St Albans food bank gifted delivery van by Ocado

The donation means FEED will be able to receive fresh food, rather than just tinned and non-perishable produce. Their coordinator, Heather Ryan, said: “The donation of a refrigerated van will make a huge difference in helping us to deliver significantly more fresh and nutritious food to every person relying on us for essential meals. “We

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Shopping robots on the march in Ocado

There is a growing concern about the impact of automation on employment – or in crude terms – the threat that robots will eat our jobs. But if you want to see how important robotics and artificial intelligence can be to a business Ocado is a good place to start. “Without it we simply couldn’t

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Ocado trials robot for food picking

Ocado has been testing the feasibility of using robotic hands for the picking and packing of shopping orders at its warehouses. Alongside its robotic arm, the trial “RBO Hand 2” uses a ‘compliant gripper’ with spring-like properties – this prevents the damage or bruising of delicate food products like fruit and vegetables. The RBO Hand

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Sales boost for Ocado

Ocado is ramping up operations at its new customer fulfilment centre at Andover after increasing sales by 13.6 per cent to £1.27 billion last year. The Andover CFC started operations in November. It uses Ocado’s proprietary modular fulfilment system which the company said can pick an entire order in less than five minutes compared to

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Our competition winner at Ocado Driver of the Year event

In October Driver Require were one of the sponsors for the Ocado Driver of the Year 2016 event at Donnington Park, and we held our own competition whilst the drivers were busy racing around the track! It involved reversing the Driver Require remote control truck through a series of cones, without mistakes, in the fastest

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Ocado Andover fulfilment centre goes live

Online supermarket retailer is now operating from its new Andover Customer Fulfilment Centre. The site began picking and delivering customer orders early last week. The online business said it expects volumes to increase over the next few months. The site is expected to add 65,000 orders per week at an estimated cost of £45 million.

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Ocado names their Driver of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Bryony Mcpake, Ocado’s Driver of the Year 2016. Working at the Crawley delivery spoke, 20-year-old Bryony came tops in Ocado’s annual competition to highlight and reward safe driving: something they are very passionate about at Ocado. Keep up the good work, Bryony! Many thanks to our event partner Mercedes-Benz and the following sponsors

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Ocado opens East of England depot

Online Grocer Ocado has taken a 48,000 sq ft warehouse in Peterborough, which it will use as a depot to serve the East of England. Ocado opens East of England depotUnit 3 at Darlows Business Centre in Peterborough was formerly occupied by City Link and has been taken by Ocado on a 15-year lease. Ocado,

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Morrisons renegotiates Ocado contract

Morrisons has re-negotiated its contract with Ocado to lift the restrictions on store pick, cancel the profit share agreement and reduce the Research & Development fee. The retailer said the new deal would enable Morrisons.com to grow profitably in the UK. Ocado will develop a store pick solution for Morrisons.com. Prior restrictions will be lifted,

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Junior Manager of the year award for Aztek Logistics!

The winner will have demonstrated outstanding personal and professional qualities and progress in the development of his or her leadership potential. Sam Smith  at AZTEK LOGISTICS LTD As Aztek Logistics’ Stock Control Manager, Sam Smith must liaise with drivers, warehouse staff, Aztek’s administration department and, of course, the company’s clients. And last year, when Aztek

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Ocado logs onto Mercedes-Benz safety options

Safety was at the top of its shopping list when online grocer Ocado ordered a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks. The fast-growing retailer is now running another 20 Actros tractor units from its Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) in Hatfield, and at Dordon, near Tamworth, and awaiting delivery of a further 15. Supplied by Dealer S

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Why Ocado adopted different strategy for GM

Ocado has built its reputation as a grocery retailer, but it has also been building a substantial general merchandise business. And Richard Locke, head of general merchandising and analytics at Ocado, highlighted the challenges of running a general merchandise supply chain within a grocer – particularly in terms of dealing with legacy competencies – when

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Ocado drives ahead with expansion plans

Ocado is pushing ahead with plans to open two new fulfilment centres following significant rises in sales and profits last year. ocado-delivery-image—largePre-tax profit rose 65 per cent to £11.9m at Ocado in the year to 29th November, while revenue was up 16.7 per cent at £1.1 billion. EBITDA rose 13.8 per cent to £81.5m. Ocado

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