Ocado sales soar due to coronavirus as it ramps up extra capacity

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Ocado has reported soaring sales growth for the second quarter of the year due to the spiralling demand for online grocery delivery brought on by the coronavirus.

The pureplay grocer said growth in its retail revenue for the second quarter to date was 40.4% up year on year, compared to a 10.3% increase in the first quarter of the year.

While the retailer reported that “the number of items per basket” has passed the peak seen in mid-March and early April, demand remained “unprecedented” and Ocado flagged the measures it had taken to increase capacity across its automated fulfilment network.

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