Ocado reveals 40% virus sales surge

Online supermarket Ocado said retail revenues surged by 40.4% over the past two months as demand soared due to the coronavirus pandemic. The update came ahead of Ocado’s annual general meeting, where shareholders are expected to protest over the £58.7 million pay packet chief executive Tim Steiner received for 2019. The online grocer said its current priority is operating its retail business safely and therefore has introduced contact-free deliveries, temperature monitoring for staff, and now regular testing of frontline workers.