado’s retail business delivered a revenue of £1,475.8m compared to £1,317.4 in 2017. Revenue growth rate in 2018 was up 12% year-on-year, similar to 2017’s +12.4%. This year, Ocado Retail has b...
11 January 2019
Online retailer Ocado has introduced a palm oil-free ‘aisle’ to its website and the Ocado app. Growing demand Ocado’s customers can now browse over 3,000 products that do not contain palm oil. Ocado aims to make searching for palm oil-free products easier and simplify this process with the new aisle on its website. The launch follows a 28% increase in searches for palm oil-free products in ...
13 December 2018
Ocado Retail’s revenue increased 12% in its fourth quarter (13 weeks to 2nd December) an increase on Q3’s 11.5% and a first half performance of 11.7%. Ocado is now delivering 320,000 orders on average per week, an increase of 13.1% year on year and its newly opened robotic customer fulfilment centre in Erith is now processing 30,000 orders per week. Its average basket size is still strong a...
20 November 2018
Kroger and Ocado will open the first of up to 20 planed Customer Fulfillment Centres (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio. Optimising Kroger’s density in the region Earlier this year, the retailers formed a strategic partnership to optimise Ocado’s technology solutions for its ecommerce operations. The first CFC will be located north of Cincinnati, where Kroger is based. The retailer has significant densi...
18 September 2018
Ocado revenue reached £348.6m in its third quarter, 13 weeks to 2 September. The company saw growth of 11.5%, with strong performance from new CFCs at Andover and Erith. Basket size remains stable In line with last year, average order size is still strong at £106.26. 283,000 orders are being placed per week on average, an increase of 11.4% on last year. Strong initial growth at Erith CFC...
16 July 2018
Catalan distribution group, including Bon Preu, Esclat and EsclatOil, is to strengthen its online grocery channel through a partnership with Ocado. New ecommerce website With the alliance, the group will launch a new ecommerce website and app as a short-term priority, possibly later in 2018. New features include searching for favourites or allergens and allowing customers to modify their ba...
10 July 2018
Ocado's retail revenue grew by 11.7% in the first half, whilst Group revenue (Retail and Solutions) was £799.9m up 12.1%. Ocado Retail revenue was £736.6m and the Solutions business was £63.3m, an increase of 16.8%. The Ocado Group reported a loss of £(9)m versus a profit before tax of £7.7m last year. Efficiency and investment Ocado reported an improvement in deliveries per van per w...
17 May 2018
UK-based Online grocer Ocado has announced its fifth international deal, with US grocery retailer Kroger. Under the terms of the agreement, Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, with the US firm also increasing its investment in the company by five percent. This will bring its investment in Ocado to more than six percent.  Identifying up to 20 sites for development ...
08 May 2018
Online retailer Ocado has introduced an improved list functionality called Meal & Lists. The initiative makes it easier for shoppers to build their baskets.   Source: IGD Research Improving the shopper experience Ocado research has shown that customers typically have a small repertoire of meals that they shop regularly. The Meal & Lists function allows shoppers to organise ...