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Ocado festive sales up 14.8%

Ocado has reported that its gross retail sales rose by 14.8% year-on-year in December.

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Ocado festive sales up 14.8%

The online grocery retailer said sales reached nearly £6 million on its biggest trading day in the run-up to Christmas, which was an increase of over 15% on the previous year.

Also handling online deliveries for the Morrisons supermarket chain, Ocado said its customer fulfilment centres processed nearly 40% more items for Ocado.com and Morrisons.com in the seven days before Christmas compared to the same period last year.

Tim Steiner, chief executive of Ocado, said: "Our focus remained on delivering the highest service levels at this very important time for customers, while offering the widest range at competitive prices."

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