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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.

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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...
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...
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...

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01/07/2020

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Ocado.

26/06/2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
19/05/2020
This report maps out the momentous changes to the grocery sector resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic over the last three months. It explores how shopper behaviour has changed, the impact of the virus on retailers, how the pandemic might change retail in future and what this means for suppliers.
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We look at Ocado's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, and the implications for manufacturers.

This in-depth guide to the United Kingdom explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Ocado.

Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen, talks about Ocado’s response to demand, the online channel’s longer-term growth, micro fulfilment centres, express delivery, and more.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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