Income for Ocado’s retail enterprise grew by 19.8% within the first half of 2021, in contrast with the equal interval in 2020. Within the 26 weeks ending Could 2021, the corporate’s retail income hit £1.2bn, a rise from £1.02bn a yr earlier.
Tim Steiner, CEO at Ocado Group, stated: “As we head in the direction of a post-Covid-19 future, it’s more and more clear that the panorama for grocery worldwide has modified, for good.”
Buyer behaviour was already shifting on-line earlier than the pandemic – it’s anticipated that greater than half of shoppers will store for meals on-line by 2021 – however the coronavirus pandemic more and more compelled folks on-line as lockdown restrictions prevented them from finishing up day-to-day duties elsewhere.
For some, together with Ocado, offering clients with a web-based service throughout a time when folks have been compelled to remain at dwelling proved helpful for enterprise.