Ocado announce Bristol as location for new hub

Food & Drink | Retail | South West

Ocado have announced the location of its new Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in the UK to support the growth plans of Ocado Retail.

This will be Ocado Retail’s first mini-CFC and will be located in Bristol. The facility will have the capacity for over 30,000 orders per week compared to approximately 85,000 orders per week expected from Ocado CFC 5, currently under construction at Purfleet.

This facility is being built in an existing warehouse and is expected to go live at the end of 2020 or early 2021

The Bristol mini-CFC, consisting of a 150,000 sq ft warehouse in Avonmouth delivered by St. Modwen, is expected to support around 815 jobs in the local area.

Tim Steiner, Chief Executive of Ocado Group, said: “The Ocado Smart Platform is constantly evolving as we innovate to adapt to changing customer needs. We can now deliver the best customer experience across a whole range of customer missions, through CFCs, mini-CFCs, and micro fulfilment centres. Ocado’s technology is dynamic and constantly improving, delivered through tried and tested solutions with proven and attractive economics. Our mission is to deliver the future of online shopping today, and we believe we are succeeding.”

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