January 15, 2013 / 7:16 AM / 5 years ago

Ocado Christmas sales rise 14.2 pct

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - British online grocer Ocado said gross sales for the six trading weeks to Jan. 6 rose 14.2 percent year-on-year to 91.6 million pounds ($147.17 million) 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 Nov. 25 2012, Ocado said.

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