Tom Keighley

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Ocado report healthy Christmas

Online grocery retailer Ocado Group has reported a good Christmas period, as gross sales rose 14.2%.

Total sales for the six weeks of trading up to January 6 were £91.6m, and gross sales in the seven trading days to Christmas were up 17.1%.

Tim Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Ocado, said: “It was a very good festive season for us, evidenced by growth in orders, basket size and sales.

“We are pleased to have helped record numbers of customers enjoy Christmas without the stresses and strains of visiting a physical supermarket. Our colleagues did an exceptional job in ensuring customers received the highest service standards with deliveries on time and in full.

“As has been seen elsewhere in our sector, Christmas has amplified the fact that shopping online for groceries is of increasing importance for consumers. In 2013, we will substantially increase our capacity with the opening of our second fulfilment centre, and so we hope to make it possible for many more customers to escape crowded aisles, checkouts and car parks.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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