Sep 1, 2020

M&S food goes fully online with Ocado launch

Until now, the only M&S food available online has been party food and celebration dinners to order or, in certain locations, a limited range of about 130 M&S food and household items through Deliveroo. Now they will need to take their pick from M&S's Remarksable Value range instead. Shoppers can now choose from 6,000 M&S food items, alongside Ocado own-label goods and big-name branded items. PAUL ELLIS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES. M&S and Ocado say that their joint offer now amounts to more than 50,000 products, which they say is "Double that of the next largest grocery retailer". How important is it for M&S? The tie-up with Ocado comes at a critical time for M&S. The retailer employs almost 78,000 people, most of them in the UK. The bulk of the latest job cuts are expected to come among shop floor workers, with about 12% of customer assistant roles going. Ocado Retail chief executive Melanie Smith hailed the deal as a "Winning combination of the country's fastest-growing grocer and the nation's most beloved food brand".

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