January 15, 2013 / 7:19 AM / 5 years ago

Ocado Christmas sales rise 14.2 percent

An Ocado leaves the Ocado depot in Hatfield, southern England July 21, 2010.Suzanne Plunkett

LONDON (Reuters) - British online grocer Ocado (OCDO.L) said gross sales for the six trading weeks to January 6 rose 14.2 percent year-on-year to 91.6 million pounds in what it described as a "very good festive season".

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that the opening of a second warehouse, which will substantially increase its capacity, was on track.

Gross sales rose 11.4 percent to 716.2 million pounds in the 52 weeks to November 25 2012, Ocado said.

Reporting by Helen Massy-Beresford, editing by Kate Holton

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